14 Mission Rapid Project
The 14 Mission Rapid Project aimed to:
- Improve safety on Mission Street
- Improve reliability and travel time of Mission Street bus routes for the 67,000 daily riders
- Improve access via Muni for local residents to get to work, school, appointments, or shopping
- Balance the needs of all people using Mission Street
PROJECT BENEFITS SINCE THE ROLLOUT:
- Reduced Muni collisions by 85 percent. There were only seven Muni related collisions in the project corridor since March 27. During the same period last year, there were 45 Muni related collisions.
- No change to pedestrian and auto collisions on Mission Street compared to prior to the project. While it is too early to make a conclusion, there has been no improvement or worsening of collisions on Mission Street.
- 81 percent of people surveyed post-implementation who regularly walk or take transit to the Mission stated they feel safer or just as safe as they did before the transit and roadway changes were made.
- On average, the buses are traveling through the corridor about 2 minutes faster in each direction. However, people are perceiving their trip to be on average 10 min faster since the bus is spending less time delayed and getting more green lights.
- Three additional minutes are expected to be saved with completion of remaining scope, which includes transit-only lanes from 30th to Randall and South Van Ness to Division.
- Muni reliability has improved resulting in fewer gaps and more predictable arrival time
WHY CHANGE MISSION STREET?
Transportation wasn’t working on Mission Street.
Mission Street's 14R straddling the double yellow due to narrow lanes and double parked vehicles.
Mission Street is Muni’s second highest ridership corridor, with 65,000 daily riders, 80% of whom are low-income or minority riders. Mission Street was also a designated high injury corridor which means historically pedestrian and auto collisions were more common than compared to other streets in San Francisco. It was also Muni’s highest collision corridor, with an average of three Muni-related collisions a week.
Nearly 85% of people access Mission by bus or by foot, yet the street wasn’t working for them. Muni service was slow and unreliable, and riders commented that the bus stopped too frequently. The travel lanes were also too narrow, which meant Muni vehicles had to straddle two lanes to travel.
Our goals with changing Mission Street were to address these issues to improve Muni service and safety for all.
MUNI FORWARD TREATMENTS:
- Red transit only lanes
- Required right turns
- Left turn restrictions
- Stop consolidation
- Right turn pockets
- Transit bulbs (awaiting construction)
FULL PROJECT SCOPE
|New transit bulbs at three intersections||Mission at S Van Ness, 16th, 20th|
|New pedestrian bulbs at one intersection||Mission at S Van Ness|
|No left turn (both directions) at 11 intersections||Mission St at 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th, Cesar Chavez|
|Right turn only (northbound) and no left turn (southbound) at four intersections||Mission St at 16th, 20th, 24th, Cesar Chavez|
|New turn pockets at 20 intersections||Mission St from 14th to Precita, Mission St at Valencia, 29th St, Cortland, Randall|
Remove stop at seven intersections
|Mission St at 15th, 19th, 21st, 23rd, Precita, Valencia, 29th|
|Southbound transit only lane/lane reduction||Mission St from S Van Ness to Cesar Chavez|
|Northbound and southbound transit-only lanes||Mission St from Cesar Chavez to Randall|
|Extend transit bulbs at two intersections||Mission St at 16th, 30th|
|Convert bulb to bus zone at two intersections||Mission St at 150 Otis, 22nd|
|New bus stop at one intersection||Mission St at Powers|
|Relocate stop at one intersection||Mission St at Cortland|
|New traffic signal or signal timing changes||Mission St at Cortland, Randall|
|New bike lane||Mission St at Randall|
FAST TRACK SEGMENT
Note that the approval and implementation of the following segment of this project was fast-tracked:
- Transit bulbs on Mission Street at Silver Ave (complete)
- Transit bulb extensions on Mission Street at 30th (complete)