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Project Update - April 2020

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Thank you for your interest in Safer Taylor Street

During the shelter-in-place mandate resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we at the SFMTA are undertaking a variety of programs to keep San Francisco moving safely for those essential trips which must be made.

For seniors and people with disabilities, we created the Essential Trip Card, which allows for 2-3 subsidized round trips by taxi per month for essential needs.

To keep the bus network viable in the face of dramatic personnel shortages, we have implemented the Core Service Plan which keeps vital links open using the fewest possible routes to reach the largest percentage of residents.

And for those areas which are impacted by loss of Muni service, we are starting the Slow Streets pilot program which limits through traffic on certain residential streets and allows them to be used as a shared space for foot and bicycle traffic, and for queuing at grocery stores.

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected businesses of all types and sizes. The City and County of San Francisco have pledged to help businesses recover from this difficult time, as well as to assist employees who have found themselves out of work or working reduced hours. The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) has created a one-stop resource for both employers and employees, which can be found at

In addition, the Mayor will be holding a webinar for small businesses on Monday, April 27th at 3 p.m. (see below for details).

Of course, SFMTA staff are continuing work on the construction design and mitigation phases for the Safer Taylor project to ensure that we minimize disruption as much as possible.

The Safer Taylor project team will continue to be available throughout this time. For project-related questions, please contact Jenn Chan at

Stay Updated 

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. 

Thank you for your support and your patience. We hope that you are safe and well.

SFMTA Updates: 

Citywide Updates: 

Join Mayor London N. Breed for a SMALL BUSINESS WEBINAR

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Small businesses are facing significant impacts during the coronavirus pandemic. Join Mayor London Breed and members of San Francisco’s small business community for a webinar to discuss the City’s response to COVID-19.

Get updates and information on small business support, the latest regarding the Stay Home Public Health Order, and the City’s Economic Recovery Task Force.

Panelists include:

  • Cynthia Huie, Small Business Commissioner
  • Rodney Fong, President & CEO, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
  • Joaquín Torres, Director, Office of Economic and Workforce Development

RSVP for the webinar and submit your questions for Mayor Breed and the panelists ahead of time by filling out the form in the link below.

Join Webinar