South Bernal Heights
The South Bernal Heights Traffic Calming Project has been implemented.
Thanks to all who have participated in the community process for this project.
Project Team and Contacts
o Adam Gubser - DPT/SFMTA Planning, South Bernal Heights Traffic Calming Project
Proposed Traffic Calming Plan In South Bernal Heights
The City and County of San Francisco is pleased to present the Draft South Bernal Heights Traffic Calming Plan for your review. Please take some time to review the traffic issues and the plan.
Traffic Issues In South Bernal Heights
Using a combination of community input and a comprehensive traffic survey, we have collected all the information needed to understand and address the traffic issues facing South Bernal Heights. The traffic issues within the Study Area can be grouped into the following four categories:
- Cut-through traffic; and
- Collision Hotspots.
Map of these traffic issues (PDF)
In summary the traffic survey and community outreach showed that:
- Speeding - was recorded along Crescent Avenue, Andover Street and Bernal Heights Boulevard.
- Congestion - traffic volumes are generally what would be expected for a large residential area.
- Cut-Through Traffic - the results of the traffic surveys showed that cut-through traffic was a significant issue along Cortland Avenue, Crescent Avenue, Virginia Avenue and in St Mary's Park.
- Collisions Hotspots - analysis of the DPT collision report database showed that in Bernal Heights Cortland Street had the highest number of collisions. Based on community comments, some of the collisions throughout Bernal Heights appear to result from exhibition driving.
Proposed Traffic Calming Plan For South Bernal Heights
This plan is the product of a partnership between the City, internationally known consulting firm Arup and the South Bernal Heights Community Working Group. Over a segment of 18 months, we have worked together to craft solutions to the traffic issues that you experience in your neighborhood everyday. The plan is designed to reduce the cut-through traffic and speeding within the neighborhood through the placement of a series of traffic calming measures including traffic circles, islands and bulb-outs.
Map of proposed traffic calming plan (PDF)
To learn more about the traffic surveys, community traffic concerns, or the proposed traffic calming plan for South Bernal Heights please contact the Livable Streets hotline at 415-554-2398, or at firstname.lastname@example.org