Balboa Area Transportation Demand Management Framework
The Balboa Area Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Framework recommends measures to better manage the current and future transportation needs of commuters, families, seniors, employees, visitors, and students of all ages, means, and schedules in the neighborhood.
Funded by the District 7 Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program (NTIP) at the request of Supervisor Norman Yee's office, this Framework was proposed as a response to community feedback gathered by the Balboa Park Station and Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committees (CAC), as well as public workshops in the neighborhood. Read more about the NTIP process here.
The Balboa Area TDM Framework provides specific recommendations to encourage sustainable travel choices, make efficient use of limited transportation infrastructure, and maximize access for Balboa Area residents, employees, visitors, and students.
This document is not a plan in itself. Rather, it provides a common foundation for future, implementable TDM plans at the Balboa Reservoir, for City College, and within the surrounding neighborhoods. The document is a supportive resource, which recommends physical and operational TDM measures and includes case studies, best practices, paths to implementation, and monitoring programs to ensure goals are being met. Finally, it recommends further study of infrastructure projects that enhance transit, bicycle and pedestrian safety and access.
Based on community feedback, this Framework also provides guidance on future data collection practices, feasibility analyses and coordination efforts before the Balboa Resrvoir development and City College pursue their own implementable TDM plans.
The project area includes the City College of San Francisco Ocean Campus, the Balboa Reservoir site, and parts of three adjacent neighborhoods of Sunnyside, Westwood Park and Ingleside.
A number of improvements in the Balboa Park Plan Area are steadily enhancing transit access, SFMTA operations, BART access and pedestrian safety around Balboa Park station. In addition, planned streetscape improvements will make Ocean Avenue more pedestrian friendly and visually appealing. Yet, as the neighborhood and City College continues to grow, access to the area will continue to face the limits of roadway, transit, and financial resources. TDM measures can help more efficiently use these limited resources by encouraging sustainable transportation choices.
The Balboa Area TDM Framework is the first effort to understand and coordinate measures to support sustainable travel choices and roadway space on behalf of all users and needs in the neighborhood. These measures address various forms of transit, parking, safe and convenient walking, driving and carpooling, and bike facilities.
The TDM Framework is a first step in planning TDM efforts for the Balboa Area. As the Reservoir developer and City College begin to draft implementable plans, community input will continue to play a significant role. Transportation and TDM will be discussed in ongoing public meetings for the City College Facilities Master Plan, for the Balboa Reservoir and at Balboa Park Station CAC meetings. Only after further public engagement and exploration of TDM programs will the Reservoir developer and City College draft more detailed, implementable TDM plans. These plans will then become part of larger proposals that will undergo the public environmental review process. The Balboa Reservoir project will include a commitment for ongoing monitoring and evaluation to ensure that TDM measures adapt and improve over time to ensure that goals are being met.
- Balboa Park TDM - Final Draft (December 2017)
- Balboa Area Transportation Projects - Overview (April 13, 2016)
- Transportation Demand Management - Overview (April 13, 2016)
- Existing Conditions Memo October 2016
- North Bayshore, Mountain View – example of area-wide Transportation Management Association
- Genentech – example of major employer program
- Santa Monica College – example of coordinated TDM Program at a community college
- Pasadena CC – example of student transit pass at a community college
- SFSU – example of TDM Program at a San Francisco educational institution
- Fresno State University – example of car-oriented campus with transit passes and TDM measures
- Balboa Reservoir – Introduction to the Balboa Reservoir project, outreach, and existing conditions
- Balboa Reservoir CAC – Presentations, materials, agendas, and minutes from Citizen Advisory Committee meetings
- Balboa Park Station CAC – For transportation projects and citizen input in the Balboa Park Plan Area
- San Francisco TDM Overview (Planning)
- San Francisco TDM Program and Projects (SFMTA)
- Balboa Park Station Area and Plaza Improvements (SFMTA)
- Balboa Park Station Modernization (BART)
- Ocean and Geneva Corridor Design – Planning process and SFPW construction project
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SF Planning Department
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