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6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project - September 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 12:01am

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 Pedestrian Safety Zone

New No Left Turn onto Mission

New No Left Turn

 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 Loading Zone

New Market Street crossing guideline

Market Street

 Specific changes by block can be viewed here.

 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.

Stay Updated

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.