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California, US

Caltrain Access & Bay Trail Gap Closure Project

Engineering and construction solutions for safer travel in South San Francisco

Challenge – Limited Access for Cyclists and Pedestrians to Public Transit

In response to The San Francisco Bay Trail Project Gap Analysis Study conducted by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments, The Bay Trail Gap Closure Implementation Plan (BTGCIP) proposed to increase transportation connectivity along the Bay Trail for cyclists and pedestrians to public transit.

With impacted project areas extending from the new South San Francisco Caltrain station to East Grand Avenue & Gateway Boulevard and East Grand Avenue & Forbes Boulevard/Harbor Way the City of South San Francisco awarded project funding to augment the project’s construction and engineering phases.

In addition to the challenge and goal of transportation connectivity a variety of project factors such as: limited right-of-way, environmental barriers, conflicts with existing utilities and other structures, and/or boundaries that require interjurisdictional coordination this project presented significant challenges.

Solution – Bridging the Gap, Making Improvements to Improve Quality of Life

TRC led the project’s construction management to facilitate the implementation of the planned improvements. Our team played a crucial role in overseeing and coordinating all construction activities involved to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists. Our Construction Management expertise ensured that the project proceeded safely and smoothly, adhering to timelines, budget constraints and quality standards.

The reconstruction of the intersection at East Grand Avenue and Grand Avenue required removing the “slip lane” that allows unrestricted right turns at the southeast corner, implementing clearer pavement markings and reducing the distance pedestrians need to cross East Grand Avenue.

Additionally, the eastbound section of East Grand Avenue, starting from the intersection with Grand Avenue, underwent enhancements to accommodate buffered Class II bike lanes. These bike lanes feature plastic channelizers and green lane transition markings in both directions, extending all the way through the East Grand Avenue & Harbor Way/Forbes Avenue intersection.

Result – Better Transportation Access For All

The successful completion of the project significantly improved transportation access for all. Pedestrians and bicyclists can now enjoy safer and more convenient travel in South San Francisco. This access to sustainable and active modes of transportation will contribute to the improved quality of life for the City of South San Francisco.

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