6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project Update - October 2020
6th Street Email Update – October 2020
Pedestrian safety on San Francisco streets and sidewalks continues to be in the news. Despite lower traffic volumes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Mayor’s emergency declaration to shelter in place, we have continued to see too many incidents and injuries. The 6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project, which is on the Vision Zero High Injury Network map, therefore remains a key priority of the SFMTA. While the agency is reviewing where and how to reduce expenditures as a result of the economic downturn, this project has been funded, and we expect construction to begin in early 2021.
Last month in mentioning the Skybridge on Stevenson project, we missed giving credit to the key project sponsor, the San Francisco Parks Alliance, whose mission is "to champion, transform and activate parks and public spaces throughout the city." They will continue to host events on Stevenson every Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. so there’s still time to check out this entertaining and supportive project!
Moving Forward on 6th Street
The San Francisco Department of Public Works is finalizing the contractor selection process for this high-priority project. Once that contractor is selected, we will be able to provide a general timeline for when work will be performed, so stay tuned!
The Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development is offering the following resources to help you and your employees, while keeping the entire community healthy and safe:
- Free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Business
- Operating Your Business During the Pandemic
- Downloadable Posters and Flyers
- Reopening Guidance for Restaurants
- Personal Care Services
- Indoor Retail
- Grocers, Farmers Markets, Pharmacies and Hardware Stores
- All Public Health Guidance
- Financial Support for COVID-19 Positive Workers
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.
SFMTA Updates: sfmta.com/coreservice
Citywide Updates: sf.gov/topics/coronavirus-covid-19