Despite considerable Muni coverage, District 4 remains car-centric with many wide streets that encourage speeding. The pandemic has increased car dependency, which is why expanding sustainable modes of transit in the district is more important now than ever.
If you’re a resident of District 4 and take Muni, bike, walk, drive, or roll, the City needs your thoughts on how to encourage sustainable modes of travel within the Outer Sunset and Parkside neighborhoods. Will you take a minute and pitch in as we reimagine transportation in District 4?
The SFCTA collected traffic data pre-pandemic and found about 76 percent of all weekday trips started in District 4 were by car — and 35 percent of those car trips were solo trips. District 4 has continued to be largely car-centric despite robust Muni coverage, including two rail lines,a bus line that feeds into downtown, and multiple crosstown bus connections. As we think about how to increase sustainable transportation options, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and Supervisor Gordon Mar’s office are conducting a District 4 Mobility Study.
At a virtual town hall held by the SFCTA alongside Supervisor Mar’s office in June, they heard major concerns from residents that:
- Transit options are abundant, but they are unreliable and infrequent
- People walking, biking, or riding transit are often concerned for their safety
- Neighbors are tired of traffic congestion
These concerns keep neighbors in cars rather than on transit, foot, or bike. We need District 4 residents to share their thoughts so we can reimagine the neighborhood’s transportation networks to promote trips via walking, biking, and transit in the Outer Sunset and Parkside neighborhoods.
The survey is now live until the end of August and we need your help to spread the word. Once closed, the SFCTA and the District 4 office will work toward their final recommendations to determine what transportation projects to move forward in the district.
This is your opportunity to co-create the future of transportation in District 4, so fill out the survey today.