30 x 30 is a campaign by SF Transit Riders that aims to improve and increase rapid routes across the city. The 30 x 30 campaign supports our mission to make public transit work better for everyone.
Ridership increased 22% on Rapid Routes between 2015-2019, despite nationwide decline.
Rapid lines come at least every 10 minutes. With better and faster service, Rapid Routes attract more riders.
Rapid Routes mirror local bus lines but skip stops to save time.
Rapid Routes get transit priority like the use of red lanes and traffic signals that favor buses. This removes competition with cars, reducing collisions and traffic.
Better public transit means fewer cars on the roads. From one of our surveys, we found that 15% of new riders formerly drove cars.
Pedestrian deaths are at an all-time high in San Francisco. Improved Muni routes mean less incidents and safer streets.
Muni serves 26% of the trips in San Francisco, but contributes less than 1% of the greenhouse gas emissions.
How do we get there?
By building our voice as riders, making sure our neighbors, our communities, and our city leaders understand how important good transit is, we can get the frequent, fast, reliable service we need to make all neighborhoods truly accessible.
Public workshops & events
Through all of these discussions, we could identify which lines were most popular to prioritize first – the 29 Sunset topped the list.
The #1 bus stop improvement? Better signage – especially more and better NextMuni displays.
The 29 Sunset is a major route for students, commuters connecting to BART, and people connecting throughout the southern and western neighborhoods. It’s often slow, infrequent, unreliable, and overcrowded. It wasn’t on the list for improvements anytime soon, but our advocacy changed that.
We worked with Lowell High School students to get the SFMTA to focus on the issues with the 29 Sunset on the map, and in early 2020 SFMTA established a team to start planning improvements.
We’ve launched the Rapid Rider Alliance – including city leaders, community organizations, and everyday riders who believe in the vision of a network of frequent, fast service connecting every neighborhood in San Francisco with end-to-end service in 30 minutes by 2030!
Our supporters include:
Supervisor Gordon Mar
Supervisor Matt Haney
Youth Art Exchange
Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association
Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates
San Francisco Youth Commission
Peer Resources, Lowell High School
Plus 800 everyday riders, and counting – add your name!
We selected these routes based on our outreach. They were the ones that ridres were asking for improvements on the most.
We got SFMTA to move from saying improvements weren’t possible to establishing a team to start planning improvements, but there is no commitment to fully Rapid service. We will continue to do community outreach and organizing to advocate for the best 29 Sunset Rapid service possible.
The 16th Street improvement project will speed up the 22 Fillmore, but it doesn’t include a skip-stop Rapid service. SFMTA is providing free express buses to Chase Center events, but local riders and workers are stuck with regular service. Let’s make a 22 Fillmore Rapid to serve riders from 3rd Street up past Geary Blvd.
Since its launch 12 years ago, the T third has never lived up to the promise for fast transit from Visitacion Valley to downtown. The signal timing that should have allowed the train to travel smoothly through the area never worked right. It’s time to fix the complex intersections and bottlenecks so the T Third train can finally live up to its promise and its investment.
Do you have a route you think should be Rapid? Do you have thoughts on what the Rapid Rider Network should look like?
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