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27 Bryant Transit Reliability Project

Project Introduction

The 27 Bryant bus serves 6,700 riders each weekday. It is an important north-south connection that links Nob Hill, the Tenderloin, SoMa and the Mission neighborhoods.

The 27 Bryant Project focuses on improving the route north of Market Street in the Tenderloin and Nob Hill neighborhoods where the bus experiences the most delay and slowest travel times. The project aims to make the 27 Bryant more reliable and improve traffic safety for people walking along the route between the intersections of 5th at Market and Jackson at Van Ness. By focusing on the slowest segment, we can improve reliability for the entire route, better serving customers in SoMa and the Mission neighborhoods as well. 

On April 16, 2019, the SFMTA Board of Directors unanimously approved the 27 Bryant Transit Reliability Project. 

Passengers boarding the 27 Bryant bus.

Project Implementation

Phase I

In August 2019, the SFMTA will start the initial phase of the 27 Bryant Project. The changes will deliver transit reliability and safety benefits in advance of the full project construction. A route update and bus stop removals will be in effect on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Safety improvements for people walking will be implemented over a few weeks following the service change. Learn more about the initial phase of improvements:

Phase II

Construction of the full project is scheduled to start in 2021. Over the next year, SFMTA and San Francisco Public Works will develop detailed designs for sidewalk extensions at bus stops (transit bulbs) and at intersection corners (pedestrian bulbs). 

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    Project Timeline 
    Spring - Summer 2018
    Public Outreach
    Completed
    Fall 2018 - Winter 2019
    Develop Project Proposal / Continue Public Outreach
    Completed
    Spring 2019
    SFMTA Board Approval
    Completed
    Late Summer 2019
    Early Implementation
    Pending
    Project Status
    Detailed Design
    Legislated
    Project Success
    On schedule
    Improvements
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    Route adjustment to make the bus more reliable
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    Bus stop location changes, including removing some stops, to help reduce delays
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    Wider sidewalks at bus stops to eliminate need for buses to exit and re-enter the travel lane, saving travel time
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    Wider sidewalks at bus stops for easier, safer boarding
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    Pedestrian signal upgrades to give people walking a head start crossing the intersection
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    High-visibility crosswalks to improve safety for people crossing the street
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    Sidewalk extensions at corners to increase the visibility of people waiting to cross the street, shorten crossing distances and slow down turning vehicles
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    Transit and Safety Needs

    The 27 Bryant is a route that residents depend on to commute to work and connect to other transit lines. It is also a neighborhood route that many use to reach grocery stores, hospitals, affordable housing, senior centers and more.

    A key bus connection that serves people from a variety of backgrounds, the 27 Bryant was identified as a priority route in the Muni Service Equity Strategy to address neighborhood transit needs.

    Currently the bus gets delayed on the crowded streets of the Tenderloin and Nob Hill. As one of Muni’s ten slowest routes, improving the reliability of the 27 Bryant bus is critical to better serving the community. Keeping the 27 Bryant on schedule is a top priority for riders.

    Additionally three-quarters of the streets on the 27 Bryant’s route through the Tenderloin and Nob Hill are high-injury corridors that have the most severe and fatal traffic injuries in San Francisco. Many of these injury collisions involve people walking in the neighborhood. This needs to change. Improvements to the 27 Bryant route for people walking are critical to achieving the city's Vision Zero goal to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2024.

     

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    Thank you for your Feedback

    Thank you for all of the feedback we received from over 500 diverse stakeholders in the Tenderloin, Nob Hill, SoMa and the Mission neighborhoods. Take a look at highlights of the community's feedback. You can also check out our short video of residents sharing their experiences with the 27 Bryant. Customer feedback was provided in English, Chinese and Spanish.

     

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    Contact Information
    27 Bryant Transit Reliability Project
    415.646.2447
    Jean Long, Transit Planner
    Bonnie Jean von Krogh, Public Relations Officer