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The county Transportation Authority Board approved more than $5.8 million for the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency’s Vision Zero Quick-Build Program. The money will go for quick fixes such as painted safety zones, transit boarding islands, protected bike lanes, and parking and loading changes. One of the quick builds will take place on Franklin Street between Broadway and Lombard . . . No, you weren’t hallucinating when you watched The Matrix Resurrections; the character of Calliope was indeed played by Mayor London Breed . . . Speaking of whom, Breed’s Tenderloin Emergency Intervention Plan was approved by the Board of Supervisors in late December, featuring targeted enforcement and the waiving of a number of rules and laws so the city can open a “linkage site” where people with substance abuse problems can receive health services and get off the street, and hire 200 behavioral health clinicians, among other actions. The emergency will last for only 90 days.

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