Board passes San Francisco citywide subway vision
This seems like a big deal.
Back in September, we told you about Supervisor Scott Wiener’s Medium.com post calling for subways all over San Francisco. Well, funny thing happened at City Hall the other day: the Board of Supervisors approved two new measures that aim to bring subways all over San Francisco. UpOut has the story:
The SF Board of Supervisors just approved two new measures to remedy the gridlock. The Subway Master Plan will eventually expand BART and Muni throughout the city.
[…] The Subway Master Plan will develop long-term solutions for improving public transportation and offer accessibility to more residents.
The Transportation Sustainability Fee was also approved. For the first time ever, property developers will be required to pay transit impact fees. This will generate an estimated $1.3 billion over 30 years by regulating new market-rate housing construction. That adds up to $44 million annually, which will be directly funneled to transportation improvements.
Cool. So, think general. The specifics can be worked out by specifics-minded people in the future. Maybe they could start with the drool-enducing, visionary San Francisco subway map at the top of this post.
The whole story on UpOut is worth your time, if the idea of hella subways in San Francisco excites you the way it excites me.
Image by Elliott Spelman
Great news. More housing for the homeless.
Oh right, just look at how well the Central subway project is going. Now they want to spread that mess *all* over the city.
And just *who* will be getting said contracts? Let me guess it’ll be willie brown and rose pak’s “talented friends.” The same “talented friends” who put up the new Bay Bridge which has now been found to have lots of problems in addition to the cost overruns.
The city has had a transportation impact fee since 1981 — the TSF expands it.
When you have a city covered in hills with congested streets, this could be a long term solution to the problem (although it won’t be cheap).
Wonderful! But why doesn’t it show the alignment of the Central Subway?
The map above isn’t affiliated with anything the Board of Supervisors is doing. It was created by Elliott Spelman independently.
do you really believe this will happen? naaaah! muni has had at least one generation to run metro or bart out to the richmond. nothing so far.
Actually, I do. City hasn’t had money or demand like this, recently.
Seems like every armchair urban planner in San Francisco has a fantasy subway system by now (here’s mine! https://medium.com/@apparentlymart/world-class-public-transit-for-san-francisco-f2da20a75c5dd ) but I am pretty excited to see what some *real* urban planners make of it!
Is there a better (higher resolution) version of this map posted somewhere?
See Jeff’s reply above.
Also try here: