San Francisco Transportation Plan Overview - Fall 2010

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San Francisco Transportation Plan Overview - Fall 2010

  1. 1. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY San Francisco Transportation Plan Update Updating the Transportation Blueprint for San Francisco’s Future Fall 2010
  2. 2. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 2 San Francisco Transportation Plan (SFTP): The transportation “big picture” Purpose: Establish San Francisco’s transportation goals and priorities for the next 25 years. Periodically updated to address changing conditions Addresses all aspects of transportation from high speed rail to walking, and all services: BART, Caltrain, Muni, etc. Why do long range planning? If we don’t plan now, others will plan for us To implement San Francisco’s goals and policy objectives To prioritize the many needs within limited resources
  3. 3. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 3 The SFTP is for both neighborhoods and policymakers, the start of changes large and small Modal Plans: Bicycle Plan, Transit Effectiveness Project, Better Streets Plan SF Transportation Plan Major Projects & Plans Neighborhood Plans & Projects General Plan Transportation Element Climate Action Plan Hayes 2-way Conversion Signal Timing/Upgrades Traffic Calming Projects Parklets Bicycle lanes Transit Preferential Streets Pedestrian Curb extensions Octavia Boulevard Presidio Parkway (Doyle Drive) Van Ness BRT Geary BRT
  4. 4. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 4 2004 Transportation Plan highlights SF’s first countywide transportation plan Investment program Transit expansion through a new mode: BRT network Continued local funding for transportation: Prop K sales tax Strategic Initiatives Neighborhood-scale transportation planning Manage the transportation system through price signals
  5. 5. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 5 Key initiatives and accomplishments: Capital Projects T-Third Light Rail Presidio Parkway (Doyle Drive) Octavia Boulevard
  6. 6. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 6 Key initiatives and accomplishments: Modal networks and improvements Bike network improvements Traffic calming
  7. 7. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 7 Key initiatives and accomplishments: New programs and policies Parking policy changes - SFpark Peak period congestion management study – Mobility, Access, and Pricing Study (MAPS) Streets as public spaces - parklets
  8. 8. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 8 What will the San Francisco Transportation Plan include? Phase 1 – Vision and goals, identify existing and projected future conditions Phase 2 – Identify key transportation needs and opportunities Phase 3 – Develop and evaluate possible investments and policies Phase 4 – Recommend package of improvements
  9. 9. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 9 19% 59% 21% 29% 31% 39% Transit Auto Non Motorized Needs and Opportunities: A Transit-First City where transit is not the first choice Share of Trips during the PM peak taken by: CitywideDowntown
  10. 10. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 10 Mode Share Comparison (daily trips to/from/within, all trip purposes) 51% 33% 52% 37% 33% 59% 19% 35% 15% 25% 30% 18% 30% 32% 33% 38% 37% 23% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Boston Barcelona Copenhagen Amsterdam New York City Auto Transit Non-Motorized San Francisco Mode Share: San Francisco vs. Other Cities
  11. 11. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 11 Needs and Opportunities: Congestion impacts transit speeds The average transit trip covers a shorter distance than the average auto trip, yet takes up to 2.6x longer Travel speeds on many streets operating below 10 mph greater impacts on transit’s proposed Rapid Network Transit Speeds, Spring 2009** Auto LOS, Spring 2009*
  12. 12. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 12 Needs and Opportunities: Service delivered, but not always reliably 56.9% 72.3% Performance Goal:  85.0% 96.6% Delivery Goal:  98.5%  0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10 Q1 FY10 Q2 Frequency Performance Schedule Performance Scheduled Service Hours Delivered Muni Service Standards Reporting Source:  SFMTA Prop E reporting
  13. 13. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 13 Courtesy:  SF Planning  Department New Households Expected by 2035
  14. 14. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 14 Courtesy:  SF Planning  Department New Jobs Expected by 2035
  15. 15. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 15 Our population is diverse, with increasingly diverse needs In 2035, greater shares of the population will be young or old (under 19 or over 65)—32% today, 40% by 2035 We know that today… 11% of SF residents live below poverty line 10% of SF residents say they don’t speak English well 3+ auto households are concentrated in the southeast Percent of households with 0 cars (left) Percent of households with 3+ cars (right)
  16. 16. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 16 With more than 400,000 new car trips by 2035, Expect more congestion, more delays Growth in Auto Trips by Market,2010- 2035 Circles indicate change in trips beginning or ending in that district. Lines indicate increase in trips between the two areas connected by the line Red indicates an overall increase, darker indicates larger increases Blue indicates an overall decrease
