Final Visitacion Valley & Portola Community Based Transportation Plan
In December 2022 the SFMTA published the draft plan including 45 projects – $25 million worth of transportation improvements – across Visitacion Valley, Portola, Little Hollywood and Sunnydale that community members have asked for, plus policy recommendations for to improve mobility, access and quality of life for residents. We then asked the community to tell us which projects to build first.
Now, the Visitacion Valley and Portola Community-Based Transportation Final Plan includes the community’s construction priorities.
The SFMTA Board of Directors will vote on the Final Plan on March 21. Once approved, the SFMTA plans to start construction in summer 2023, starting with the project the community has asked us to build first.
The Visitacion Valley and Portola Community-Based Transportation Final Plan reflects over two years of SFMTA collaboration with the community to identify needs, priorities and values for responsive community-driven solutions.
Outreach and Feedback
Thanks to strong local partnerships with Family Connections Centers in Portola and the River of Life Church in Visitacion Valley, we connected with more than 2,500 residents over almost 50 events and collected almost 900 surveys and more than 600 written comments to create the Draft Plan.
SFMTA’s first phase of outreach helped us identify needs, values and the challenges facing community members when using local streets.
The second phase of outreach helped us shape and refine potential solutions with lots of local feedback.
During the third phase of outreach, community members told us which proposed projects to prioritize first. Based on this feedback, SFMTA will start to build projects in order of the community’s preference, expected to start in summer 2023.
If you would like us to give a presentation with your community group about the final plan, the projects included and how we achieved these recommendations, please email us at VisValleyPortolaPlan@SFMTA.com.