The SFMTA plans to relocate a bus stop on Crescent at Anderson, and Neighbor Ryon feels under-consulted. He writes:
Two weeks ago the MTA put up a sign to announce that the 23 line bus stop would move to a new location on Nov. 14, right in front of our house. Last week they came and painted in a coach stop sign (in the rain). Here are ten reasons why this sucks:
- There is a bus stop one block away and another two blocks down.
- There was no bus stop here when we bought our house in 2007.
- I wonder what our home value just dropped to; a new low no doubt, 80’s figures I imagine
- My small children and family are now subjected to strangers loitering around feet from our doorstep
- Our gate area and/or tree will no doubt become a trash receptacle
- People are staring at me when I look out the window
- Cool new sounds of busses idling noisily outside at night
- We just celebrated how great our block will be, only to have this nuisance kill our hope like a baby harp seal. Two doors down, Nassers Market has recently been transformed from a dangerous drug operation regularly raided by S.W.A.T. at which the former owner had been assassinated by local gang members facing robbery charges. So we are a little sensitive, yes.
- Our children are small and vulnerable, just thought I would mention this again.
- We don’t need this crap.
I promptly lodged a complaint (reference number 1659943) through 311. They were sympathetic and said they would lodge the complaint for me and would even ask the MTA to discuss it with me over the phone. Of course, that never happened.
You can probably guess neither we nor our neighbors were consulted about this, and you might also guess how far the obvious, “well we posted it for a whole week” argument would fly with us. In fact the man who put up the sign was intercepted by my mother-in-law who mentioned to him that there would be complaints to which he replied, “Oh yes, we are expecting them.” The problem is we don’t really know the right channels to go through to reverse this small tragedy. Any help and advice from the Bernal community would be greatly appreciated.
PHOTO: Neighbor Ryon