Big Belly Trash Cans are smart trash cans. They are solar powered, can send signals for when they need to be emptied, and they have separate compartments for trash and recycling. The designs can be customized to fit into the neighborhood or to allow for custom wraps for community messages.
The City of Philadelphia uses Big Belly and estimates it saves them $1 million each year, in addition to making the city cleaner and more efficient.
There are currently a few Big Belly trash cans being tested along the Embarcadero. If this goes well, I'd love to see some in North Beach next!
This is a really cool idea for North Beach. The neighborhood should Adopt-A-Street The Program is a partnership between the City and its merchants and residents. Groups or individuals agree to adopt an area and take responsibility for keeping the street, sidewalk, and storm drain clean. DPW provides free street cleaning supplies, and litter and compostable leaf bag pickup. For more information, see click here.
On the right hand side (when walking south) of Sansome, there is not a true sidewalk.
Cars are given a wide lane to park in, but pedestrians are pushed to the side of the road between concrete bumpers and a hill. This presents an uncomfortable and dangerous situation for pedestrians.
I LOVE the renovated Joe DiMaggio Playground and courts. It adds such a homey feel to North Beach. As a 28 year old, being able to go play basketball after work with random people in the neighborhood has been awesome. The only downside is that there is only 1 full basketball court. For some reason, they ended up placing a random hoop about 100 feet away when there was clearly an intention of putting 2 full court basketball courts next to each other.
Now we have 3 game wait times (which is about 45 minutes to an hour because there is only 1 court to play on.
Can we have another basketball hoop added so more people can enjoy a little competition and fun playing basketball?
Currently, people do not know that Grant Avenue exists. We need signage along Columbus Avenue, Union Street and Broadway to direct shoppers to Grant Avenue . There are wonderful boutiques that people do not know exist.
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My hope is that Ideas for North Beach can be a home for ambitious ideas that improve our city’s finest neighborhood. Very short term matters - for example, reporting graffiti or a light that’s out - should be reported to SF 311. Let’s challenge ourselves to consider matters which improve our neighborhood for all and make it one that continues to thrive.
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