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Four New Policy Papers To Shape SF’s Central SoMa Plan

Four New Policy Papers To Shape SF’s Central SoMa Plan

San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan will define the City’s vision and strategies, and the overall potential, for developing the area bounded by Market, Sixth, Second and Townsend Streets, 260 acres of prime urban space bisected by the Central Subway project and an emergent Fourth Street transit spine. En route to publishing the plan’s Draft Environmental Read More »

Warriors’ Plan For Managing New Arena Traffic In Mission Bay

Warriors’ Plan For Managing New Arena Traffic In Mission Bay

The Golden State Warriors’ plan for managing the traffic from a projected 200+ events a year to be held at their proposed Mission Bay Arena was presented to the Mission Bay Citizens Advisory Committee last night. With the Warriors currently assuming that 55 percent of attendees for big events will be arriving in their own Read More »

Caltrain Modernization Budget Balloons, Rollout Pushed Back

Caltrain Modernization Budget Balloons, Rollout Pushed Back

Originally expected to cost $1.5 billion and be operational in 2019, the budget to electrify Caltrain and install a new signaling system has be revised upward by at least $200 million and the likely date that the first electric train will be put into service has been rolled back to April 2021. If things don’t Read More »

$400M More And 4-Year Delay For Transbay Rail Extension

With the budget to build San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center having already increased by $300 million to $1.9 billion, the additional $2.6 billion budgeted to extend the train tracks from Fourth and King to the Transbay Center is now proposed to increase by $400 million, raising the total budget for the 1.4 mile downtown rail Read More »

A Blueprint For The Sunset And A Red Flag Or Two

A Blueprint For The Sunset And A Red Flag Or Two

The culmination of over a year’s worth of work, Supervisor Katy Tang’s Office has published the Sunset District Blueprint, an outline of the “goals, objectives and strategies” for developing the district over the next decade, “and beyond.” The five main areas addressed in the blueprint: Public Transportation & Pedestrian Safety; Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness; Read More »

All The Way From A to L: San Francisco’s Ballot Measure Rundown

Twelve local measures are set to appear on the November ballot in San Francisco, measures which have just been lettered from A to L.  The full rundown and summaries from the Department of Elections or past SocketSite coverage: A – $500 Million Transportation and Road Improvement Bond B – Population-Based Adjustment for the City’s Transportation Read More »

Measure “To Restore Transportation Balance” Qualifies For Ballot

The decidedly pro-car and parking ballot measure known as “Restoring Transportation Balance in San Francisco” has qualified for the November ballot. If passed, the measure would seek to ensure that the City “equally enforce(s) traffic laws for all users of San Francisco’s streets and sidewalks” and would establish the following as official City policy: Parking meters Read More »

Big Plans For Dedicated Bikeway Along The Embarcadero

Big Plans For Dedicated Bikeway Along The Embarcadero

The Embarcadero is now the fourth most traveled cycling corridor in San Francisco.  And with the corridor’s rise in popularity has come a rapid increase in conflicts between pedestrians, bikes and cars.  Added to this are “concerns for a lack of cyclist compliance with road rules, which further compromise public safety,” according to the San Francisco Read More »

Troubling Findings From San Francisco’s Transportation Task Force

Troubling Findings From San Francisco’s Transportation Task Force

At the risk of rubbing salt in the wounds of those affected by today’s “sick out” by Muni workers which has left two-thirds of Muni’s vehicles stuck in the yards, the Mayor’s recently established “Transportation Task Force 2030″ has come to two rather troubling conclusions: The City’s infrastructure is inadequate to meet current demand and Read More »

Tracking Caltrain’s Makeover And Ridership

Tracking Caltrain’s Makeover And Ridership

With a goal of having Caltrain electrified and redesigned train cars in service by 2019, a request for qualified contractors to express their interest in the project will be issued this month with contracts slated to be awarded in 2015. A couple of stats from Caltrain’s latest customer survey: 40 percent of riders are between Read More »

San Francisco’s Central Subway A Step Closer To 2010 Start

San Francisco’s Central Subway A Step Closer To 2010 Start

San Francisco’s Central Subway project received final environmental clearance last week while Muni’s Board of Directors approved the management contract. Groundbreaking in 2010, and the first ride in 2016, if all goes as planned. Read More »