22 Fillmore update

Shortcuts By Steven J. Moss : potreroview – excerpt

Muni Moving
: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will not be altering the 22 Fillmore route, as previously reported in Short Cuts. However, Muni will launch a new bus line, the 55 16th Street, to provide connections along 16th Street between the 16th Street Bay Area Rapid Transit station and Mission Bay, in part to serve the new University of California, San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital. The new 55 line will serve all 22 Fillmore bus stops on 16th Street between Mission and Vermont streets, with additional stops on 16th Street at Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Fourth streets. The line will operate seven days a week from approximately 6 a.m. to midnight, with a 15 minute weekday daytime frequency… (more)

That is what they are saying. Latest plans were online but they appear to have disappeared. If you care about the details, go to the Open House Wednesday, January 14, 6-7:30 PM at Marshall Elementary School 1575 15th Street. If you Can’t make it  Take the project survey and voice your opinions.

 

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Wednesday, January 14, 6-7:30 PM
22 Fillmore Marshall Elementary School 1575 15th Street, San Francisco
If you Can’t make it? Take our project survey! Join SFMTA to learn more, engage with SFMTA staff, ask questions, and share your thoughts! Your feedback is important as we work together to build a strong project for the community. This looks like just a presentation with no feedback. The feedback will have to be comments to the SFMTA Board prior to the next meeting on January 20, where they plan to approve the plan. Copy the Supervisors. (contact SF officials)

 

 

Muni Proposes New Bus Route, Curbside Transit Lanes on 16th Street

by Aaron Bialick : sf.streetsblog – excerpt

Muni plans to launch a new bus line this month to beef up service along eastern 16th Street, connecting the BART station at Mission Street to the soon-to-open University of California SF hospital at Mission Bay. The 55-16th Street route would complement existing 22-Fillmore service on 16th, extending beyond the 22′s endpoint all the way to the east end of 16th and then north on Third Street towards its terminus at UCSF.

The line is a precursor for plans to add street upgrades, like transit-only lanes and bus bulb-outs, along 16th to speed up the 22-Fillmore. The SFMTA plans to hold its first community meeting for those plans on January 14, and says they will “reduce transit travel time along the length of the corridor by 25 percent.”

The plans are part of the Muni Forward program (previously known as the Transit Effectiveness Project), which calls for the 22 to be re-routed towards Mission Bay on its eastern leg, which the 55 will do. But an SFMTA report [PDF] says the re-route won’t happen for at least five years, since the 22 relies on overhead wires, which would have to be installed along eastern 16th and are impeded by a Caltrain crossing. Instead, diesel buses will be used on the 55 in the interim…

The 55-16th Street is set to launch on January 31, and will be presented to the SFMTA Board of Directors for approval Tuesday, January 20th.

See a map of the route and an overview of transit upgrades proposed for 16th Street… (more)

Those who live in the area will want to let the city officials know how they feel about the plan. Supervisors Wiener, Campos and Cohen should be contacted as the line crosses their districts. These maps do not look like the last version I saw, but I have seen so many, I could be mistaken. Keeping the 22 in tact and adding a second line makes a lot more sense than what I heard SFMTA was planning. Perhaps they listened to their riders.

They also plan to eliminate lanes of traffic on this heavily traveled street, leaving a single lane flowing in each direction from Church Street to 3rd Street, according to some.

Please let the authorities know how you feel about this.

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New 55 16th street route headed to board for approval