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cost changes. Mixing zones and two-stage turn boxes are also used
along the street.

The Delivery
Rather than accepting a typical multi-year planning, design, and
construction schedule, these three projects were delivered in less
than 10 months using a range of strategies.

Identifying Processes that can be Overlapped

A significant effort was made at the beginning of the project to
lay a solid foundation for various processes. This meant creating
a Project Charter with roles and responsibilities, along with other
key project details, clearly spelled out and signed off on by all
pertinent staff. Accurate surveys of the project areas were taken
and double-checked to prevent errors later. CAD drawing templates
were created that clearly showed existing versus proposed designs
to make designing, outreach, and review much easier. Tasks like
these took a bit of time upfront, but it was time well invested as it
simplified processes and prevented miss-steps later down the line.
Establishing a project charter was key in this step. Just as one
would not put five players on a basketball court without assigning
positions, identifying their responsibilities, or having any plays
in mind and expect much success, all players on the project team
should know their roles and responsibilities from the start so that
no tasks fall through the cracks or are replicated by more than
one person.

Supporting Policies and Directives
San Francisco has a number of policies of various ages supporting
the work that took place. They include a long-standing "Transit
First" policy that prioritizes transit, pedestrian, and bicycle
elements over the accommodation of single occupant vehicles; a
Vision Zero policy signed off by key city agencies to work toward
a goal of zero traffic fatalities by 2024; and an Executive Directive
by the Mayor spelling out near term deliverables and timelines for
agencies like the SFMTA to complete street safety improvements.
Not all cities or jurisdictions have these policies, but they are
helpful in creating dialogue about street safety or modal goals,
establishing a road map for city agencies, and giving decision-makers some guidance and cover for those inevitable situations where
trade-offs must be weighed.

Alan Uy, SFMTA

Instead of taking a linear or purely sequential approach with
planning, design, outreach, environmental review, legislative,
funding, and other processes, a very concerted effort was made
to overlap them as much as feasible to improve the overall
delivery schedule.
For instance, rather than fully designing transit boarding
islands proposed for the project then requesting a review of utilities
affected by the proposed islands, a 10-percent design of the islands
were reviewed for utility impacts so that the islands could move
forward with design while the investigation of utilities took place.
This overlap saved the project 1-2 months of time. It helped that the
island design was relatively low cost and could easily be removed if
there was a future utility project underneath the island, something
that will be discussed in the Impermanence of Design section.

Strong Foundation to Start Work

Other processes that were overlapped were review of the design
by various stakeholders, both internal and external to the San
Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). Developing
a project is often an iterative process, requiring more than one
round of input and redesign. When such an iterative process is
anticipated, it can be more effective to share a draft design with all
affected stakeholders in a similar timeframe so that an update of the
draft design can reflect a wider range of input. This can easily save
many months of design and discussion.
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Mike Sallaberry, SFMTA

Figure 3. In-house crews constructing a transit boarding island.

Figure 4. Mixing zone where right turns are allowed.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ITE Journal February 2018

President’s Message
Director’s Message
People in the Profession
News
Op/Ed: Why the Uptick in Toll Roads?
Op/Ed: The P3 Paradox
Where in the World?
Calendar
2018 ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Kicks Off
Technical Programs Division Spotlight
Member to Member: Gary F. Duncan
Member to Member: Kate Whitfield, P.Eng., MCIP, RPP
New Products
Industry News
Breaking Barriers to Bike Share: Lessons on Bike Share Equity
The Value of Vanpooling as a Strategic, Cost-effective, and Sustainable Transportation Option
Delivering Impactful Projects Quickly and Effectively
Trip and Parking Generation for Shopping Centers in Jordan
Professional Services Directory
ITE Journal February 2018 - 1
ITE Journal February 2018 - 2
ITE Journal February 2018 - 3
ITE Journal February 2018 - President’s Message
ITE Journal February 2018 - 5
ITE Journal February 2018 - Director’s Message
ITE Journal February 2018 - 7
ITE Journal February 2018 - People in the Profession
ITE Journal February 2018 - 9
ITE Journal February 2018 - News
ITE Journal February 2018 - 11
ITE Journal February 2018 - 12
ITE Journal February 2018 - 13
ITE Journal February 2018 - Op/Ed: Why the Uptick in Toll Roads?
ITE Journal February 2018 - 15
ITE Journal February 2018 - Op/Ed: The P3 Paradox
ITE Journal February 2018 - 17
ITE Journal February 2018 - 18
ITE Journal February 2018 - 19
ITE Journal February 2018 - Calendar
ITE Journal February 2018 - 21
ITE Journal February 2018 - 2018 ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Kicks Off
ITE Journal February 2018 - Technical Programs Division Spotlight
ITE Journal February 2018 - Member to Member: Gary F. Duncan
ITE Journal February 2018 - 25
ITE Journal February 2018 - Member to Member: Kate Whitfield, P.Eng., MCIP, RPP
ITE Journal February 2018 - 27
ITE Journal February 2018 - Industry News
ITE Journal February 2018 - 29
ITE Journal February 2018 - 30
ITE Journal February 2018 - Breaking Barriers to Bike Share: Lessons on Bike Share Equity
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ITE Journal February 2018 - 34
ITE Journal February 2018 - 35
ITE Journal February 2018 - The Value of Vanpooling as a Strategic, Cost-effective, and Sustainable Transportation Option
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ITE Journal February 2018 - 39
ITE Journal February 2018 - Delivering Impactful Projects Quickly and Effectively
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ITE Journal February 2018 - Trip and Parking Generation for Shopping Centers in Jordan
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ITE Journal February 2018 - Professional Services Directory
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