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This project was made possible in part by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority through a grant of Proposition K Local Transportation Sales Tax funds.
An item to note is the new traffic signal that is now scheduled for 16th and Capp. This signal will provide safer pedestrian and vehicle access at this intersection and should be under construction by 2014.
The new single lane striping of 15th Street has already quieted the neighborhood, while allowing easier pedestrian crossings and better bicycle access. Pedestrians, drivers and bicyclists should continue to feel the calmer environment around Marshall School as the project is completed. The Home Zone is centered around a school that has championed sustainable transportation in recent years. Marshall School is a model for modern urban schools, with San Francisco’s highest rate of kids and families walking, scooting, skating and bicycling to school. Marshall has followed that effort with a major greening grant to unpave the path to a more walkable and livable neighborhood. A dedicated group of residents continue to work with both the School and the City to turn this small neighborhood (which is only a block from 16th Street BART) into a quiet little urban jewel. Keep watching this area as it transforms!
Before: 15th Street, looking Westbound towards Capp Street
After: 15th Street, looking Westbound at Capp Street
After: 15th Street, looking Eastbound at Capp Street
Phase 2 measures (as shown on the map below) will still be contingent on the relative success of Phase 1 construction measures in reducing speeds and cut-through traffic on local streets. Phase 2 measures will only be if needed to continue to calm traffic on area streets.A Final Report on the planning phase of this project can be found here: Minna-Natoma Final Report.
The Home Zone Concept
For more information on "home zones" in San Francisco, see this Fact Sheet.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is excited to test out this approach to increasing the livability and safety of residential streets in San Francisco. Taking advantage of an existing traffic calming process, SFMTA’s Sustainable Streets Division identified a small neighborhood around Marshall Elementary School in the Mission District as an ideal candidate for a trial home zone. The two square block area between South Van Ness Avenue and Mission Street, and between 14th and 16th streets is made up of five small streets. The characteristics that make this area prime for designation as San Francisco’s first home zone include the following:
This pilot proposes the use of traffic calming measures to discourage speeding and cut-through traffic to foster increased community activity in the area. Specifically, we are recommending the installation of raised crosswalks around the border of the area, with speed humps and traffic striping on interior blocks to visually narrow the roadway and to slow traffic. More walking and street life will discourage the social and public health issues which have long plagued Capp Street and the area adjacent to the 16th Street BART Plaza.
Home Zone Proposal Map
For more information contact the project manager, Nick Carr, at (415) 701.4468 or email@example.com.
Traffic Calming Overview
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