The GPA transportation committee has been pressing hard on SFMTA to keep the neighborhood updated on the various projects affecting us and to hold the agency accountable in terms of deadlines and promises. See Hilary Schiraldi’s April 30 post regarding the last meeting with them, and another is coming up. We’ll keep you posted.
Meanwhile, here’s an update on the San Jose Avenue changes, sent from
Damon R. Curtis, PE
Construction & Design Services Engineer
Livable Streets – Community Projects
Thanks for your continued interest in the San Jose Avenue and I-280 Off-Ramp Road Diet Pilot Project. The SFMTA has been working with Caltrans on measures to reduce speeding on San Jose Avenue and we have some new information to share.
Phase I of the pilot project reduced the number of travel lanes and provided a safer and more comfortable bikeway design in the hopes of reducing speeding on San Jose Avenue. These changes did not bring about the desired 15mph speed reduction along the corridor and we will be moving forward with Phase II beginning on June 2.
Phase II includes merging the two lanes of the I-280 off-ramp into a single lane upstream of the existing I-280 tunnel. Phase II construction will take place on June 2-3 and we will once again be collecting speed data to understand the impacts of these changes.
Thank you for your continued interest in the project. We will keep you updated as this project moves forward.
Sustainable Streets Division
One South Van Ness Ave, 7th Floor
San Francisco, California 94103-5417
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