FINAL UPDATE: Incident train has been removed from service for repair. IB #JChurch service is resuming. Some residual svc gaps are likely as line svc is balanced out & due to the removed train. (More: 19 in last 48 hours)

New Proposals for Improved Safety at West Portal – Take the Survey by Sunday, April 28

The West Portal Station Safety and Community Space Improvements Project is a new effort to respond to Mayor London Breed and District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar's request to improve safety near West Portal Station. 

 “West Portal is one of the most travelled and cherished neighborhoods in San Francisco. Its station should exemplify the name: a portal to the westside. But our current station is in dire need of improvements to make it safer for people going to work, school, and frequenting our small businesses. My office is working closely with the SFMTA and the Mayor’s Office to be bold and swift with the necessary improvements at West Portal Station Project." - District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar 

We have heard from community members who have long felt this unusual intersection and the surrounding area is confusing and in need of improvement.  People traveling by all modes- driving, walking, biking – note that it feels confusing and, at times, chaotic, as they navigate Muni trains and buses, commercial traffic, and other drivers in a wide intersection. 

View the proposal designs.

Please share your feedback on these proposals through our survey by Sunday, April 28. 

You can also view these designs and share feedback in-person at on-street pop-ups:

  • Monday, April 22 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. - West Portal Avenue and Vicente Street (outside Starbucks). Cantonese interpretation will be provided. 
  • Tuesday, April 23 8 – 9:30 a.m.  at West Portal Station (northwest corner of West Portal Avenue and Ulloa Street) Cantonese and Spanish interpretation will be provided. 
  • Wednesday, April 24 4 – 5:45 p.m. outside the West Portal Branch Library (190 Lenox Way) Cantonese interpretation will be provided. 

Following this outreach, the project will review feedback and consider changes to the proposal. Once we finalize the design, we will bring the proposal to the SFMTA Board for a public hearing and to consider for approval. 

You can also share your feedback and questions on this project to WestPortalProject@SFMTA.com or 415.646.2410. Subscribe to project updates to the stay in the loop on project next steps.