Articles Filed Under: Transit

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The Impact Of Transforming Second Street

The Impact Of Transforming Second Street

The Environmental Impact Report for San Francisco’s proposed Second Street Improvement Project, which intends to transform Second Street, from Market to King, into a pleasant “multi-modal corridor” and “green connector,” with separated bike lanes (cycle tracks) on both sides of the street, a whole host of sidewalk and streetscape... Read More »

SF’s Push To “Bridge The Bay” And Priortity Areas For Development

SF’s Push To “Bridge The Bay” And Priortity Areas For Development

To quote San Francisco’s Planning Department which is pushing to develop a cohesive, long-term plan for the city: “We need to collaborate with our immediate geographic neighbors to develop a shared vision and strategic approach to ensure San Francisco’s – and the region’s – long term economic, social and... Read More »

Three Designs For A Better Market Street And Bikes On Mission

Three Designs For A Better Market Street And Bikes On Mission

The Better Market Street project has identified three alternatives for redesigning the 2.2‐mile segment of Market between Octavia Boulevard and The Embarcadero, alternatives which include the possible redesign of the 2.3 mile stretch of Mission Street from Valencia to The Embarcadero as well. With an overarching goal of making... Read More »

How People Commute To Work In San Francisco

How People Commute To Work In San Francisco

The way in which employees in San Francisco commute to work has changed a little but not a lot since 2008, with the share of those driving alone having dropped from 37 percent to 35 percent in 2013 and the share of those taking transit rising to 38 percent... Read More »

San Francisco’s Tech Sector Nearly Doubles In Four Years, But…

According to the Planning Department’s latest Commerce and Industry Inventory report for San Francisco, employment within the city’s tech sector has grown by almost 91% since 2009 – up from 19,700 to 37,600 jobs in 2013 – but still represents a fairly small proportion (6 percent) of total employment... Read More »

Caltrain Report Confirms Ballooning Budget And Project Delays

Caltrain Report Confirms Ballooning Budget And Project Delays

As we first reported last month: 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... Read More »

The Grand Plan And Timing To Transform SF’s Second Street

The Grand Plan And Timing To Transform SF’s Second Street

In the works for over a decade, San Francisco’s Second Street Improvement Project intends to transform Second Street, from Market to King, into a pleasant “multi-modal corridor” and “green connector,” with separated bike lanes (cycletracks) on both sides of the street, sidewalk and streetscape improvements, and a complete roadway repaving.... Read More »

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 –... 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... 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... Read More »