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Twin Peaks Figure 8 Pilot Construction

The top of Twin Peaks is about to get a lot more spectacular! 

On Wednesday, July 13, a portion of the “figure 8” roadway loop will become a car-free area for people gazing, hiking and biking on top of the San Francisco’s miniature mountain range.

Using paint and temporary barriers, we’ll create a car-free area on the eastern half of the “figure 8” roadway, while the western half will be converted from one-way traffic to two-way traffic. We’ll also create legitimate parking spaces at the center and south intersections to address the illegal parking that already occurs.

The idea behind this temporary pilot project is to provide safe and comfortable access for people to walk, bike and enjoy the top of Twin Peaks by making better use of the road space, which is underused by car traffic. The re-configuration should also simplify confusing intersections.

Minor construction related traffic routing impacts should be expected 7/11 (today) through Wednesday 7/13.

Over the next year, we’ll evaluate how well it works by observing how people use the roadways, counting the number of vehicles like cars and tour buses, taking speed surveys, observing parking behavior and surveying people who use the area. Then, we’ll use the findings to form a plan for more permanent changes.