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Geary Boulevard Improvement Project proposals (updated summer 2023)

Update: The Geary Boulevard Improvement Project, including the complete Quick-Build component, was unanimously approved by the SFMTA Board at the August 15 meeting.

In 2021 and 2022 we asked neighbors what their priorities are for the Geary Boulevard Improvement Project. Thanks to input from hundreds of community members over two rounds of outreach, we have used this feedback to draft the detailed project design that will go to the SFMTA Board of Directors for approval in 2023. The final proposal includes:

  • Installing transit lanes between 28th and 15th avenues. To make room, angled parking on Geary would be converted to parallel parking.
  • Relocating 10 bus stops and removing two closely-spaced stops to improve transit performance.
  • Traffic signal upgrades, new bus bulb-outs and lengthening bus zones that are too short to accommodate two buses.
  • Safety improvements, including pedestrian bulb-outs, daylighting, expanded median refuges and left-turn restrictions at key intersections.
  • Curb space changes to accommodate merchant loading needs.
  • New bus bulb-outs, right-turn restrictions and raised crosswalks on Geary at 14th Avenue and Funston

To help offset the loss of parking along Geary Boulevard, we are proposing to increase parking spaces on some cross streets by converting some parallel parking to angled parking. See the complete list of where parking is proposed to be added or removed.

Detailed block-by-block project drawings

Accessible text version of Geary Boulevard Improvement Project proposals
 


Overview maps of proposed transit and safety improvements

 

Map showing existing and proposed transit lanes on Geary Boulevard:  •	Existing side-running transit lanes are shown from 33rd Avenue to 28th Avenue, and from 15th Avenue to east of Stanyan.  •	New side-running transit lanes are being proposed between 28th Avenue and 15th Avenue.
Map showing proposed new transit lanes. Download a PDF version.

 

Map showing proposed bus stop relocations/removals:  •	At Geary and 25th Avenue, the inbound Rapid bus stop is proposed to be relocated from the near side to the far side of the intersection. The outbound Rapid bus stop relocation is now proposed to be dropped.  •	At Geary and 23rd Avenue inbound, the local stop is proposed to be relocated from the near side to the far side of the intersection.  •	At Geary and 22nd Avenue outbound, the local stop is proposed to be relocated from the near side to the far side of the intersection. •	At Geary and 20th Avenue, both the inbound and outbound Rapid bus stops are proposed to be relocated from the near side to the far side of the intersection. •	At Geary and 17th Avenue, the inbound bus stop is proposed to be relocated from the near side to the far side of the intersection. The outbound bus stop relocation is now proposed to be dropped. •	At Geary and Park Presidio inbound, the Rapid stop is proposed to be relocated from the near side to the far side of the intersection. •	At Geary and 12th Avenue, both the inbound and outbound local bus stops are proposed to be removed. •	At Geary and 6th Avenue, both inbound and outbound Rapid bus stops are proposed to be relocated from the near side to the far side of the intersection. •	At Geary and 3rd Avenue, the outbound local stop is proposed to be relocated from the near side to the far side of the intersection.
Map showing proposed bus stop changes. Download a PDF version.

 

Map showing proposed new bulb-outs on Geary Boulevard. •	New bus bulb-outs (sidewalk extensions at bus stops) are proposed at 25th, 20th, Park Presidio, 6th Avenue and Arguello.  •	New pedestrian bulb-outs (sidewalk extensions at intersection corners) are proposed at 30th, 29th, 28th, 27th, 25th, 22nd, 12th, 11th, 6th, 4th and 3rd avenues.
Map showing proposed bus and pedestrian bulbs (note that bus bulbs also provide the same benefits as pedestrian bulbs since they are installed at intersections). Download a PDF version.

 

Map showing proposed new left turn restrictions from Geary at: 33rd Avenue northbound, 27th Avenue northbound, 26th Avenue southbound, 23rd Avenue southbound, 22nd Avenue northbound, 19th Avenue southbound, 18th Avenue northbound, 12th Avenue southbound, 11th Avenue northbound, 8th Avenue northbound, and 4th Avenue southbound. •	New right turn restrictions from Geary are proposed at 14th Avenue northbound and Funston Avenue southbound.
Map showing proposed vehicle turn restrictions to improve safety. Download a PDF version.

 

Map showing proposed cross streets where additional parking could be added by converting parallel parking to angled parking. 17th Ave, south of Geary (one-sixth of block). 19th Ave, south of Geary (one-sixth of block). 21st Ave, south of Geary (one-sixth of block). 23rd Ave, north of Geary (one-third of block). 24th Ave, north of Geary (one-third of block). 26th Ave, north of Geary (one-sixth of block). 28th Ave, south of Geary (one-sixth of block). 29th Ave, north of Geary (whole block).

Map showing proposed cross streets where additional parking would be added by converting parallel parking to angled parking. 14th and Funston avenue locations are proposed for angled parking but would not create a net addition in parking.