Friday, March 9, 2012

17th Street Speed Radar Trailer

Hello Corbett Heights Neighbors —

Just wanted to let you know - in case you haven’t already seen it - that Park Station has set up a Speed Radar Trailer at the top of Corbin Steps - just next to the traffic calming island.  This is in addition to the one we’ll be getting a bit farther down 17th Street which is scheduled to be installed on a sidewalk pole by the end of this month.  It’s been delayed by well over a year so don’t be too disappointed if it’s well into April before we see it.

Park Station has finally gotten serious about the speeding and lack of stopping by cars coming down the hill on 17th St.  On several occasions a motorcycle officer has been positioned at the base of Corbett.  He never had to wait very long.  As you can see from Captain Feeney’s notes, this will be happening more regularly.

17th Street Radar Trailer

After obtaining several new batteries, the Park Station Radar Trailer has
been set up once again on 17th Street, next to the traffic calming area.
Additionally, our traffic officers will be conducting radar investigations
in the area to reiterate the point to please SLOW DOWN. I was out there
yesterday and earlier today and have to say that this is a perfect location
for the trailer. I observed many vehicles slowing down considerably before
approaching this sign and am

encouraged that in combination with enforcement, we can reduce the speed of
traffic. Please let your friends and neighbors know that we will soon be
conducting an enforcement operation.

IF YOU HAVEN’T SENT IN YOUR ANNUAL DUES, PLEASE DO SO.  IT’S $15 PER YEAR PER HOUSEHOLD - PAYABLE TO CORBETT HEIGHTS NEIGHBORS. YOU CAN EITHER MAIL IT TO 78 MARS, OR JUST DROP IT IN THE TOP MAILBOX.  IF YOU’RE NOT SURE WHETHER YOU ARE DUE, JUST SEND ME AN EMAIL AND I’LL LET YOU KNOW.
THANKS!!
GARY

Monday, March 5, 2012

Corbett Slope support

Hi Neighbors,

In case you’re wondering what’s happening with the Slope, there are meetings planned with DPW to discuss possible tree trimming, and also options for retaining walls.  We’re looking at early April for our next garden work day.

BUT, in the meantime - I am applying for a SF Beautiful grant, and realized that letters of support from the neighborhood are required.  

If you are able to email me a letter of support by 4PM today, it will be greatly appreciated.  If not, not to worry.

Please include your name and address, and say something to this effect:

“I live in the neighborhood that surrounds the Corbett Slope, and the fact that it will remain open space is very important to me.  The improvements planned for the park will definitely improve our neighborhood.”

Thanks very much!!
Gary