SFCTA 19th Avenue Transit Study Community Meeting
The 19th Avenue Transit Study builds on recent planning efforts to develop improvement concepts for a west-side, grade-separated (ie. partial subway, tunnel, or bridge crossings of 19th Avenue) alignment of the M-Ocean View light rail as it traverses 19th Avenue between St. Francis Circle and Broad at Orizaba. The purpose of the Study is to determine the feasibility, benefits, and impacts of such an investment, guided by a framework of eight goals that set out to benefit conditions for all 19th Avenue travelers as well as neighboring residences, businesses, and institutions. Expected benefits include:
- Faster and more reliable M-Ocean View
- Shorter, safer pedestrian crossings
- More comfortable rail and bus stops
- Wider sidewalks
- New and upgraded cycling facilities
- Greened, landscaped, calmed corridor
- More reliable vehicle travel
The Study has been underway since Spring, 2012. After doing a comprehensive technical assessment of needs, the team generated multiple conceptual alternatives. In February 2013, the Study team hosted its first round of public outreach, sharing these alternatives for public input. Since that time, some alternatives have been removed from consideration or modified based on that input. The remaining alternatives have been carefully evaluated to understand how well each would achieve the Study’s goals. With this information now available, the Study team is seeking input on community preferences among these alternatives.
The meeting will also share analysis of and seek input on ways to improve transit connections to regional transit, including an extension of the M-Ocean View to Daly City BART and upgrades to make the existing shuttle/bus service faster and more efficient.