Which Street Improvements Will Prop B Fund? Preliminary List Emerges

A list of pedestrian, bicycle, and transit projects that could be boosted by the voter-approved Prop B Street Improvement Bond is making its way through the city legislature, revealing how the $50 million dedicated to streetscape improvements may be divvied up.

The projects — which would add safety improvements like pedestrian bulb-outs and islands, crosswalks, new or upgraded bike lanes, and more throughout the city — are listed by district, and many (but not all) have timetables attached. Some projects may sound familiar, like the Fell and Oak bikeway and pedestrian improvement project (slated to receive $1,100,000 in bond funds), while many others are still in their nascent stages, with few details available.

Streetsblog reported yesterday, Polk Street would benefit from roughly $5.5 million towards two projects: a protected contra-flow bike lane as well as a larger streetscape makeover.

The list was approved last week by the SF Capital Planning Committee and must still go to the Board of Supervisors. The next bond sale would distribute the funds in March 2013, according to a committee presentation [PDF].

Schedule of some streetscape projects that would receive Prop B funds (click for PDF).

See the more details on the Prop B streetscape project list after the break.

Streetscape projects by location and amount of funding (click for PDF).
List of streetscape projects by district, subdivided by projects combined with re-pavings (click for PDF).
List of streetscape projects coordinated with re-pavings, listed by year (click for PDF).
  • mikesonn

    Fell & Oak Streetscape Enhancement?

  • It appears to be just a different wording for the Fell and Oak bikeway project, which also includes ped bulb-outs and crosswalks.

  • Anonymous

    I guess SoMa just pays for 15.2% of the debt and gets a token in return – one improvement?!?

  • mikesonn

    Oh ok, the cost doesn’t seem that high, especially when compared to Polk, that’s why I was confused. Also, I’d hate to see the city do a bunch of work on Fell/Oak that didn’t include the bike lanes.

  • mikesonn

    Polk is getting 90% of D3’s share.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone have any details on project 8-5 (17th St between Douglass and Dolores)? It’s not on the list.

  • RileyS.

    Polk is getting way too much of the D3 funds, what gives? Once again, North Beach gets no love. 

  • RileyS.

    Once upon a time the City approved funds to improve the blighted Kearny Steps, which is a tourist gateway to Coit Tower, but then the money ran out and years later, nothing. Now there is money, but still no Kearny improvements, nice. Thanks, Chiu.

  • hotep

    What ever happened to the Masonic road diet?  I thought everyone was for that plan and it was just lacking funds…but it seems to have fallen off the map.

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