In 2016, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) released a Strategic Analysis Report on “Improving West Side Transit Access.” Initiated by Supervisor Katy Tang, the report explored how the area’s transit hubs could be better utilized in this area of the city. The study area referred to as the “West Side” includes the area south of Golden Gate Park, north of the county line, and west of the hill districts. The major transit hubs serving this area include West Portal, Balboa Park, 9th/Judah and Daly City BART Station. Despite these major transit hubs, the report states residents in this area of the city drive more for their daily trips than most other San Francisco neighborhoods. Recommendations from this report suggest both near-term and long-term solutions that focus on improving transit hub access and connections to activity nodes, with the goal of reducing vehicle travel.
The 66-Quintara Reconfiguration Study will advance recommendations from the report. This will include holding community meetings and conducting surveys, assessing current service levels and service needs, and providing a final recommendation for reconfiguration options for the 66-Quintara and/or other routes in the area.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND BENEFITS
The study, led by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), will evaluate viable options for reconfiguring the 66-Quintara Muni route, which is currently underutilized. It will also evaluate other underutilized routes on the West Side such as 23-Monterey, 48-Quintara/24th, and the 57-Parkmerced. The study will determine whether there is a market for reconfiguring these routes to better serve destinations such as West Portal, and what time of day these travel patterns would need to be served. The purpose of this work is to strengthen the West Side’s residents' access to transit hubs, and one way to do this is by improving route performance. SFMTA will work closely with the district supervisor's office and community stakeholders.
For more information, review the project's Prop K Allocation Request Form.
The final report is expected to be complete by August 2017.