Temporary Transbay Terminal Activation Updates

UPDATE 2 – 8.17.20

Voice your support for positive Temporary Transbay Terminal (TTT) site uses at the virtual TJPA Board of Directors meeting.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 18th at 9AM
WHERE: Watch live on SFGovTV: www.sfgovtv.org/tjpa. PUBLIC COMMENT CALL-IN: 1-855-282-6330 — Access Code: 126 058 4637
WHAT: Your advocacy is critical to seeing the TTT block activated with positive community uses. It will be several years before the block is fully developed, representing an opportunity to create community space, socially distanced food options, and more. Over 1,000 community members completed a survey expressing support for these types of activities.

Please contact Andrew Robinson (arobinson@theeastcut.org) if you have any questions or any technical difficulties accessing the TJPA Board meeting. 

Potential Talking Points for You:

  • The East Cut neighborhood does not have a Safe Street closed to vehicle traffic. These streets allow physically distanced pedestrian and cyclist activity. The TTT provides the same benefit without required traffic routing and enforcement.
  • Development on the TTT is at minimum 1.5 years out. There is a strong need for additional outdoor space given the current COVID-19 restrictions, and this space provides a large area for multiple activities, while allowing for proper physical distancing that can be strengthened over time.
  • Extensive community input gathered via a recent survey demonstrated strong support for interim uses on the site. Let’s put those in place as quickly as possible.
  • With The East Cut CBD as a programming partner, the site will be well-maintained and secure, whereas if the site goes unused, it will collect debris and weeds will grow leaving the site as a blight in the neighborhood.

Missed last week’s town hall about the temp terminal? You can access the recorded event here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Vo2uT_fLO64x6ibWETe-oFS5oxOEtzjA/view?usp=sharing.

UPDATE 1 – 8.14.20

The East Cut CBD, in partnership with District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney’s office, is advocating for temporary activation of the Temporary Transbay Terminal (TTT), located in the heart of The East Cut bounded by Main, Beale, Folsom, and Howard streets. Over 1,000 neighbors adjacent to the block completed our survey, demonstrating tremendous interest in transforming the now vacant lot into a community hub to support local restaurants, provide open space during COVID-19, and more. 
To make this reality happen, though, your voice will need to be heard at 9:00am at the Tuesday, August 18 TJPA Board of Directors Meeting. Please call in (1-855-282-6330 — Access Code: 126 058 4637) to make public comment and request that the TJPA cancel its agreement with the City for a Safe Sleeping Site on the block and prioritize the need to community-focused interim activation. 
Need inspiration? In 2018, The East Cut CBD worked with Street Plans NYC to look at programming precedents that could be implemented at the TTT. The following revisits those precedents and can help the community visualize some of the possibilities for this space. Be sure to click through all three precedents, and reach out to info@theeastcut.org with your own ideas!