6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project - September 2019
Thanks for your interest in the 6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project. This message provides an update on the progress we have made over the past month.
Quick-Build Is Here!
As you may have noticed, our quick-build improvements began to take shape along 6th Street on September 9th, which immediately create a safer environment for pedestrians.
New Pedestrian Safety Zone
New No Left Turn onto Mission
Changes implemented on 6th Street between Market and Howard streets include:
- Installing painted safety zones and removing parking spaces at intersections from Market to Howard streets
- Reducing 6th Street by one travel lane in the southbound direction
- Restricting left turns from 6th Street onto Mission Street and allowing left turns from 6th Street onto Howard Street at all times
New loading zone
New Market Street crossing guideline
Construction and Anticipated Impact
The 6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project will require work both at street level and below ground. Excavation in San Francisco involves careful coordination with utility companies, property owners, traffic engineers, and construction crews. Construction planning also must take into account that there are often unrecorded infrastructure elements underground which need to be moved or removed.
When construction begins in the spring, we will ensure that access to businesses, residences, and offices is maintained, while also keeping travel lanes on the street open. When completed, 6th Street will see new signals at intersections, wider sidewalks, and reconfigured parking and loading zones that make the corridor safer and more inviting for all.
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, we look forward to getting in touch with you again next month.