6th Street Improvement Project

Project Overview

Photograph of Sixth and Market with pedestrians, cyclists and parked cars

The 6th Street Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project (Project) proposes to improve the street right-of-way, sidewalk configuration, and travel patterns for vehicles on 6th Street from Market Street to Bryant. The primary goals of the Project are as follows:

1. Reduce pedestrian collisions on 6th Street
2. Improve pedestrian crossings of 6th Street at all intersections
3. Calm motor vehicle traffic
4. Improve safety and comfort for people on bikes
5. Create a safe and inviting public space

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Project Details

Project goals and scope

This proposal is the result of a comprehensive community outreach process that began based on the recommendations of the WalkFirst pedestrian safety study.  The 6th Street Corridor exhibits one of the highest concentrations of severe and fatal pedestrian collisions in San Francisco.  6th Street is classified as a High Injury Network street by teh SFMTA and the San Francisco Department of Public Health.  This is a key project in the City’s focus on Vision Zero – the City’s goal of reducing all traffic deaths to zero by 2024. The primary goals of the Project are as follows:

1.     Reduce pedestrian collisions on 6th Street

2.     Improve pedestrian crossings of 6th Street at all intersections

3.     Calm motor vehicle traffic

4.     Improve safety and comfort for people on bikes

5.     Create a safe and inviting public space

The central component of this project is a suite of proposed pedestrian safety and streetscape improvements on 6th Street from Market Street to Brannan Street including pedestrian safety bulb-outs, raised crosswalks, landscaping, and streetscape improvements.  On 6th Street between Market Street and Howard Street, sidewalks on both sides of the street will be widened and corner bulb-outs will shorten crossing distances for pedestrians.  The 2 lanes of vehicle traffic in each direction on 6th Street between Market Street and Bryant Street will be reduced to 1 lane in each direction.  On 6th Street between Folsom Street and Brannan Street, the Project will remove peak-hour towaway lanes that restrict parking from 7-9AM and 3-7PM and restore full-time parking lanes.   

Project Timeline

Fall 2015 – Fall 2017:  Environmental Review 

Fall 2016 – Fall 2017:  Conceptual Design and Community Input

Fall 2017 – Summer 2018:  Detailed Design

Summer 2018 – Spring 2019: Construction

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