6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project - July 2020 Update
Thanks for your interest in the 6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project. The SFMTA remains committed to building a safer and more open environment for people living, working, shopping, and walking on the sidewalks of 6th Street between Market and Howard streets.
Project is out for bid!
We are happy to announce that the 6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project is out for bid. The open period for bids will end on August 19th, after which the city will evaluate and select a contractor to undertake the project.
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In May 2020, Mayor Breed released the Tenderloin Neighborhood Safety Assessment and Plan for COVID-19 -- a report of the current conditions in the Tenderloin and a block-by-block plan for addressing those challenges.
As a part of this work, SFMTA’s Tenderloin COVID-19 Emergency Streets program will be adding temporary walking space to Jones Street between O’Farrell Street to Golden Gate Avenue - allowing people to practice physical distancing for essential travel and services. This requires converting one car travel lane and parking lane to a pedestrian walking space. These changes are expected to happen in late July 2020.
Small Business Resources
Merchants and small businesses throughout the 6th Street area have access to a variety of resources offered by the City and County of San Francisco.
- Information on Small Business Loans and Grants
- Moving your business outside
- How to safely get back to business in the “new normal”
More information about these and opportunities such as deferring business taxes and licensing fees, accessing free COVID-19 testing for essential employees and resources for self-employed individuals can be found at oewd.org/covid19
The 6th Street project team continues to be available throughout this time. For project-related questions, please contact Shayda.Haghgoo@sfmta.com.
To get the most up to date information, please check our regularly updated webpage at SFMTA.com/COVID19.
Thank you for your support and your patience.
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We provide regular project updates on our website, which includes past monthly e-mail updates, to ensure interested members of the public can easily get up-to-speed on the project status.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to SFMTA with any questions, concerns, or recommendations on how the project team can move forward in a way that best supports the interests of the local community and the city of San Francisco generally.
Thanks for reading and looking forward to getting in touch with you again next month.