Bayview CBTP Quick-Build Projects
Project Update: Construction of the Williams Avenue Quick-Build Safety Project is starting!
We ask for your patience and consideration as we work to bring vital safety improvements to Williams Avenue between 3rd Street and Vesta/Phelps Street. General work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some weekend work as needed. Work will continue on a rolling basis until all improvements are completed, pending weather and staff availability/capacity under COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Once completed, the new Williams Avenue will feature transportation improvements including, but not limited to, crosswalk installations, stop signs, bus stop upgrade, and a travel lane reduction. We thank you for your patience as we continue to make improvements to Williams Avenue.
The SFMTA’s goals for Bayview CBTP Quick-Build Projects include improving pedestrian visibility and comfort at crossings and reducing vehicle speeds. Quick-build projects will deliver improvements to community-identified and supported priority streets throughout 2020. Bayview streets which are on the Vision Zero High Injury Network (HIN), such as Williams Avenue, will also be prioritized for quick-build transportation improvements. San Francisco’s Vision Zero HIN highlights the 13% of streets that account for 75% of the City’s injuries and fatalities.
Proposed Quick-Build Project Locations
Quick-Build locations include:
- Evans Avenue
- Hunters Point Boulevard
- Innes Avenue
- Williams Avenue
Other locations identified for small scale, near term (implementation between 2020 – 2021) transportation improvements and traffic calming include, but are not limited to:
- Quesada Avenue
- Oakdale Avenue
- Phelps Street
What is a ‘Quick-Build’ Project?
Bayview quick-build projects will deliver transportation improvements to community identified and supported priority streets. Quick-build projects focus on the implementation of safety improvements on streets which are on the Vision Zero High Injury Network (HIN), such as Williams Avenue and Quesada Avenue. San Francisco’s Vision Zero HIN highlights the 13% of streets that account for 75% of the City’s injuries and fatalities.
Quick-build projects are reversible, adjustable traffic safety improvements that can be installed relatively quickly. Unlike major capital projects that may take years to plan, design, bid and construct, quick-build projects are buildable within weeks and months and are intended to be evaluated and reviewed within the initial 24 months of construction. Typical quick-build type improvements include:
- Paint, traffic delineators, and street signs
- Parking and loading adjustments
- Traffic signal timing
- Transit boarding islands
The public and neighboring properties will be informed of these projects prior to construction and will have the opportunity to provide input at a public hearing. Additionally, the SFMTA, through its Vision Zero Safe Streets Evaluation Program, will analyze projects before and after implementation to review outcomes and determine design effectiveness. Evaluations will inform near-term modifications and long-term designs for streets.
Examples of quick-build improvements can be viewed in the slideshow below: