SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A three-year, $248 million plan to repair city streets was launched this week in San Francisco’s Mission District.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and a host of other top city officials gathered on Friday at the corner of 17th and Mission streets, a symbolic place because it is a block away from Mission Dolores, where the first San Franciscans settled.

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KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:

Piecing together a makeshift table out of some spare plywood, Mayor Lee officially signed legislation to spend the first Proposition B money in the much-needed area of the Mission.

“If we all come with the right reason and with less politics, we can get a lot of good stuff done,” he said.

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The bond measure has a little bit of something for everyone. Leah Shahum with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition said it will increase cycling.

“When our roads are actually paved and smooth, it couldn’t matter more to someone on a bicycle,” Shahum said.

Elizabeth Stampe of Walk San Francisco said pedestrians will benefit as well. “Walk SF is eager to see new investment from Prop B in wider sidewalks and smarter street design throughout the city,” she said.

San Francisco officials said the goal is to make things easier for those traveling around San Francisco, no matter if it’s by car, bicycle, on foot or by bus.

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