Transportation Planning

California Pacific Medical Center/Smith Group JJR

California Pacific Medical Center Institutional Master Plan



California Pacific Medical Center Institutional Master Plan
San Francisco, CA

Project Overview

The California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) initiated a master plan for each of its existing four campuses in San Francisco and a new fifth campus on Cathedral Hill. CHS has been CPMC’s transportation consultant since 2000.

CHS Role

For the Institutional Master Plan, CHS worked with the project architectural team and project sponsor on the assessment of site access issues, opportunities, and constraints for the Pacific, California, Davies, St Luke’s, and new Cathedral Hill campuses. CHS also prepared detailed analyses that included employee, visitor, and patient travel behavior surveys; truck loading deliveries for the four existing campuses and forecasts for the future Cathedral Hill campus; micro-simulation modeling for the four existing sites and ingress/egress for the Cathedral Hill campus; and parking and loading needs and ingress/egress design.

For Existing Operations, CHS provided an assessment of the existing transportation deficiencies and developed potential operational improvements that would improve passenger pick-up and drop-off activities, loading, parking, and shuttle bus operations.

For the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program, CHS conducted employee, patient, and visitor parking surveys and, based on survey results, prepared an aggressive TDM program for each campus. At the request of the San Francisco Planning Department, CPMC hired another transportation consulting firm to conduct a peer review of the proposed  TDM program for the Davies campus and concluded that the CHS proposed TDM program was reasonable and effective. CHS also worked with CPMC staff in planning for TDM implementation.