Townsend Corridor Improvement Project Update - July 2018
Thank you for your continued interest in the Townsend Corridor Improvement Project. The SFMTA remains committed to protected bike lanes on Townsend Street.
For the last two years, SFMTA staff has been working with the community and various users of Townsend Street to better understand their traffic safety needs and concerns when using the corridor.
The agency has combined the community’s feedback with an engineering and feasibility analysis to design a better Townsend corridor. The agency has arrived at a preferred near-term design for Townsend Street, which includes protected bike lanes and a block-long sidewalk island (where sidewalks currently do not exist) to accommodate high intensity loading activity at the Caltrain Station. This sidewalk island also acts as a physical barrier to protect the bikeway and reduces the number of conflicts on the roadway.
Block-by-block plans of proposed changes to Townsend Street can be found here.
SFMTA staff is working now to environmentally clear the proposed project. Following environmental clearance, the project will be considered for approval by the SFMTA Board of Directors in November 2018. Pending approval, the agency aims to start construction before the end of the year, weather permitting.
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