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Pedestrians wait to cross in front of Balboa Park Station while a bus pulls up in the red transit-only lane and traffic passes on the left.
Geneva Avenue shows some of the recent Balboa Park area improvements, including a bus-and-taxi-only lane and new median plantings.

Balboa Park Station Community Advisory Committee: 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24
City College of San Francisco, Multi-Use Building Room 140
55 Phelan Ave.
Nearby Muni Routes: 8, 8BX, 29, 43, 49, 54, Muni Metro: J, K, M

Stop by for a series of presentations highlighting what the city is working on for Balboa Park Station. Speakers from SF Planning, the SFCTA, and BART will be on-hand to provide project updates and answer any questions. Topics include the Balboa Area Transportation Demand Management Plan, I-280 Interchange Modifications, and BART’s Kiss-and-Ride. The full agenda is available online.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tree-lined intersection with pedestrians and cars crossing and bright yellow and green markings.

Last month, we unveiled the latest street design upgrade for SF — a protected intersection at 9th and Division streets. A protected intersection uses simple features like concrete islands to make moving through the intersection safer for everyone, whether they’re walking, biking or driving. 

Today, we’re sharing a video with more details and a link to some interesting time lapse videos of the changes with thanks to local transportation advocate Thomas Rogers.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Rendering of Geary Boulevard at Fillmore facing east with a bus pulling up in the red transit-only lane.
A rendering of Geary Bus Rapid Transit improvements at Fillmore Street. 

For the people who make 52,000 trips on Muni’s Geary bus routes daily, improvements to make the ride less crowded and more reliable just took a leap forward.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Gray and red articulated Muni bus traveling east on O'Farrell with the red transit lanes for cable cars in the background and foreground. Pedestrians cross in front of the bus.
A 38 bus traveling east on O'Farrell across Powell Street

As Geary Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) hits a major milestone this week, we’re providing new opportunities to get answers to today’s biggest questions about the project.

On Friday, the Geary BRT Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will be made available online at the Geary BRT EIR page and at public libraries near the 38 Geary route. The document will include the recommended design option, years of analytical work detailing how the project is expected to affect communities as well as responses to public comments.

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) Board, which is comprised of the SF Board of Supervisors, is set to vote on approval of the Final EIR and the Geary BRT project on January 5. Early improvements will start in 2017.

Learn more about the next steps in our blog post from last month. To stay in the loop on hearing dates and how to give decision-makers your feedback, visit the Geary BRT website. You can also get Geary BRT updates via text message by texting YES to 628-600-1675.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Parking-protected bike lanes, Muni boarding islands and pedestrian safety measures are bound for 7th and 8th streets in the South of Market District.

On Tuesday, the SFMTA Board of Directors approved sweeping improvements that will make 7th and 8th streets, between Market and Folsom streets, safer for everyone.

View of plan for 8th and Howard streets.
A view of the plan for 8th and Howard streets, with a parking-protected bike lane and Muni boarding island on 8th. Painted safety zones are shown in yellow at street corners. Full plan views are available on the project webpage.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Green and cream historic streetcar in front of the Ferry Building on The Embarcadero.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Commuter shuttles have become a larger part of San Francisco’s commute over the past few years, and they’ve garnered quite a bit of attention – to say the least.

The good news is that the regulations we put in place under our Commuter Shuttle Program have reduced their impacts on the city’s streets.  We’ve laid out the results of the program in our new report [pdf], as well as findings on the idea of creating concentrated shuttle “hubs” (more on that below).

The data we collected from April to September this year shows that shuttles are keeping more cars off the road, and that more shuttle operators are playing by the rules.

Commuter shuttle travelling on downtown city streets

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

We asked you to draw your dream subway map, and you responded in droves. In August and September thousands of you drew maps for the Subway Vision project to let us know where you thought future subways should be built in San Francisco. At pop up workshops and online, more than 2,600 unique ideas were submitted through our online mapping tool. 

The project team has already started looking at how the subway lines you drew can form larger networks and fit into the city's larger transportations plans.A brightly colored map providing a color code of online responses for the "Subway Vision."
The heat map of your online responses.

San Francisco is growing at a pace not seen in decades. To ensure our city remains vibrant and livable, under the direction of Mayor Ed Lee, the SFMTA, the Planning Department and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority have been working hard to make sure our transportation system keeps pace. The Subway Vision is just one piece of a new effort to create a broad, long-range plan for all aspects of transportation called Connect SF, which is meant to lay the foundation for an effective, equitable and sustainable transportation network for the city’s future.

Monday, October 3, 2016

The 47 Van Ness bus heads north on Van Ness Avenue.

Board of Directors Meeting: 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4
City Hall, Room 400
Nearby Muni Routes: 5, 19, 21, 47, 49, F Market, Metro-Civic Center Station

The agenda for tomorrow’s Board of Directors meeting is lighter than usual; the executvie director's report will include an update on Vision Zero and the presentation of the monthly special recognition awards.