More than 50 community members and neighborhood leaders from Bayview-Hunters Point gathered on Tuesday evening to discuss streets urgently needing investment to reduce severe injuries of people walking and biking. Organized by the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) along with community groups BMAGIC, El Centro, Hunter’s Point Family and Community Youth Center, this workshop built excitement for residents to engage in the Bayview Community Based Transportation Plan.
This effort seeks people-powered, neighborhood solutions that reflect the needs, priorities, and values of the Bayview community. Participants had multiple opportunities to provide feedback about transportation priorities, participatory budget proposals, and locations for infrastructure needs. During the workshop there was an open dialogue about access for this highway-trapped neighborhood and how to include affordable housing residents, residents with disabilities, seniors and youth.
The first workshop created an inviting communal space. Many different generations participated, including parents who brought kids to take advantage of the childcare provided. This process is just beginning; we know it will take more voices to create really comprehensive, community-driven solutions. The outreach team will attend neighborhood gatherings and hold more workshops that are accessible to neighbors, including monolingual residents.
If you want to participate in this community-driven planning, sign up here to receive email updates. We’ll be sure to invite you to the next outreach event.
At the end of the public outreach phase, the steering community (12 members of the community selected to work on the participatory budget) will release results and the community will vote on which projects and programs get funded. To find out more, visit SFMTA Bayview Community Based Transportation Plan.