Pre-1906~1852: Omnibus Horse-drawn passenger cars~1873: Cable Cars First were in San Francisco Moving cable under street~Street Cars Overhead electric wire vs. ground cable No need to have grip man~Ferries Ran across Bay to Oakland, Continental Rail
Post-1906~Earthquake of 1906 Reconstruction becomes large scale development~Highway construction Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, Bayshore Hwy~Freeway revolt From 1960 to 1989 Protest of 1948, 1955 Trafficways plans~"Transit First" Policy Priority to public transit funding~Automobile presence
Existing Transportation Systems SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Is it diverse? Definitely:Everyresidentialzone iswithin onemile ofcommercialzonesFully 60differentzonedesignations
Zoning DistrictsRC-4 Districs"These districts encouragea combination of high-density dwellings, withcompatible commercialuses on the ground floor toprotect and enhanceneighborhoods with mixeduse character."Chinatown"...Stockton Street isintended to remainprincipally in its presentcharacter... compatiblewith [the] existing small-scale mixed-use characterof the area."
Preservation DistrictsHistoric Districts Telegraph HillSimilar to the National Northeast WaterfrontRegister of Historic Places;they are "areas of multiplehistoric resources that arecontextually united"Conservation Districtsconservation districts "seekto designate and protectbuildings based on Kearney-Marketarchitectural quality and -Mason-Suttercontribution to thecharacter of Downtown" South End
Central SubwayPROJECT GOALS• Extend the north-south corridor of MUNIs Metro System• Provide shorter travel times for passengers• Relieve congestion on the Stockton Street corridor• Provide connectivity to a future Geary line.
Electrification of the CaltrainPROJECT GOALS• allowing for faster, more frequent service• quieter trains Postponed due to high-speed rail project.• cleaner environment• reduced operating costs
High-Speed Rail• Connecting the major population centers of Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, the Central Valley, Los Angeles, the Inland Empire (Riverside County), Orange County, and San Diego.• Speeds of up to 220 mph• The San Francisco to Los Angeles section is proposed to be completed by 2030