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Virtual Public Hearing: 1 California Transit Lanes and Additional Parking

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Feb 13-26
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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is holding a virtual public hearing via this website starting on Monday, February 13, 2023, at 9 a.m. through Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 11 p.m. The purpose of the virtual public hearing is to get public feedback on the below proposals.

In 2022, the project was approved to become permanent by the SFMTA Board of Directors, except for Clay Street between Stockton Street and Grant Avenue, where afternoon transit lane hours remain in effect on a temporary basis. Evaluation has shown that bus travel times on this block are about 7% quicker today with the transit lane in place, even while traffic has been increasing citywide. To ensure a more continuous, predictable travel experience for bus riders, the SFMTA recommends making the afternoon transit lane hours here permanent.

In response to feedback we have heard about parking loss, we are also proposing to restore afternoon parking on the south side of two blocks of Sacramento between Mason and Stockton streets, which is currently a towaway zone from 4-6 p.m. This would make about 30 additional residential permit parking spaces available during these hours. It would not affect the transit lanes, which are on the north side of Sacramento Street.

Learn more about 1 California transit lanes at the project webpage.

Map showing proposed street changes. On Clay from Stockton to Grant, propose to make afternoon transit lane hours permanent. No change to parking. On Sacramento between Mason and Stockton, propose to remove afternoon towaway. Adds 30 RPP spaces from 4-6pm.

Parking and Traffic Legislation Proposals

Amending Transportation Code Division II, Section 601 and 602 to designate transit-only area from 3pm to 6pm, Monday through Friday on Clay Street, eastbound, from Stockton Street to Grant Street; and approving related parking and traffic modifications.

  1. ESTABLISH – BUS AND TAXI ONLY LANE, 3PM TO 6PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY – Clay Street, eastbound, from Stockton Street to Grant Avenue
  2. RESCIND – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4PM TO 6PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY – Sacramento Street, south side, from Stockton Street to Mason street

How to Provide Public Comment

Public feedback about this proposal can be shared in the following ways:

  • Send an email to with the subject line “1 California Transit Lanes Hearing.”
  • Leave a voicemail at 415.646.2350. You will have two minutes to provide comments.  
  • By US Mail to: Amy Fowler, SFMTA / One South Van Ness 3rd Floor, San Francisco CA 94103 (must be postmarked by Friday, February 24)

About this Virtual Engineering Public Hearing and Next Steps: 

  • No decision will be made about the proposals while the Virtual Engineering public hearing is live. 
  • All correspondence will be reviewed by project staff and will be entered into the public record. 
  • Comments will be considered by the SFMTA Board of Directors at a future meeting before a decision is made.