6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project Update - November 2020
November 2020 Update
What makes for a “livable street”? San Francisco offers a wide variety of neighborhoods from steep hills to flatlands, high rises, single homes, shopping districts and more. What makes any of these streets livable is the degree to which everyone –residents, businesses and visitors—feels welcome and safe either on foot or by car, bicycle, or other type of mobility device.
The goal of the 6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project is to bring livable street infrastructure like wider sidewalks, additional crosswalks, and improved lighting that are key to ensuring everyone’s safety and comfort. Foremost in our planning process has been creating a design to assist people and businesses already on the corridor and making a home there.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many SFMTA projects have seen delays or postponements, but the changes to 6th Street remain a key priority and construction will soon begin. Particularly for local merchants that have struggled in recent months, we want to ensure that the construction phase preserves access to businesses, residents and everyone on the corridor.
As such, we want to share with you a new grant program for non-profits which Mayor London Breed announced just this week. These grants will support critical programs including affordable housing and safety-net services for low-income residents. To read the press release and learn about how to apply for grants, please visit this link.
The 6th Street project team will continue to be available throughout this time. For project-related questions, please contact Shayda.Haghgoo@sfmta.com.
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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.