Western Addition Street Safety Project
The Western Addition Streets Safety Project is the implementation of transportation improvements as recommended by the Western Addition Community Based Transportation Plan (WACBTP). The Plan evolved from the Bay Area-wide Community Based Transportation Planning Program, born from the Lifeline Transportation Network Report and the Environmental Justice Report. The WACBTP emerged as a process for empowering the Western Addition community to improve mobility and access in their neighborhood. With close collaboration between MTA Planning and Livable Streets, the Plan included community outreach components, project feasibility, with community-driven prioritization and phasing to deliberately pursue pedestrian safety at designated intersections and corridors. Promoting equity in low-income communities of color was a key tenet of the Plan.
Implementation of near-term improvements was kicked off in the spring of 2018. Some crosswalks, advanced limit lines, traffic signal installation and upgrades have already been implemented throughout the year. The project is currently still in the near-term implementation phase with full construction of near-term improvements anticipated early 2020.