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12 Folsom-Pacific Rincon Hill Extension

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Project Introduction
After a decade with limited Muni service, the 12 Folsom/Pacific now serves Rincon Hill, Chinatown, SoMa and Mission neighborhoods. Following more than a year of outreach to neighbors and Muni customers, the route update was unanimously approved by the SFMTA Board of Directors in summer of 2019. Construction of bulb-outs and loading platforms was completed in 2020 and service began in 2021.
Project Timeline 
Spring - Fall 2018
Public Outreach
Completed
Summer 2019
SFMTA Board Review
Completed
2020
Construction
Completed
2021
Service Implementation
Completed
Project Status
Completed

Added service through Rincon Hill

As shown on the map below, the updated service maintains the same travel time as the previous route and makes use of existing transit lanes on Clay and Sacramento to keep the 12 Folsom/Pacific moving. 

Accessing Rincon Hill via Folsom and Harrison streets, the route now connects to Embarcadero Station via Main and Spear. The route north of Market travels on Clay and Sacramento streets. 

Thank you to the more than 1,200 community members who provided feedback on how the bus should travel north of Market Street. The 12 Folsom/Pacific route update is directly based on community input. Learn more about the route options the community considered,

Map showing the 12 Folsom Rincon Hill extension

Project Background

The project to restore bus service to Rincon Hill came after extensive community feedback and an analysis of growth and travel patterns, as detailed in the 2015 Rincon Hill Community Transit Plan. Over the last ten years, the character of Rincon Hill has changed significantly for residential housing. With as many as 10,000 new residents expected in the neighborhood – including affordable housing for seniors – there was a strong need to restore the 12 Folsom/Pacific service. By bringing the 12 Folsom/Pacific back to Rincon Hill we are serving the transit needs of today and in the future.

12 Folsom/Pacific service also benefits from transit improvements included in the Folsom-Howard Streetscape Project. The Folsom-Howard Project added a transit lane to Folsom from 10th to just after 4th streets, helping to improve reliability for the 12 Folsom/Pacific