City Announces Draft Transportation Plan for America's Cup
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today joined members of the Board of Supervisors, SFMTA and transit advocates to unveil the draft transportation plan to move up to 200,000 residents and visitors daily to the City’s waterfront for the 34th America’s Cup, promising the most transit, bicycle and pedestrian-friendly major sporting event in history. The draft of the “People Plan” is among the first planning documents required by March 31 in the Host and Venue Agreement between the City and the Event Authority for the 34th America’s Cup, along with initial plans for waste management, security and marketing. The early draft of the People Plan is the product of analysis by city and SFMTA staff, with early input from stakeholder groups. The draft People Plan announced today will also undergo significant and further revisions, following input from members of the public, advocates, city and agency staff, the environmental community and other stakeholders in the coming months. Final approval and consideration will occur following the completion of environmental review.
“We are moving rapidly to meet our commitments to host a spectacular 34th America’s Cup in 2013 and set a new standard for sustainable event-planning,” said Mayor Lee. “The America’s Cup is a unique opportunity to leverage our region’s transportation resources and our enthusiasm to deliver the most transit, bicycle and pedestrian-friendly international major sporting event in history for residents and visitors alike.” Read more.