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More than 50,000 daily transit riders rely on Geary bus service daily, making it one of the most heavily used bus lines in the western United States. Transit service is struggling to meet high demands on the system and riders often experience slow, crowded and unreliable service. Meanwhile, the current expressway design and frequent speeding on Geary create unfavorable conditions for people walking.
To improve transit, increase pedestrian safety and update aging infrastructure, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) are proposing a package of Geary corridor improvements with bus rapid transit (BRT).
The Geary BRT project would:
- Make Geary calmer and safer
- Improve pedestrian safety and access along the corridor
- Enhance neighborhood livability
- Reduce bus travel times in 2020 up to 24%
- Increase on-time bus service by 20% in 2020
- Provide much-needed utility upgrades along the corridor
Following years of technical analysis and community input, Geary BRT is currently in the environmental review phase.
Explore the pages on this website or download the fact sheet to learn more about the Geary BRT environmental review process, the project’s timeline, how to connect with the project team, and more. The current project fact sheet is available for download in several languages:
- The Geary BRT project is currently in the environmental review phase. The project team is developing responses to approximately 300 comments that were received during the comment period (Oct. 2, 2015 to Nov. 30, 2015) on the draft environmental document and producing the final environmental document, which is scheduled to be released in summer 2016. Later this year the SFCTA Board of Commissioners (comprised of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors) and the SFMTA Board will select a "locally-preferred alternative" and consider approval of the final plan.
- Following project approvals, phased construction will offer near-term transit and safety benefits as early as November 2016. Phase 1, covering the Geary corridor between Market and Stanyan streets, would optimize stop spacing and extend the existing bus-only lanes to Stanyan Street. Following pedestrian safety and signal upgrades east of Stanyan, phase 2 construction of center-running BRT would begin in 2019.
- Join us for the next Geary BRT Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). We will have updated information when the next meeting is scheduled. Meetings are open to the public and are held at the Transportation Authority, 1455 Market St., 22nd Floor.
- View images of proposed Geary BRT options.
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