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5th Street Improvement Project

The 5th Street Improvement Project will improve safety along the corridor for those who walk, bike, and drive in the neighborhood. This project will investigate potential bicycle, pedestrian, transit, and loading/parking improvements along 5th Street between Townsend and Market streets in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood. 

Improvements
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Upgraded Bicycle Facilities
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Transit Stop Improvements
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Pedestrian Safety Treatments
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Improved Parking and Loading Zones

The 5th Street Improvement Project will improve safety along the corridor for those who walk, bike, and drive in the neighborhood. This project will investigate potential bicycle, pedestrian, transit, and loading/parking improvements along 5th Street between Townsend and Market streets in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood.

5th Street is on the city’s High-Injury Network, which are the 13 percent of city streets that account for 75 percent of San Francisco’s severe and fatal traffic injuries. This project supports San Francisco’s Vision Zero goal of eliminating all traffic deaths by 2024 by improving safety along the 5th Street corridor, especially at streets that intersect with others on the High-Injury Network, such as Folsom, Howard, Harrison, and Townsend streets.

Today, 5th Street is a four lane road, with two lanes southbound and two lanes northbound, as well as parking lanes on the east side and west side of the corridor. There are also turn lanes at intersections with high turning volumes.

The proposed project design elements include:

  • Upgraded bicycle facilities to improve the safety and comfort of cyclists on the corridor
  • Transit stop improvements to increase reliability of transit services and comfort for waiting passengers
  • Pedestrian safety treatments, especially at high injury intersections, to improve the safety and visibility of pedestrians crossing streets
  • Improved parking and loading zones for businesses and residents along the corridor
  • Pedestrian-scale lighting to improve feelings of safety while walking at night

PROJECT GOALS

  • Balance safety and reliability improvements for all forms of transportation on 5th Street.
  • Address the future transportation demands of additional residential and commercial development in the SoMa neighborhood.
  • Make 5th Street a more livable and inviting place for all users.

PROJECT COORDINATION

The 5th Street Improvement Project will be coordinated with other streetscape and development projects in the area to create a balanced transportation network for the neighborhood. Other projects currently in planning or development phases in Central SoMa include 2nd Street, 6th Street, 11th Street, Folsom and Howard streets, 7th and 8th streets, Brannan Street and Townsend Street.


PROJECT TIMELINE

Fall 2017

  • Develop and evaluate conceptual design alternatives
  • Stakeholder Interviews

Winter 2018 – Spring 2019

  • Open House #1 in January 2018
  • Refine conceptual design alternatives
  • Stakeholder Workshop in November 2018
  • Develop final conceptual design
  • Open House #2 in April 2019
  • Community office hours in April 2019

Spring 2019 – Summer 2019

  • Environmental clearance
  • Legislation/approvals

Fall 2019

  • Construction (near-term improvements)
Contact Information
Thalia Leng