6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project Update - September 2020
6th Street Email Update – September 2020
Six months after the Mayor called for an emergency shelter in place order, new and creative ways are emerging in San Francisco city neighborhoods that provide for residents, workers and shoppers to utilize streets and sidewalks. With construction start planned for this winter, the 6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project is focused on ensuring that the corridor remains lively and reflects a commitment to those who have made this area their home.
During the pandemic, the City’s focus is on promoting social distancing while still allowing for more access to the outdoors in urban areas, particularly through novel ideas like the Shared Spaces and Slow Streets programs.
One exciting new project on the 6th Street corridor is Skybridge on Stevenson, involving San Francisco Parks Alliance, the Office of Employment and Workforce Development, the Transgender and Filipino cultural districts, and several local businesses and property owners. The kick-off events in September --with social distancing and safety protocols in place-- provided food and entertainment for local residents that made the experience vibrant and exciting. More events are planned for October!
Moving Forward on 6th Street
The bidding process for selecting a contractor to perform the work needed on the 6th Street project is nearing completion. In addition, the SFMTA has continued work on the construction design and mitigation phases for 6th Street during the COVID-19 health emergency, and we have reaffirmed the importance of this particular project even as we are evaluating priorities city-wide in terms of reduced resources and capacity.
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 this 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.
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Citywide Updates: sf.gov/topics/coronavirus-covid-19