The Waterfront Transportation Assessment (the Assessment) was scoped to evaluate the current and planned transportation network (the transportation “pipeline”) in the face of cumulative future development through 2040. Phase 1 was completed in late 2013. The guiding principles the of the Assessment have been “capacity, safety, reliability and flexibility,” and were established by SFMTA in coordination with the Port, city departments and regional transit providers, with oversight by community stakeholders. The Waterfront Transportation Assessment is anticipated to continue into early 2015, and will not only help the city and SFMTA in evaluating, prioritizing, planning and funding for transportation investments along key waterfront corridors such as Third Street; but it will also help to inform development proposals along the waterfront, on both city and Port-owned properties, as their own transportation plans are developed and/or mitigations identified.
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- Works with community and agency stakeholders to set goals and identify and vet potential new transportation strategies.
- Inventories transportation projects already planned for implementation near the Waterfront (e.g. the Central Subway connecting the T-Third to Chinatown through a subway under 4th and Stockton streets).
- Conducts technical analysis to understand existing and future transportation needs and developes potential new transportation strategies to respond to these needs.
- Advances effective transportation strategies for their advancement through partnership between the city and potential private sector partners.
- Develop smart partnerships with community stakeholders, local and regional transportation providers and project sponsors
- Learn from America’s Cup
- Anticipate key transportation improvements
- Clarify timing of existing development and transportation projects
- Develop and evaluate preliminary transportation strategies in advance of (and concurrent with) major Project EIRs
Some of the WAterfront Transportation Assessments Contributions to date include:
- The Bay Bridge Approach Enforcement Pilot - Implentation
- The Embarcadero Enhancement Project - Funding
- The BART Embarcadero-Montgomery Capacity Improvement Studay - Funding
- The Rincon Hill Transit Study - Implementation
RELEVANT LOCAL & regional trasnportation planning:
- The SFMTA 5-Year Capital Improvement Program
- The SFMTA 2-Year Capital Budget
- San Francisco Bay Area Core Capacity Transit Study
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The Assessment includes extensive outreach to a variety of the public communities and stakeholders in the form of transportation workshops, presentations and citizen’s advisory council meetings. The SFMTA collected feedback from the community on transportation to create the “People Plan” for the America’s Cup event. The feedback from America's Cup translated into the initial outreach for the Waterfront Transportation Assessment kick-off meeting on October 30, 2012. Since that meeting, the Waterfront Transportation Assesssment has led and/or attended dozens of meetings with community stakeholders, development project stakeholders, advisory committees, advocacy groups, neighborhood and businsess associations, and homeowners associations. Waterfront Transportation Assessment community participation will continue until approximately Summer 2014. Please visit the Assessment's Meeting Page for more information.
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Major Projects (partial list)
- Golden State Warriors’ Arena - Mission Bay
- SWL 330 & Pier 48 - Mission Rock (SF Giants’ development)
- Pier 70
Select Preliminary Local Transportation Strategies
- Embarcadero Enhancement Project
- Traffic and Parking Congestion Relief Strategies
- Regional Transit Capacity Improvements (BART, ferries, etc.)
- 55-Mission Bay (22-Fillmore service bridge)
- Muni service extension into future Pier 70 development
Phase 1: Transportation Goals and Strategies - Summer 2013
1.1 Inventory and Evaluate the “Pipeline”
1.2 Incorporate Community/Agency Input
1.3 Learn from America’s Cup
1.4 Develop Goals & Strategies
Phase 2: Transportation Solutions Analysis - Summer 2013 / Spring 2015
2.1: Needs Assessment
2.2: Strategy Screening
2.3: Recommend Transportation Improvements
Our primary coordination and communications include a host of partnerships with community stakeholders, local and regional transportation providers and project sponsors. This list includes the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, The Port of San Francisco, The Planning Department, BART, Caltrain, WETA, MTC and various other community and project development partners.
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