College - Author 1
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Department - Author 1
City and Regional Planning Department
Degree Name - Author 1
BS in City and Regional Planning
Cornelius Nuworsoo, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, City and Regional Planning Department
San Francisco’s Outer Mission and Excelsior districts host a vibrant community of small business owners and residents from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. The neighborhood is known for its diversity and sense of community. However, lack of adequate infrastructure and high-speed roadways has created great safety concerns within the community. In the last five years, the Excelsior/Outer Mission area had 828 collisions, nine of which were fatal (Transbase, n.d.). San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has identified nearly 14 miles of streets in the project area that are on the City’s high injury network, meaning collisions there are highly concentrated (Vision Zero, 2020).
These high numbers illustrate the need for better street design to protect the lives of pedestrians and bicyclists in the area. This project addresses these concerns and investigates how to create a street system that allows all modes of transportation to travel safely. This guide recommends safety improvements for the wide variety of street types within the project area with the goal of increasing walking and biking throughout the area.