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talk like there are at home, i trust it and want to ride muni >> (clapping) (calling names). >> good afternoon we're the youth leaders from the chinatown. i want to see how important the program has become for over thirty thousand youth and their famed. and now we hope to see mta perpetrate a program that serves for protecting seniors and people with district attorney's r sdakt. without transportation they can't go anywhere they can't afford the cost of transmission
as expenses go up up. the cost of transportation is too expensive for my parent they don't go out they have to walk all the way to market and increases the pain in their feet. i wonder be what to do i know i know they don't want to be isolated i know they want to enjoy their life and enclosure the world but transportation costs have become a barrier for the mobility and people for the seniors who are transit dependent and people with disabilities so we believe free minnesota for seniors and people about disabilities is a priority that mta should work on.
please consider and work >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names). >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon, everyone. i'm sherry will i and this is shiny we're from the community center. pedestrian safety is what we're demanding too often we hear that people get hit and die 6 people have died this year and 21 died from collisions were we don't want to see those numbers increasing. no one wants this to happen again prevention is important. it's not okay in san francisco we spend over $500,000 treating pedestrian accident and we could
prevent this that i spending more for safety >> i see people crossing the streets and it's important for vehicle drivers and pedestrians to follow the rules and physical changes on the street can prevent folks from fighting over the same space speaker in order to do the education and improvement achieve the goal of vision zero more it needed and without the budget nothing can be done. it should be used in the most important intersections. the most dangerous streets run through chinatown and tenderloin where it's poor communities. therefore we urge the sfmta to
significantly increase the funds we want to make sure that people feel comfortable when they walk around the city. everyone is a pedestrian we all should have the same rights on our streets without fairs. thank you for your consideration >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names). >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon. >> i'm aaron and this is lisa we want to push for the improvement of the pedestrian safety. and not only in chinatown but 120i8 san francisco. in my opinion pedestrian safety is indeed a must improvement if we want to see a brierthd future for san francisco pedestrians.
all of us are pedestrians at one point we want to feel safe and pedestrians make up 50 percent of all collisions >> so seniors and youth are the most vulnerable to get into collisions because they're unable to make a light and they think it's fondle funny to randomly cross the street. we want to push the budget more funding for pedestrian safety because many of the seniors are afraid f what if i'm next to get into a collision they're afraid to cross the unsafe streets so
put more funds into the budget for pedestrian safety and this is a greater step for over good please (calling names). >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon hill i'm david i'm a youth leading leader from the chinatown center. >> i'm also a member. >> today, we want to talk about youth and we want to say that it's been years since the program started it's a success. we want to see the program permanent anonymous two years it gives benefits for the city and youth it gives youth free transportation but to take the transportation and by having
benefits having a new jargsz of transit free youth it will be more beneficial for our whole city. but besides making our program to 18 why'd we want this expanded to the 18 >> i'm 18 and 2 costs $66 a month. i'm afraid at the end of every month i have to ask my mom for the money for the bus ticket i feel small mind and i'm from a protecting family and i'm 18 but i'm currently don't have a job because still in school. i want to ask you ask free muni
for 18-year-old so we can create less burden and stress for users and >> thank you. next speaker, please (calling names). >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon so i'm currently 18-year-old high school student i live in a low income family with my mom she didn't have a job. i went a year ago my mom told me we don't have enough money so i want to you pay for your only
bus money. i don't have a job and people having pocket money but at the time the free metropolitan program went on so it solved my problem for while on the other hand, i'm an active person i am in a firefighter program and other programs. almost everyday. so i live in the richmond district with all the programs i'm involved bus transportation is a must to me. so i want to say that $66 is overwhelminging to me and my family there's a lot of 18-year-old high school students in the same situation.
can you make this permanently to 18-years old permit now. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please good afternoon. i'm a youth leader and i want to thank you for making the free payments to last a few years i'm from a low income family and rely on public transportation to get to my school and home. before the pilot program i stated at home on the weekend but with the pilot program i go out and hang out with my friends. i hope this chance will not only last for a few years but for future generations for the same benefits. i hope you'll consider and make free muni respect permanent and
including the 18-years old thank you and have a >> thank you. next speaker, please (calling names). >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon my name is eric i'm appropriate by supervisor chiu on the commission. i want to thank you for the pilot program because of your support more than 31 youth have affordable transportation. it is great that our economy is rebounding with new developments and businesses the populations is projected to grow so it will require a greater muni ridership and it's not either or but and making the free muni to youth it will help there will be less
cars in the road and help to reduce congestion. we should grow the public ridership for our youth for econom economical uses. so overall we don't believe that the young to pay 64 dollars a year will help them stay in the city. it is a hand up it's an investment for our youth and it's in our power to bring affordable transportation to our youth and the time is right (clapping) (calling names). >> good morning. >> good afternoon hi, i'm an internet youth commission office and in school. i'm greatly benefiting from the
free muni and it's he helping to coming home from school and hanging out with any friends. i am going to have to turn in mragsdz and have to go to soovr programs and to make it permanent one of the what did you say is putting it into our fair policy regardless of any donations because we've all seep be in free muni for youth it's been a huge success. thank you please. >> (calling names). >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon. i live in the urban hate i'm glad that i amount of fund that's going to be spent for bicycling has increased but it's still only
