A route to connect Church Street Station with the CalTrain Station at 4th and
The Duboce/13th/Division corridor is not cohesively served by transit for east/west travel yet has seen substantial new commercial development that has replaced formerly industrial uses. Commerical developments tend to rely on private autos to deliver customers. Lack of transit combined with reliance on autos makes that corridor even more difficult for pedestrians and cyclists. Transit service with multimodal connections along the corridor would facilitate shopping without an auto.
New housing at Showplace Square is underserved by transit, especially to points west.
Access to CalTrain from the west side of San Francisco is contorted. Even after the Transbay Terminal is completed, it would be more efficient for westsiders to cut through SoMA to catch the train at 4th than to travel downtown.
As the City moves towards tearing down US-101 from Octavia Boulevard towards a touchdown at Bryant, we should plan for augmenting transit services to this changing district.
The preponderance of transit service throughout this corridor is north/south. The proposed line would leverage that to provide transfers with some fifteen existing MUNI lines and CalTrain.
The line connects many shopping and service destinations as well as many employment centers to existing transit lines.
The line should not be combined with the 10 Townsend, as this line should have a reasonable intensity of service using smaller coaches. Perhaps 4 small vehicles could service this line with headways of five minutes.