The Need for Action

US-101 is a key piece of the transportation network connecting communities in San Francisco, the Peninsula, and the South Bay. US-101 is one of the most economically important corridors in California, as well as a near neighbor to more than 640,000 residents. Several major infrastructure projects are underway to mitigate congestion in the corridor, but infrastructure investments alone will not solve congestions and its secondary impacts on communities. The US-101 Mobility Action Plan (MAP) Project Management Team is leading an effort to develop programs and policies to address the following problems:

US-101 is not moving as many people as it could

Travel time on US-101 is unpredictable

Worsening congestion reduces the number of jobs accessible in 30 minutes

US-101 causes public health burdens and mobility constraints for nearby communities

Congestion, unpredictability, and limited transit options present mobility challenges for all, but some groups are more vulnerable

  • Hourly-wage and shift-based workers who may lose a job or wages due to tardiness

  • Low-income households who spend a greater share of their income on transportation

  • Students with set class times who may miss key education opportunities

  • Parents and caregivers who may pay fees or risk children's safety for every minute they are late for pick-up

The US-101 Study Corridor
Mobility Action Plan Goals

The ideal US-101 corridor serves the region equitably
in service to three goals:

Offer reliable travel times for all people, regardless of how they travel

Prioritize high-capacity mobility options for all, such as buses and carpools

Foster healthy and sustainable communities along its right-of-way

Project Timeline

Spring 2019

Study the US-101 corridor to better understand travel patterns, policies, demographics, and transportation services available today. Define the project need and set the Project Vision and Goals.

Summer 2019

Launch the 101-MAP website and community survey. Gather input at pop-up events and public meetings. Review best practices and case studies. Develop a list of Mobility Action Concepts.

Fall 2019

Share what we heard from the community. Develop and implement a concept refinement process linked to the project vision and goals. Conduct interviews with community leaders working with the area’s most vulnerable communities.

Winter 2019-2020

Assess the feasibility of each action. Define a list of Equity Actions to be implemented in tandem with the Mobility Actions.

Spring 2020

Publicize the list of Mobility and Equity Actions. Set framework for 101-MAP Phase Two to work toward implementation.

The US-101 MAP is being developed in partnership with the following agencies: