|The extension would connect Fisherman's Wharf with The Marina District via an existing One-way tunnel, starting at Van Ness Avenue, that lies underneath Fort Mason|
The Marina District has overgone many changes recently. The restoration of the bay shore near Chrissy Field to a tidal marsh and the reconfigured Doyle Drive project which will open The Presidio to the Bay, have reinvigorated the entire atmosphere of the neighborhood. Unfortunately, due to the substandard soils that underpin The Marina and resistance to development by locals, population densities remain low.
|Sea of parking lots at proposed western terminus|
Although the Fort Mason Center houses many culturally and historically significant uses, the area adjacent to the future western terminus of the F-train is littered with endless parking lots, outdated and oddly designed bicycle facilities, and a confusing pedestrian layout. Extension of the F-train to this transit-starved neighborhood will give District 2 leaders a fresh opportunity for transit-oriented development (TOD), and is a critical step in making The Marina District a model for sustainable urban redevelopment.