Improving the 27 Bryant

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

27 Bryant picking people up

The 27 Bryant Transit Reliability Project aims to improve the reliability of the 27 Bryant and to enhance traffic safety for people walking along its route. The scope of the project focuses on the route north of Market Street where the 27 Bryant experiences the most delay and slowest travel times. The project applies principles of the Muni Service Equity Strategy, a neighborhood-based approach to improve transit routes most critical to households with low incomes and people of color.

Proposed Bus Stop Changes

North of Market the 27 Bryant currently stops on almost every block. To improve reliability and reduce delays, we are proposing the stop changes/removals shown on the map. The 27 Bryant Project proposal maintains 75% of stops (with 9 bus stop removals).

Proposed Route Adjustment

The proposed route adjustment, changing the route to run on Eddy instead of O’Farrell Street. This reduces the number of turns the bus has to make going towards Market, improving safety for transit operations.

Proposed stop changes
27 Bryant Map Legend

Proposed Improvements

  • Bus stop changes - Spacing some stops a little further apart reduces delays and improves reliability, with some stop removals adding back parking spaces. Extending the length of bus zones, which may involve the removal of curbside parking, improves safety and accessibility.
  • Pedestrian bulbs - By shortening crossing distances and increasing visibility of pedestrians, corner sidewalk extensions increase safety for people walking. Some curbside parking is removed.
  • Pedestrian signal and crosswalk upgrades - Upgrading pedestrian signals give people walking a head start crossing the street. High-visibility crosswalks make pedestrians more visible to drivers.
  • Transit bulbs - Widening sidewalks at bus stops provide more room for walking and waiting for the bus. They allow the bus to pull closer to the curb, making boarding easier for those with disabilities and quicker for everyone.

SFMTA Board Review

The project proposal was developed with input from over 500 diverse stakeholders in the Tenderloin, Nob Hill, SoMa and the Mission neighborhoods.

The project will be presented to the SFMTA Board of Directors for approval on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. If you would like to comment on the proposed changes, you may attend the SFMTA Board Meeting or file your comments in writing before the hearing.

  • Attend the SFMTA Board Meeting on April 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.,  Room 400 City Hall, San Francisco. (Note that the actual time the item will be heard may be considerably later than 1:00 p.m.)
  • Email comment to: with subject line “27 Bryant Transit Reliability Project”. (Submit comments before the hearing.)
  • Mail comment to: Board of Directors, One South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417. (Submit comments before the hearing.)

Learn more about the 27 Bryant Transit Reliability Project at