Transportation Authority Releases Lombard "Crooked Street" Study (February 2017)
Transportation Authority Releases 2016 Annual Report (January 2017)
Core Capacity Transit Study Wants Your Input (January 2017)
The Transportation Authority is proud to continue our support for Bike to Work Day. Bicycling is a healthy, sustainable and fun way to get around San Francisco.
Our commitment to cycling extends well beyond Bike to Work Day. The agency has allocated approximately $11 million from the city's half-cent sales tax, along with other funding sources for bike-related improvements citywide. These investments include big, exciting projects like the newly opened Mansell Street bike path through McLaren Park and the Vista Point rest area on Yerba Buena Island, innovative concepts like the Market Street raised cycletrack and basic necessities like the thousands of new bike racks installed across the city.
We’re planning for more cycling improvements around the city, including neighborhoods around the Alemany Interchange and in the Richmond along Arguello Boulevard.
We hope you had a great Bike to Work Day 2017. Check out MyStreetSF.com to see what other bike projects are coming to your neighborhood.
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority, in cooperation with the Bay Area Toll Authority, Caltrans and Treasure Island Development Authority, opened the Vista Point visitor area on Yerba Buena Island on May 2.
Situated at the San Francisco (western) terminus of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge bicycle-pedestrian path, Vista Point is designed as a relaxation and rejuvenation area for visitors to Yerba Buena Island. Featuring restrooms, benches, a hydration station and bike racks, Vista Point offers sweeping views of the east span of the Bay Bridge and Oakland.
A shuttle equipped to transport up to 8 bicycles operates 15- to 20-minute service between Vista Point and Treasure Island on Saturdays and Sundays.
The opening of Vista Point comes as Caltrans extends the hours of the Bay Bridge’s bike-pedestrian path to weekdays as well as weekends. Vista Point will be open the same hours as the Bay Bridge bike-pedestrian path: Monday-Friday, 6:00 AM–8:00 PM; Saturday and Sunday, 6:00 AM–8:00 PM.
On March 20 the San Francisco County Transportation Authority hosted an event for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and Local Business Enterprises (LBEs) to highlight upcoming procurements.
The event highlighted several key SFCTA contract opportunities, related to:
- Yerba Buena Island (YBI) West Side Bridges and YBI Southgate Road Realignment Improvements
- On-call Transportation Modeling and Technology Services
- I-280/Balboa (Ocean/Geneva) Ramps
- U.S. 101/I-280 High Occupancy Vehicle/High Occupancy Toll Lane
- Treasure Island Tolling
- Treasure Island Autonomous Shuttle Pilot
The event also featured several contracts from Caltrain and San Francisco Public Works. SFMTA and Caltrain met with attendees to talk about their DBE/LBE programs.
More information about the March 20 event, including a list of attendees and a slide presentation with details about each upcoming procurement is posted on the Available Contracting Opportunities section of our website.
Join the San Francisco County Transportation Authority for an informative presentation to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and Local Business Enterprises (LBEs) in its efforts to encourage participation and collaboration of small and large firms for upcoming procurements.
Network with DBE and LBE participants and with representatives of the Transportation Authority, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, the Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency, San Francisco Public Works, the San Mateo County Transit District (Caltrain).
Monday, March 20, 2017, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM at the Transportation Authority offices: 1455 Market Street, 22nd floor. READ MORE
The Lombard “Crooked Street,” with its distinctive switchbacks, flowers, and vistas draws visitors from both around the world and locally. As overall tourism to the street has increased in recent years, issues of vehicle and pedestrian crowd control have become more challenging.
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority on Feb. 16 released the “Lombard Study: Managing Access to the “Crooked Street.”
The report details four recommended strategies for further planning, analysis and development. These strategies are:
- Improved Enforcement of Existing Regulations
- Engagement of Tourism Industry as Partners in Visitor Management
- Engineering and Signage Enhancements
- Reservations and Pricing System for Vehicles: Admission Fee with a Discount for Advanced Reservations
Each of the recommended solutions involves very specific next steps and differing timelines and will need to be adopted by the SFCTA Board in order to move forward.
The San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department on February 4 opened the Mansell Streetscape, a $7 million project to convert two busy lanes of vehicle traffic to permanent pedestrian- and bicycle-only pathways in McLaren Park.
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority helped fund this first-of-its-kind project with half-cent for transportation sales tax, Proposition AA vehicle license fees and regional grants.
Thanks to Commissioners Malia Cohen, Ahsha Safai and Hillary Ronen, as well as former Commissioners John Avalos and David Campos for their support. Thank you to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency for support on this transformational project.
Input and advocacy from the Portola, Excelsior and Visitacion Valley neighborhoods was also crucial in moving this project forward. Thank you to all those community members who gave their time and energy.
2016 was another busy year for the Transportation Authority as we planned, funded and delivered transportation improvements citywide.
Highlights include construction of the agency’s first major capital project: the new westbound I-80 on- and off-ramps connecting Yerba Buena Island/Treasure Island to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Other major efforts during the year were the certification of the Environmental Impact Report for Geary Bus Rapid Transit; launching a novel crowding reduction program with BART; and initiating a framework for major transit investments with Subway Vision.
Meanwhile, the agency made strides working side-by-side with residents on neighborhood-scale planning projects across the city to improve access, transit performance and the street network.
CORE CAPACITY TRANSIT STUDY WANTS YOUR INPUT
- Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6p-8p at SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco.
- Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6p-8p at SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland.
The study is a joint effort of five transit operators: BART, Muni, AC Transit, Caltrain, and the Water Emergency Transportation Authority, in coordination with the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).
To find out more about the meetings or the study, visit www.mtc.ca.gov/core_capacity.
TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY BOARD APPROVES ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT, SELECTS DESIGN
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority Board—comprised of members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors—unanimously approved the Geary Bus Rapid Transit Project design and the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) at their meeting on Thursday, January 5, 2017.
The ultimate project design approved by the Transportation Authority reflected significant public input and culminated more than eight years of outreach by the project team to residents, community leaders, advocates and merchants from the Outer Richmond to Downtown.
Community feedback throughout the outreach process, which included over 260 stakeholder meetings, resulted in:
- Preserving a local bus stop at Collins Street and Rapid stop at Laguna Street
- Retaining the pedestrian bridge at Webster Street
- Preserving merchant parking in the Richmond District, including at Spruce Street, where all existing parking and loading will be maintained with a local-only bus stop; and
- Adding more safety improvements to intersections with high collision rates for pedestrians and cyclists.
To learn more about the project, milestones or Final Environmental Impact Report, visit GearyBRT.org.