The Need for Action
US-101 connects San Francisco, the Peninsula, and Silicon Valley. It is an important piece of the regional and local transportation network, serving as an essential link to support regional economic activity and access between communities. The purpose of the US-101 Mobility Action Plan (MAP) is to build on infrastructure and mobility improvements already planned and identify near-term policies, programs, and technological solutions that address unreliable access and mobility challenges on the corridor today. To do so, regional coordination across jurisdictional, county, and transit service area lines is needed. The MAP engaged with a broad set of decision makers to identify actions centered around non-infrastructure improvements to increase access, support the economy, and enable social mobility. These improvements will respond to five foundational problems:
US-101 is not moving as many people as it could
Travel time on US-101 is unpredictable
Worsening congestion reduces access to jobs
US-101 causes public health burdens and mobility constraints for nearby communities
Congestion, unpredictability, health, and limited transportation options present challenges for all — but low-income households, shift-based workers, and caregivers are more vulnerable
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
Prioritize high-capacity mobility options, such as buses and carpools
Foster healthy and sustainable communities
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.
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.
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-Spring 2020
Assess the feasibility of each action. Define a list of Equity Actions to be implemented in tandem with the Mobility Actions.
Finalize actions and define partner commitments for promoting and advancing the MAP actions.
The US-101 MAP was developed by a Project Management Team (PMT) comprised of:
The US-101 MAP was also guided by a Technical Advisory Committee and Stakeholder Advisory Group.