District 10 Mobility Management Study [NTIP Planning]

District 10 Mobility Management Study Area

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The District 10 Mobility Management Study will identify strategies to improve transit services, maintain access, and mitigate congestion impacts, including those on climate and the environment, of anticipated new development in District 10.

Project tasks will include: defining the study area, purpose and need for actions beyond approved/pending development mitigation measures; designing mobility management scenario components; conducting outreach; and evaluation of the benefits and impacts of the scenario for District 10.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND BENEFITS

SFCTA will lead the project, with input from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), and will study and develop strategies to improve transit services and mitigate existing and potential future congestion impacts of expected new development in District 10. The travel demand that the study will look at is referred to as the “Super-Cumulative” scenario: existing travel and congestion, anticipated new residents and jobs and other land uses; plus development agreements in the pipeline, both those already approved as well as those under development. SFCTA staff will identify the transportation needs remaining under a “Super-Cumulative” scenario lens (travel time, travel reliability, safety, emissions, etc.…)

The study will then name strategies to address identified needs. Specifically, among other strategies, the study will explore:

  • The feasibility of “Mobility as a Service (MaaS)” concepts for managing existing and future congestion in the study area. The study will define MaaS concepts; sketch the potential benefits and other effects of MaaS scenarios on existing and future projected travel demand in the study are; identify policy and legislative requirements to implement MaaS; and identify stakeholder (both public and private) roles with respect to MaaS demand management strategies.
  • The study will also consider Transportation Management Association (TMA) structure, roles, and tools for the study area, including identification of the potential to modify TMAs after development authorizations and to incorporate existing land uses into adjacent or new TMAs.

The study will also seek to answer both technical- and policy-related questions including:

  • What mitigation effect on travel demand (and transportation system performance) would MaaS and TMA-related interventions have?
  • What policy and legislative changes are needed to implement MaaS or TMA-related recommendations in this area?
  • What entities would be involved in enacting and operating MaaS, and what would their roles be?

As a final deliverable, the study will give recommendations for strategies that could be:

  • Triggered to address congestion if mitigation measures already included in existing development agreements which do not control impact sufficiently; and/or
  • Included in future Development Agreements for development not yet authorized; and/or
  • Applied to small development sites that will be approved in the future. The parcel-level or sub-parcel level parts of the “super cumulative” scenario will be assessed, and outline the mechanism used to determine small development impacts.
  • Enacted to apply to existing land uses generating congestion (through local resolution or ordinance)

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Project deliverables and recommendations will be presented to the public through multiple outreach efforts beginning in September 2017 and will be coordinated with the SFMTA and the San Francisco Planning Department. This NTIP Planning project has also been designed to build community awareness of, and capacity to provide input to the transportation planning process and to advance delivery of community supported neighborhood-scale projects.

Please contact the District 10 Mobility Management Study project manager, Rachel Hiatt (rachel.hiatt@sfcta.org) with any questions.