Lombard Street Safety Project

Project Overview

28 19th Ave bus on Lombard St going through green light at intersection

March 15, the SFMTA Board approved the Lombard Street Safety project, which included a package of safety treatments to make what once was a high-crash street with frequent collisions, safer for everyone.

The treatments include transit and pedestrian bulbs, high-visibility crosswalks, leading pedestrian intervals, advanced limit lines and daylighting. Combined these treatments can effectively reduce the high collision-rates for pedestrians and vehicles on Lombard Street.

Beginning this summer near-term safety improvements, including signal timing adjustments, intersection daylighting, and enhanced crosswalk/intersection striping will be installed. The following summer construction of the bulbs (sidewalk extensions) will begin. Outreach to residents and businesses in the surrounding community will continue throughout the construction process.

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Project Details

Lombard Street Pedestrian Safety Proposals

Lombard Street is a high-injury corridor; several treatments are proposed to improve safety along the corridor between Van Ness and Doyle Drive.  

Full intersection details and  frequently asked questions can be found in the Documents & Reports tab. 

You can view the following video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3BLUhAnvqtwNXZOZWplaUNqN0U/view?usp=sharing  of a walking tour which took place on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 8:30 am to 10 am.The tour began at Lombard and Fillmore and moved westbound ending at Lombard and Broderick. The tour stops (Fillmore, Steiner, Pierce, Scott, Divisadero and Broderick) were chosen because many of the pedestrian and transit treatments are proposed at these locations.

This project is being coordinated with SFPUC utility upgrades along with Caltrans repaving.

The Project requires review for both the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  For CEQA, the San Francisco Planning Department (SF Planning) is the lead agency; as such, staff from the Planning Department are reviewing the project details to determine if the project, as proposed, is within the scope of the  analysis completed for the Transportation Effectiveness Project Environmental Impact Report (TEP EIR). To access the final TEP EIR please use the links below.

FEIR Volume 1A Chapters 1-3 (15MB)   1.) Introduction, 2.) Project Description, 3.)Plans and Policies)

FEIR Volume 1B Chapters 4-7 (5MB)  4.) Environmental Setting, Impacts, and Mitigation, 5.) Other CEQA Issues, 6.) Alternatives, 7.) Report Preparers

FEIR Volume 2 (14MB)  Responses to Comments

FEIR Volume 3 (13MB) Responses to Comments Attachments

FEIR Volume 4 Appendix1 (15MB) 

FEIR Volume 4 Appendix 2 (23MB) 

FEIR Volume 4 Appendix 3 (23MB)

FEIR Volume 4 Appendix 4 (MB)


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