Addressing Congestion in District 10
Crowded bus lines, congested streets, and conflicts among vehicles and pedestrians can make it difficult for residents and visitors to get around District 10. With new housing and retail development coming to the district, demand on the district’s transportation network is expected to increase.
The City is exploring strategies to limit growth in car trips trips to keep District 10 safe and livable. New technologies can help, by supporting deployment of public and private transportation services and opening up opportunities for community-based collaborations that can help enhance neighborhood access and improve public health.
Improving the Transportation Network
The Transportation Authority and the SFMTA are undertaking planning and outreach efforts to prepare for these upcoming changes. Known community needs and concerns include:
- availability of transit
- challenges with comfort and safety in outdoor spaces
- access for Communities of Concern
- Traffic congestion and impacts of future growth
The SFMTA is working on D10 infrastructure upgrades such as increased service to the T Third line, traffic signal sequencing, and more. Developers are going to contribute to this effort with policies that encourage residents to take fewer solo car trips. The Transportation Authority is focusing its efforts on non-infrastructure upgrades as part of our District 10 Mobility Study.
The District 10 Mobility Study
The Transportation Authority is working in collaboration with the community, the SFMTA, and developers to identify near-term, non-infrastructure solutions that that improve sustainable travel options for residents and visitors alike. Our goal is for these improvements to happen in the near-term to respond to transportation needs in the next one to three years, as well as future demand.
These solutions will draw from community input and ideas being piloted elsewhere:
Public Outreach and Timeline
The Transportation Authority is are working with local agencies and members of the District 10 community, along with developers, to identify community priorities and pilot new ideas.
- Early 2018: Establish a community vision based on needs identified via meetings, focus groups, and a survey.
- Spring/summer 2018: Host community workshops to brainstorm effective, near-term strategies.
- Fall 2018: Work with the community to develop recommendations for pilot projects.
- Winter 2018: Release final report with recommendations for pilot project deployment.
This project is funded by the Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program, a program established to fund community-based neighborhood-scale planning efforts, especially in underserved neighborhoods and areas with vulnerable populations. Transportation Authority staff members work closely with Transportation Authority commissioners and the community to identify projects funded through the program. The Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program is made possible by the Transportation Authority through grants from San Francisco’s half-cent sales tax for transportation.
Please contact the District 10 Mobility Study project manager, Rachel Hiatt (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.