The Transportation Authority Board has approved $5 million in Prop K half-cent sales tax funds for quick-build projects, with $600,000 allocated for quick-build improvements in the Bayview. SFMTA has conducted several virtual open house events to engage the community on proposed quick-build projects planned in the Bayview. Quick-build projects are adjustable traffic safety improvements that reduce the risk of traffic-related injuries and increase safety and comfort for all roadway users. Typical quick-build improvements may include road paint, transit boarding islands, and traffic signs.
Proposed quick-build locations in the Bayview include:
- Evans Avenue
- Hunters Point Boulevard
- Innes Avenue
- Williams Avenue
Other locations identified for small scale transportation improvements and traffic calming include, but are not limited to:
- Quesada Avenue
- Oakdale Avenue
- Phelps Street
Locations for projects were identified through the Bayview Community Based Transportation Plan. With a process deeply rooted in community partnership, the transportation plan seeks to improve transportation mobility and safety in the culturally rich and resilient Bayview community by identifying solutions tailored to the needs of residents, community-based organizations, and businesses. In 2020, the plan won the American Planning Association’s Award of Excellence in the Opportunity and Empowerment category, representing a new commitment to the long-underserved Bayview-Hunters Point community.
Additionally, the Transportation Authority is leading the 15 Third Street Bus Study to evaluate establishing an express version of the 15 Third Street Muni line, at the request of Board Member Walton. The 15 line historically operated in the Bayview until the mid 1990’s when the T Third light rail began service. The report is slated for completion by the end of the year. For more information, contact Hugh Louch, Deputy Director of Planning.
Examples of quick-build projects
Photos from SFMTA