55 Phelan Avenue, Multi-Use Building on the first floor, Room 140.
The Balboa Park BART/Muni Station is one of the busiest intermodal transit facilities in the region. As the major hub for the southern part of San Francisco, the station serves more than 24,000 passengers daily with its four BART lines, multiple major local bus routes, and three light rail transit (LRT) lines. But access to the station, particularly for non-auto modes, is complicated by tightly squeezed station functions and its location adjacent to the I-280 Geneva-Ocean Avenue interchange system, whose multiple on- and off-ramps deliver heavy auto traffic to the station and its surrounding neighborhoods, causing multimodal conflicts with transit and pedestrians.
This Circulation Study focuses on potential modifications to the Balboa Park Station and adjacent I-280 interchanges at Geneva Avenue and Ocean Avenue. The main goals of the Study are to:
- Reduce multimodal conflicts (vehicles, transit, pedestrians) at the I-280 freeway ramps while not substantially degrading vehicle operations in the area, including the I-280 freeway mainline.
- Provide safe, accessible, and convenient connections for pedestrians, bicycle, and intermodal travelers.
- Develop cost-effective solutions that support the community values and goals, without substantial construction-related impacts, that can be implemented in 2–10 years.
A Balboa Park Community Advisory Committee (BPCAC), whose membership and bi-monthly meetings are open to the public, monitors progress and provides input on the multiple station-related improvements currently under development. The BPCAC also provides input on this Study’s work to develop the next generation of capital improvements in the station area. The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) is also conducting additional outreach, including public meetings, to seek wider input throughout the study.
On September 30, 2013 the SFCTA hosted the first of two community meetings for the Study. Meeting attendees were briefed on the existing conditions assessment and then invited to participate in working group discussions of the three conceptual alternatives developed in the initial study phase. In addition to providing feedback during the working groups, participants completed comment cards.
Community Meeting and CAC
The next scheduled BPCAC meeting is being held in conjunction with a community meeting on Thursday, January 30, 2014, 5:30–8:30 PM at the City College Multi-use Building, 55 Phelan Ave., Room 140. [map]
For more information, please see the attached flyer: Jan 2013 BPCAC Agenda