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.
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.