  17. 17. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 17 With more than 400,000 new car trips by 2035, Expect more congestion, more delays ~20% increase in Bay Bridge crossings (daily & PM peak) ~10% decrease in Golden Gate Bridge crossings (PM peak outbound ) >37% increase in county line crossings (daily & PM peak) >100% increase in Caltrain ridership (daily & PM peak ) 60 - 80% increase in BART ridership @ countyline (daily & PM peak ) ~20% increase in BART ridership (daily & PM peak) Growth in Auto Trips by Market,2010- 2035 >15% increase in Sam Trans ridership @countyline (daily & PM peak ) Expected growth in car trips is more than the combined volume of Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge crossings today
  18. 18. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 18 Four Core Goals for the Future Create a more livable and equitable city Improve environmental quality Provide world-class infrastructure Strengthen our economic competitiveness
  19. 19. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 19 Evaluating the goals: “What would it take” to achieve these goals? Create a more livable and equitable city Improve environmental quality Provide world-class infrastructure Strengthen our economic competitiveness Reduce auto mode share below 50% Attract more employees and residents Achieve greenhouse gas reduction mandates Bring our system to a state of good repair
  20. 20. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 20 Important trend in economic competitiveness: San Francisco job growth flat compared to the Bay Area 425,000 925,000 1,425,000 1,925,000 2,425,000 2,925,000 3,425,000 3,925,000 4,425,000 1969 1971 1973 1975 1977 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 759,212 679,349 747,676 655,019 Courtesy:  SF Planning Bay Area San Francisco Commute travel time and cost for SF workers vs regional workers Auto::transit travel time
  21. 21. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 21 Only 20% of San Francisco streets in “good” pavement condition Resurfacing and reconstruction of streets costs 10-50x more than regular maintenance Important trend in world-class infrastructure: Pay now or pay more later Cost of Deferred Road Maintenance Pavement  Condition Good  Adequate Poor Worst  Total Source: SF DPW  Type of Repair  Needed Cost/Block % of San  Francisco  Blocks None ‐ 20% Maintenance  $9,000 31% Resurfacing $97,800 30% Reconstruction $436,400 19% 100%
  22. 22. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 22 Important trend in environmental quality: Technology changes are not enough Source: SF-CHAMP, MVSTAFF San Francisco Greenhouse Gas Trends vs. Goals  (Surface Transportation GHGs only) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1990 2000 2010 2020 2030 Metric Tons/Day (1,000s) 2035 Trend Trend w/technology Goal -Technology trend includes Pavley and Low Carbon Fuel Standard State mandates -Includes all SF trips, and ½ of trips that begin or end in SF
  23. 23. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 23 Important trend in livability & equity: Increased VMT related to increased collisions How easily can San Franciscans access goods and services within their neighborhoods? How often do San Franciscans walk and bike? Source: SWITRS, DPH, SFMTA Collision Report, 2008 Pedestrian Incidents, 2004-2008
  24. 24. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 24 Defining “Livability” Kickoff Contest To launch theTo launch the SFTP, the Authority organized a contest: “In six words, what does livability mean to you?” This word cloud displays responses received, where larger words were included in more definitions.
  25. 25. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 25 Defining “Livability” Kickoff Contest Accessible places, natural spaces, minimal traces. –winning entry Serendipitous encounter… dependable rendezvous… spontaneous excursion. –runner-up Living, working, playing, all in reach. –runner-up
  26. 26. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 26 The SFTP can shape a different future Business as usual falls short of our vision But it doesn’t have to be that way… New projects or programs can help achieve our vision: BRT lines and dedicated lanes – can improve transit reliability bicycle facilities – to improve connectivity and safety traffic calming -- to improve pedestrian safety congestion pricing – to improve drive and transit travel times parking reform – to improve availability
  27. 27. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 27 Where do we go from here? Phase I: Background and context Project launch, goals, existing conditions, projections Until October 2010 Phase II: Issues and options Specific concerns, needs, options, challenges, opportunities Brainstorm potential projects and strategies November 2010 to March 2011 Phase III: Draft plan Refine projects and strategies; define alternatives April 2011 to September 2011 Phase IV: Final plan Preferred alternative; implementation strategy October 2011 to March 2012 Ongoing neighborhood and stakeholder meetings Coordination with agency staff Public workshops and webinars Surveys and focus groups
  28. 28. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 28 How to be involved Attend meetings of the SFTP Community Advisory Committee Request or attend presentations to neighborhood groups Participate in webinars Get updates at www.MoveSmartSF.com Find us on www.facebook.com/MoveSmartSF Follow us on twitter.com/SanFranciscoTA Call (415) 593-1670 or email us (MoveSmartSF@sfcta.org) Take our survey! www.surveymonkey.com/s/sftp
  29. 29. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY Thank you! MoveSmartSF.com MoveSmartSF@sfcta.org (415) 593-1670 www.facebook.com/movesmartsf

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