Wiggle Neighborhood Green Corridor

Project Overview

Rendering of the intersection of Pierce Street and Waller Street showing planted bulbouts on the northeast corner

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), and San Francisco Department of Public Works (SFDPW) are partnering to bring stormwater management and traffic calming to the Lower Haight and Alamo Square neighborhoods. Visit the Details Tab to learn more.

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The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) are working to improve stormwater management and walking and biking conditions along the iconic Wiggle route and on surrounding neighborhood streets. 

    Project Goals

    The SFMTA's goal for the Wiggle Neighborhood Green Corridor is to create a route that is comfortable and safe for all who walk, bike, and live along the Wiggle.  Whether taking your dog to the park, biking with your children, or chatting with a neighbor outsid your home, there are a fwe key roadway characteristics that the SFMTA can address to preserve the residential nature of the Wiggle streets:

    • Ensure that pedestrians feel safe crossing the street
    • Minimize congestion from motor vehicles
    • Encourage slow, safe speeds from all roadway users.

    Project Proposals

    The Wiggle has historically been known in the context of bicycle riding in San Francisco, and is already a great place to ride a bike.

    Some of the major elements of the Wiggle Neighborhood Green Corridor project might be seen as primarily benefiting people who walk or reside near the Wiggle, but the following elements will help make this route even better for bicycling:

    • Reduced vehicle traffic on Scott street with new traffic diverter

    • Improved left turn from Scott to Fell by prohibiting turning vehicle conflicts

    • New green paint in bike lane on Scott Street

    • New bicycle signal at Oak and Scott will provide a “head start” for bicyclists

    • Lengthening the bike box at Oak and Scott will allow more room for queuing

    • Improved aesthetics through rain gardens and permeable paving

    • Decorative paving at Scott and Page will slow traffic and help guide and organize turning bicycle riders

    • Pierce and Haight bus stop moved to far side of intersection (so bicycle riders turning right do not need to do so in front of a stopped bus)

    • Bulb-outs at many intersections improve sight distances between bikes, cars and pedestrians

    • Raised crosswalks will further highlight pedestrian crossings and encourage safe speeds through intersections

    • New green-backed sharrows at Church and Duboce intersection

    • New wayfinding signs will be rolled out in SF and will include the Wiggle route to ensure that pedestrians feel safe crossing the street

    Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    • The official “Wiggle” route will not change as part of this project, though improvements will also be made on Pierce and Page, which some bicycle riders report is their preferred route through the area

    • New traffic signals are proposed on Haight Street at Scott and Pierce streets as part of the Muni Forward improvements for the 7 Haight Noriega Rapid Project. These will improve Muni on Haight Street and add predictability to these intersections, however, they will also cause delay for pedestrians and bicycle riders.

    • "Speed Reduction Stripes" that were discussed during the Wiggle Neighborhood Green Corridor outreach process are an innovative treatment in San Francisco and will be evaluated independently of the Wiggle project.


    Contact Paul Stanis (SFMTA) at Paul.Stanis@sfmta.com.

    This project is a partnership of the SFPUC, San Francisco Public Works, and SFMTA. The Wiggle Neighborhood Green Corridor project is funded by the Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP) and the 2011 Road Repaving and Street Safety Bond.