6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project Update - June/July 2020
6th Street Update – June/July 2020
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. Despite uncertainties brought about as a result of the current health crisis, 6th Street continues to be on the list of high-priority projects we plan to implement as soon as conditions permit.
San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area counties are slowly entering the next phases of reopening, according to the shelter in place guidelines for combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. This means more people outdoors, and more vehicles on the street, which has long been a concern for the 6th Street corridor.
As the City of San Francisco is developing a process for ensuring health, safety, and economic recovery, the ability to move people and goods efficiently is paramount.
One key measure of health and safety is to ensure that our streets and sidewalks are clear of litter and hazards. As a result, the SFMTA resumed enforcement for parking violations related to street sweeping beginning on Monday, June 15.
As more people return to work and continue to run essential errands, the SFMTA is also increasing transit operations to provide more buses, and eventually rail service. To keep these vehicles from getting caught in gridlocked traffic, SFMTA is creating temporary emergency transit-only lanes, including on nearby 7th and 8th streets.
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.