Twin Peaks Figure 8 Pilot Redesign

Forwarded from Melinda Stockmann, Project Manager, Trails Improvement Program Community Gardens Program Manager,San Francisco Recreation & Park Department

Dear Twin Peaks Neighbors and Folks Interested in Twin Peaks projects, including the Figure 8 Project,

The Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign Team is excited to announce a proposed pilot project that will open a portion of the Twin Peaks Figure 8 to people walking and riding bikes! The pilot project is an opportunity to evaluate a configuration change at the Twin Peaks Figure 8 while the Twin Peaks Redesign team continues to consider long term improvements to improve access at Twin Peaks. The broader project goals include:

  • Reallocate a portion of the existing roadway from vehicle use to pedestrian and bicycle use;
    Locate pedestrian crossings to link with trail sections; and
    Recommend realignment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail to cross over Twin Peaks Blvd.
  • Read on to learn about the pilot and how you can get involved.

Twin Peaks Figure 8 Pilot
Our partners at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) are proposing to close a portion of Twin Peaks Boulevard to motor vehicles as a pilot project. This proposal would convert the western alignment to two-way operation, and close the eastern alignment to motor vehicles while maintaining access for people walking and biking. Imagine JFK Sunday Streets, every day of the week!

trails

The project would be implemented sometime this summer, using paint and temporary railings to prevent motor vehicle access to the eastern half of the roadway.

Show Your Support
The pilot proposal will be included in a public hearing in March and then will be presented for approval at an SFMTA Board of Directors meeting in April. For both the hearing and the board meeting, you may share your thoughts by emailing or in person:

SFMTA Engineering Public Hearing
Friday, March 4, 2016 at 10:00 am
San Francisco City Hall, Room 416
sustainable.streets@sfmta.com

SFMTA Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm*
San Francisco City Hall, Room 400
mtaboard@sfmta.com
* subject to change

For more information and to confirm the hearing date, please visit http://www.sfmta.com/figure8.

The pilot road closure is the first step for the Figure 8 Redesign. We are in the process of completing a more comprehensive conceptual plan for the space and will share that with you in the coming months before finalizing.

Sincerely,

Melinda Stockmann
Project Manager, Trails Improvement Program
Community Gardens Program Manager

San Francisco Recreation & Park Department | Capital Improvement Division
City & County of San Francisco | 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3000
San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 581.2548 | melinda.stockmann@sfgov.org

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