Bayview Quick-Build Transportation Projects
Bayview Quick-Build Transportation Projects seek to improve safety for all roadway users. Recognizing the immediate need for transportation improvements in Bayview Hunters Point, locations for near term improvements, to be delivered in 2020, were identified during the planning phase of the Bayview Community Based Transportation Plan (CBTP). The Bayview CBTP is a community-driven, SFMTA-led planning effort funded through a Caltrans Sustainable Planning Grant. The Bayview CBTP seeks to improve transportation mobility and safety in the culturally rich and resilient Bayview community by identifying solutions tailored to the needs of residents, community-based organizations, and businesses.
The SFMTA’s goals for Bayview Quick-Build Transportation 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 pre- and post-implementation to review outcomes and determine design effectiveness. Evaluations will inform near-term modifications and long-term designs for streets.
Since quick-build projects are focused on the High Injury Network, often where a longer-term project is planned, not all projects are suitable for quick-build implementation. The SFMTA will continue to work with its City and stakeholder partners on implementation of longer-term projects that include hardscape safety improvements and streetscape elements.
Examples of Quick-Build improvements can be viewed in the slideshow below