UPDATE: OB #KIngleside/#TThird cleared at 3rd & Mariposa. Regular service has resumed. Expect residual delays. https://t.co/gqE4iQbBZn (More: 10 in last 24hrs)

27 Bryant Transit Reliability Project

The 27 Bryant bus serves 6,700 riders each weekday. It is an important north-south connection that links Nob Hill, the Tenderloin, SoMa, and the Mission neighborhoods.

The 27 Bryant Project focuses on improving the route north of Market Street in the Tenderloin and Nob Hill neighborhoods where the bus experiences the most delay and slowest travel times. The project aims to make the 27 Bryant more reliable and improve traffic safety for people walking along the route between the intersections of 5th at Market and Jackson at Van Ness. By focusing on the slowest segment, we can improve reliability for the entire route, better serving customers in SoMa and the Mission neighborhoods as well. 
Passengers boarding the 27 Bryant bus.

27 Bryant Project Proposal

The 27 Bryant Project proposal was developed with input from over 500 diverse stakeholders in the Tenderloin, Nob Hill, SoMa and the Mission neighborhoods. Learn more about the project's proposed improvements:

The project will be presented to the SFMTA Board of Directors for consideration of approval on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. If you would like to comment on the proposed changes, you may attend the SFMTA Board Meeting or file your comments in writing before the hearing.

  • Attend the SFMTA Board Meeting on April 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., ​​​​​​Room 400 City Hall, San Francisco. (Note that the actual time the item will be heard may be considerably later than 1:00 p.m.)

  • Email comment to: MTABoard@SFMTA.com with subject line “27 Bryant Transit Reliability Project”. (Submit comments before the hearing.)

  • Mail comment to: Board of Directors, One South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5417. (Submit comments before the hearing.)

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Project Timeline 
Spring - Summer 2018
Public Outreach
Fall 2018 - Winter 2019
Develop Project Proposal / Continue Public Outreach
Spring 2019
SFMTA Board Review
Project Status 
Environmental Review
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Route adjustment to make the bus more reliable
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Bus stop location changes, including removing some stops, to help reduce delays
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Wider sidewalks at bus stops to eliminate need for buses to exit and re-enter the travel lane, saving travel time
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Wider sidewalks at bus stops for easier, safer boarding
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Pedestrian signal upgrades to give people walking a head start crossing the intersection
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High-visibility crosswalks to improve safety for people crossing the street
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Sidewalk extensions at corners to increase the visibility of people waiting to cross the street, shorten crossing distances and slow down turning vehicles
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Transit and Safety Needs

The 27 Bryant is a route that residents depend on to commute to work and connect to other transit lines. It is also a neighborhood route that many use to reach grocery stores, hospitals, affordable housing, senior centers and more.

A key bus connection that serves people from a variety of backgrounds, the 27 Bryant was identified as a priority route in the Muni Service Equity Strategy to address neighborhood transit needs.

Currently the bus gets delayed on the crowded streets of the Tenderloin and Nob Hill. As one of Muni’s ten slowest routes, improving the reliability of the 27 Bryant bus is critical to better serving the community. Keeping the 27 Bryant on schedule is a top priority for riders.

Additionally three-quarters of the streets on the 27 Bryant’s route through the Tenderloin and Nob Hill are high-injury corridors that have the most severe and fatal traffic injuries in San Francisco. Many of these injury collisions involve people walking in the neighborhood. This needs to change. Improvements to the 27 Bryant route for people walking are critical to achieving the city's Vision Zero goal to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2024.


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Thank you for your Feedback!

Thank you to the over 500 Muni customers and 80 merchants along the route who provided feedback! Take a look at highlights of the community's feedback. You can also check out our short video of residents sharing their experiences with the 27 Bryant. Customer feedback surveys were offered in English, Chinese, Spanish and Filipino. The feedback surveys are now closed.


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Contact Information 
27 Bryant Transit Reliability Project
Jean Long, Transit Planner
Bonnie Jean von Krogh, Public Relations Officer