Holloway Avenue Traffic Calming Project

Project Overview

The Holloway Avenue Traffic Calming Project seeks to reduce speeding and increase comfort levels for all street users on Holloway Avenue between Beverly Street and Ashton Avenue.

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Project Details

The community-led Holloway Avenue Traffic Calming Project seeks to reduce speeding and increase comfort levels for all street users on Holloway Avenue between Beverly Street and Ashton Avenue.

After hosting six separate meetings with the community, legislation was approved at a public hearing in the Spring of 2013 to make changes to Holloway Avenue between Beverly Street and Ashton Avenue.  The changes are intended to make it safer and more enjoyable for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. 

Following a trial of a traffic calming design with several travel lane shifts, the community expressed a desire to go in a different direction and worked with the SFMTA to come up with these changes that are intended to do the following:

  • Speed humps as the preferred traffic calming measures for speed reduction (five are installed between Beverly and Ashton),
  • A buffer on each side of the street so cars would not travel right next to the sidewalk (either parking or a bike lane would provide the desired buffer),
  • Wider lanes at night (parking would be allowed on only one side of the street at all times)
  • Increased visibility at intersections (red zones would be added at some corners to improve visibility), and
  • Improved accommodations for people on bicycles, especially along the sloped portion of Holloway Avenue (an uphill, eastbound bike lane is proposed from Beverly Street to Vernon Street and a westbound bike lane is proposed from Ashton Avenue to Vernon Street).

This project's community outreach was conducted as follows: 

  • May 17, 2007: Project Kickoff Meeting
  • November 29, 2007: Review of community comments and speed data plus discussion about the draft plan
  • November 19, 2008: Presentation of traffic calming plan
  • January 19, 2011: Feedback meeting regardng tral of chicanes
  • April 20, 2011: Working group meeting to discuss new ideas
  • June 2, 2011: Presentation of new plan
  • March 22, 2013: Public hearing on speed hump and bike lane proposal
  • May 17, 2013: SFMTA Board meeting on speed hump and bike lane proposal

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