Muni Forward brings together in one place the long list of projects and planning efforts underway to achieve our vision of creating a safer, more reliable, and more frequent transit system. As part of this effort, the SFMTA has been installing “red carpet” on the existing transit-only lanes throughout the City, including 3rd Street, Market Street and Geary & O’Farrell Streets.
In Phase I of this project, SFMTA painted red the existing transit-only lanes on Clay Street between Sansome Street and Front Street. In Phase II of this project, SFMTA is proposing to extend the transit-only lane one block to the east to Montgomery Street.
Red transit-only lanes are more visible to motorists to ensure the lanes are kept clear for Muni buses and taxis. This project is designed to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of transit service on the 1 California and the 41 Union.