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San Francisco Bicycle Plan EIR San Francisco, CA

The San Francisco Bicycle Master Plan is an ambitious endeavor combining miles of new bicycle infrastructure with extensive programmatic and design improvements (including several projects in and around Golden Gate Park), all to be implemented by 2025.

CHS Consulting Group was responsible for the analysis of the impacts on transit, pedestrians, and goods movement for both project-specific and programmatic elements of the Plan.

For the impact analysis, CHS developed a new methodology to estimate transit delays. CHS also created a method to qualitatively discuss types of conflict by identifying a typology of conflicts between bicyclists and traffic turning movements, pedestrian crossings, transit stops, and vehicle parking maneuvers. CHS also assessed the advantages of back-in/head-out angle parking for vehicles over the more traditional head-in/back-out angle parking.

The typology that CHS created for categorizing conflicts between bicycles and other modes of transit provides the City with a valuable new tool for assessing transit impacts. The San Francisco Planning Department certified the EIR on June 25, 2009, and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has begun implementing the Plan.

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