Alley improvements coming to Minna, Natoma and Ringold

Transportation Authority staff will be conducting a door-to-door survey of residents and business owners on Ringold Alley this week to help complete the Western SoMa Neighborhood Transportation Plan. They’ll also be posting storefront displays at seven locations around the neighborhood describing the Minna and Natoma and mid-block crossing improvements.

The Neighborhood Transportation Plan will bring fine-grained improvements to the residential enclaves of the Western SoMa community planning Special Use District. Traffic calming and new pedestrian amenities, shared street concept, and cultural heritage elements are planned for Minna and Natoma Streets, between 7th and 9th Streets and Ringold between 8th and 9th Streets.

Chester Fung, a senior transportation planner at the Transportation Authority,  announced storefront charrettes at Harvest Urban Market from 11:00 a.m. to 1 :00 p.m. and from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on August 15 and 17, and a Community meeting at the Canon Kip Senior Center on August 16 at 10:00 a.m. A design charrette is an intensive, hands-on workshop that brings people from different disciplines and backgrounds together to explore design options for a particular area or site.

For more information, contact Chester Fung at (415) 522-4804 or email him at The TA has also established a web site at


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