New Transit Improvements Planned for Mission Bay

San Francisco is banking on nearly $40 million in transit improvements to help usher in a proposed Warriors arena in Mission Bay, a plan The City is confident will mitigate the impacts of adding thousands of visitors to the neighborhood at a given time.But opponents who argue the arena will create detrimental traffic congestion and permanently scar the neighborhood are nonetheless ready to take their battle to the courtroom or potentially the ballot box to prevent construction of the waterfront arena.The draft environmental impact review for the arena, released Friday by city planners, outlines the potential results of adding an 18,064-seat arena and office, retail, parking and open space on about 11 acres of waterfront land at Third and 16th streets, across from UC San Francisco’s new hospitals and research centers.

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