Anyone who's stood/swayed for 45 minutes waiting for a packed and barf-smelling N Judah knows firsthand that getting around San Francisco's late at night can be quite a challenge. This afternoon, move beyond angry tweets and complaining to your friends, and hit City Hall for a hearing to discuss how to improve it.
District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener's called this hearing for today's Land Use and Economic Development Committee (they handle topics as diverse as housing, land use, zoning, planning, rent control, transportation, Muni, homelessness and the environment) meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Unfortunately, the meeting's at 1:30, which is tricky for those of us who work during the day. Maybe take a late lunch and head to City Hall, instead of to eat? If you can't make it, SF Gov TV will stream it live from their website.
Wiener spokesperson Jeff Cretan says that at the hearing, "city departments and transportation providers will report on the current state of late night transit options and what can be done to improve access, speed and safety for nightlife industry employees and patrons....Employers, workers, and late night advocates will also provide feedback."
At the hearing, you'll be treated to presentations from the San Francisco Entertainment Commission, the Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development, BART, AC Transit, SFMTA, Caltrain, the taxi industry and "Transit Network Companies." Will one of them hold the key to getting you home in a safe, affordable, swift fashion? Go the meeting to see, and, who knows? Perhaps you'll be emboldened to provide a little feedback yourself.
What: Late night transportation hearing
When: 1:30 PM
Where: Land Use and Economic Development Committee, Board of Supervisors, San Francisco City Hall (1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place), Room 263
Cost: You should be asking what it will cost you if you DON'T go. (Fine, it's free.)