Action-Oriented Strategies
What is an Action Plan?

An Action Plan is an implementation roadmap for a set of near-term programs and policies. Phase 1 of the US-101 Mobility Action Plan (MAP) will identify potential implementation partners, funding, and phasing approaches. Future phases of this work will set up implementation and ongoing management structures for ensuring action into the future.

What types of actions are being considered?

To increase the effectiveness of planned infrastructure investments, the US-101 MAP is considering programs and policies that create opportunities to move more people in the constrained US-101 corridor. These opportunities include new investments in and incentives associated with riding transit, carpooling and vanpooling, biking, and walking. By making it easier and more appealing to ride transit, share a ride, bike, or walk, these programs will help the 101-MAP to deliver on its goals of offering more reliable travel times, prioritizing high-capacity mobility options, and fostering healthy and sustainable communities.

The actions being considered in the 101-MAP could be implemented and managed by employers, city departments, transit or transportation agencies, transportation management associations (TMAs), or other community partners. Later phases of this project will involve implementation planning and identifying specific implementation partners.

Here's a sample list of the type of strategies the 101-MAP is considering:

  • Conduct education campaign about safer, more efficient driving habits.
  • Incentivize safer driving behavior through benefits or rebates to drivers who demonstrate responsible driving.
  • Support ongoing planning projects to ensure continuous express lane on US-101 from South San Jose to downtown San Francisco.
  • Improve real-time transit information available through 511 or mobile apps.
  • Create option for bulk transit pass program eligibility to include additional types of residential or employee populations (e.g., contractors, interns and temporary employees).
  • Create discounts or perks for transit users at high traffic locations or special events, such as “cut the line”.
  • Implement a “transportation credit” program that would provide toll credit for regular transit users, transit credit for regular toll lane users.
  • Explore opportunities for coordination/partnership on long-haul shuttle commute routes between employers, such as sharing/selling excess capacity on bus trips.
  • Improve transfers/synchronization of multiple transit providers in MAP study area.
  • Encourage employers to introduce a cash-out program that puts money and/or extra vacation time into paychecks for employees who carpool or use transit.
  • Strengthen/fund Safe Routes to School programs in neighboring communities.
  • Bring bike share systems to the Peninsula and other locations in the study area.
  • Support completion of Bay Trail bicycle facility north-south parallel to US-101.
  • Support expansion of vehicle trip caps for major employers or employment centers.
Will these actions make a difference?
See some examples in action.

Case studies demonstrate what happens when actions are put into practice, providing context for applying the same or similar ideas to US-101.

transit information
Create perks for transit use at event venues
Offer free toll credits or
transit passes
Create regional carpool matching for school trips
Strengthen Safe Routes to School programs
Develop regional marketing programs