half of what is needed to mediate meet your own strategy and we won't be able to pay for it unless the voters approve the measures in november. we need to make it a higher priority this is not the actions to bathtub u ball park our words preventing deaths and injuries. it's ridiculous that we're spending lessen bicycle improvements than paper. it's some kind of joke by just because it's april fool's day i guess it doesn't mean it's a joke. i'd like to see some other source of funding. i'd like to see the fund come from somewhere it's something
that you can figure out. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names) >> good afternoon. >> hi, thank you for your patience. yeah. i wanted to request again support with funding and reexplanation of the funding for zero and the emphasis that it's for the protection of everybody. more particularly my focus is on possible street i see 1942 problematic to our best tensions and that's a very focal high monitoring has hi, yacked the practices in the city without reiterating the facts i'd like to say it's better than for sure than if those people would have
gotten their way one hundred percent we week call the gap in the middle of the street that reflects those people have been active but more specifically there's hazards for pedestrian safety and also okay. well i'll leave it at that. as far as the specifics i want the board to have a pilot for a protected bike lane for the entire lane you have no shorthand of people that have had the personal experience of being hit by network driver in what was called a bike lane in name only not what an engineer would call the bike lane but i want that in place for please. >>
(calling names). >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon directors. i'm with the san francisco bicycle coalition i want to commend our folks for the successful and appropriate focus on equality and affordability that's not been nor focused in the city i commend the staff for bringing the priorities. i want to make sure that walking and biking are included in the budget and unfortunately we know that the folks in underserved contingent both neighborhoods and types of people elderly and children are often those in danger while walking pr not only bring the biking and walking but the safety lens so what this discussion. we don't feel the sister-in-law increase is enough but we hope
the safety is one it's not your top permit but one of the priorities. and perhaps less alarming i'll share if i can open the thing there. highlighted in yellow most alarming is not the dollars but highlighted the middle version not the most ambitious it calls for 10 miles. your money e own shows less than 6 mild 1.89 miles of new lanes that's less than 6. the plan aims to meet less than 60 percent i hope to work with our staff and fourth the
>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names). >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon director nolan. it was really a pleasure to hear some of the youth to talk about that it's a 2-way street to educate the pedestrians. you would think after all the deaths and injuries i'd see less than jaywalking i see bicyclists running stop signs. i think it's important that when you share the road i share responsibility. i'm role deplored that the organization doesn't understand that i want to do my part to protect pedestrians as a cab driver they also should take responsibility for their own
safety i don't see that. the last part will be the budget i think that this divorce needs to happen we need to have a divorce one the medallion is not going to be worth anything you saw the article yesterday immediate action to the city attorney's office they should you're allowing companies to put quasi taxis on the streets. i see that you don't need jofrz anti but to keep the only person was out there the pco the best guy in the world i believe is badge 56 at second and townsend but i saw no investigators out there we decisive to know what
the investigators see. but give us a report and in closing every meeting director reiskin should give us a report on what the taxi investigators and >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names). >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon, everybody i'm ramming raymond i work for a community action network out of market. i'm here to talk about to support the free muni for the youth and seniors and folks with disabilities and also pedestrian safety is important inform district 6. in district 6 south of market we have a bat out of hellcy carmichael next to the froidz we have cars flying or
>> (speaking foreign language.) >> all over the place and we need to educate our folks; right? about pedestrian safety but help you guys to prioritize those things. we have no hill in district 6 i work with 22 youth at tom cam and all of them go to different high schools and they separate at mid school so they have to get up early to travel. i have one youth lives in treasure island and goes to the excelsior. i urge you guys to prioritize and support free muni for the combrouth and perspire itself pedestrian safety. some of the people in the community already are afraid to cross the street 80
>> (speaking foreign language.) >> i'm i use the minnesota all the time and constantly see kids on the bus going to school and everyone with disabilities they go on and they're urging the muni >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names) and good afternoon. >> good afternoon. i'm here to advocate for district of i'm with tom cam network and in selma we have the largest plain clothes and the exits and entrance to the freeways we have the lowest income and the highest for the concentration of families so it's important that
we also consider not only consider but overall the whole part of what actually makes our transportation system and everybody affected. so pedestrian safety is needing to be addressed anonymous one section of what's going on. all those needs are very important. and yeah, like merriam said district 6 has the highest fatalities and again, i want to emphasize this is also emergency room an folsom and 7th people have been advocating for the past 10 years. the cross guard has been hit 3 times and last october.
we can increase either higher have more police officer improvement but to consider the design of the streets. yeah, so just consider that and it's all very much not one over the >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names). >> i'm with tom cam south of market. let me talk about the seniors the seniors need a free bus pass they don't make a lot of income so i'm here to support to give the seniors a free muni they need it thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names). >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon. i'm tony restraining order bless i'm on
the staff at the senior disability and i'm with the muni will i foundation it's fwlargz to me what one of the speakers have said earlier in cancel we have the highest rates of poverty in the country. we know that seniors on ssi and folks with disabilities have a extremely hard time making end meet and giving them a break on transportation by making free muni available is going to really free up the little money they do have. one of the things we're about is, you know, fighting isolation and to give folks more an a ability to go see families and
friends is better for their physical and mental health. every cent helps. i ask you for the commitment to the er8dz. the hotel i advocated inform have rebuilt it was for the concerned seniors on the quality of life for seniors and what better way to show seniors and people with disabilities in san francisco that they're really cared for and are made a priority. what on uplifting spirit because the people we talked to when we mentions the free muni for seniors it is an uplti