Neighborhood Transit Centers (NTCs)
An initiative between Sustainability 2030 and the Russian Hill Community Association (RHCA) focused on a land use-transportation innovation.
Restricted Work Group Access
The following information is publicly accessible. Click here for restricted access to work group documents and dialogue.
In summary (see documents' links listed below), it is necessary to maintain existing auto-service/parking uses located in San Francisco's mixed-use neighborhoods. If maintained, existing uses would evolve to meet the increasing demand for neighborhood-based, multi-modal and sustainable transportation services. Such options include car-share and bike share facilities and electric vehicle recharge stations that reduce vehicle ownership, VMT, and GHG emissions. Once the scarce neighborhood locations for the existing parking/automotive services uses are lost, this 21st century multi-modal transportation use option is lost forever.
Each center would serve its respective neighborhood with any or all of the following services: car-share and bike-share pick-up/drop-off services, off-street parking (monthly and short-term), electric vehicle recharging, para-transit pick-up/drop-off, and transit kiosk information (local and regional), all located typically near existing transit connections. These individual NTCs could be integrated into existing plans and networks of bike routes and pedestrian walks that maximize the aesthetic and historic values of the City, extending the reality of biking and walking as trip modes. Residents and tourists alike would conveniently be able to match trip type to appropriate trip mode, thereby realizing a true, transit-first, multi-modal transportation system.
The following documents provide more detail on the concept and the initiative.
- NTC Concept Summary
- NTC Ratonale
- Expert Meeting Presentation
- Prof. Kessler's Historic Garage Report
- MAP: 1920s-era Historic Garages (BatchGeo Google Map)
- Short KGO Interview