Taraval Street is part of the City's High Injury Network, with 46 pedestrian and vehicle collisions reported in the past five years. Taraval Street is also home to Muni's L Taraval, which carries over 30,000 riders each day. The SFMTA is planning pedestrian safety and transit improvements along the surface portion of the route. This will improve safety for people walking along Taraval and those getting on and off the train and also increase the reliability of the L.
This project was approved by the SFMTA Board of Directors on September 20, 2016.
The Unity Plaza will be an approx. 210-by-65 foot public open space west of the City College Terminal. The fully accessible plaza will be landscaped with trees and plants, and include benches, pedestrian lighting, special artistic pavement, a domed climbing structure and photography displays depicting the history of the area. The space will serve as an attractive pedestrian link between Muni's K Line stop on Ocean Avenue to its south, the expanded City College campus to its north and the new City College bus terminal.