[Carfreeliving] Re: Home Depot and Bayshore Blvd bikeway
Mike.Sallaberry at sfgov.org
Fri Jul 29 10:52:40 MDT 2005
FYI, the treatment David mentions is described in a short report at:
"David Baker" <davidbaker at dbarchitect.com>
Sent by: Carfreeliving-bounces at livablecity.org
07/28/2005 03:00 AM
<Carfreeliving at livablecity.org>
RE: RE: [Carfreeliving] Re: Home Depot and Bayshore Blvd bikeway
the lane like this on the Embarcadero south of the Ferry Building works
From: "Mike Sallaberry" <Mike.Sallaberry at sfgov.org>
Sent: 7/27/05 1:12:22 PM
To: "Carfreeliving at livablecity.org" <Carfreeliving at livablecity.org>,
"transit1 at rescuemuni.org" <transit1 at rescuemuni.org>
Subject: RE: RE: [Carfreeliving] Re: Home Depot and Bayshore Blvd
I think we should be careful to not oversimplify the details
with constructing segregated BRT facilities in the middle of the
if such a request is to be taken seriously by Home Depot.
Another idea: A commute hour parking tow-away that reveals transit
along the curb. If the lane is 14 feet wide, bikes and buses can
the lane side by side when parking is not allowed. When parking
takes 7' - 8') is allowed, the 6' - 7' that remains of the transit
can serve as a pseudo bike lane. Actually, I think that may be the
of both worlds. Relatively simple roadway work, space for cyclists
transit lane during times when traffic is the worst, and an overall
improvement to capacity along the roadway. Biggest (only?) loser are
people who park on the street during commute hours.
Throw in some transit priority at the signals, improve some bus stops,
you have a quick and important improvement for transit and cyclists.
major, costly, lengthy construction or community outreach that would
likely be associated with a full BRT design (which I believe does not
to go in now, especially if the space is reserved via a shorter term
proposal like I describe), and the space is partially reserved for a
Overall, I think that if we want Home Depot to add roadway
its scope of work, they have to be fairly cheap, popular, and
quick to implement so that the timing jives with the store opening.
Also, I know Level of Service is a dirty word to many people here, but
is a reality that developers have to deal with. The idea I describe
the curbside transit/bike lane improves LOS during commute hours than
they went with the current roadway design. That may be very important
We may want to be careful to keep requests/demands realistic, or risk
missing an opportunity and end up with nothing.
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