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6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project

The 6th Street corridor has one of the highest concentrations of pedestrian collisions, injuries, and fatalities in San Francisco. In support of San Francisco’s Vision Zero initiative, the 6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project aims to create a safe and inviting place for people to walk by transforming 6th Street with wider sidewalks, new traffic signals, and streetscape improvements.

Thank you for making your voice heard!  

On October 16th, 2018, the 6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project was approved by the SFMTA Board of Directors. Your support and engagement was crucial in the Board's decision. 

Next steps

Over the next few months, the team will be working with abutting businesses to finalize the curb management legislation. 

The project is now in the Detailed Design phase. Construction is expected to begin Spring of 2020. 

To view project related materials, please see the Documents section to the right.    

Project Status 
Current
Improvements 
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The 6th Street corridor has one of the highest concentrations of pedestrian collisions, injuries, and fatalities in San Francisco. In support of San Francisco’s Vision Zero initiative, the 6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project aims to create a safe and inviting place for people to walk by transforming 6th Street with wider sidewalks, new traffic signals, and streetscape improvements.

PROJECT GOALS AND SCOPE

This proposal is the result of a comprehensive community outreach process that began based on the recommendations of the WalkFirst pedestrian safety study. The 6th Street corridor exhibits one of the highest concentrations of severe and fatal pedestrian collisions in San Francisco. 6th Street is classified as a High Injury Network street by the SFMTA and the San Francisco Department of Public Health. This is a key project in the City’s focus on Vision Zero – the City’s goal of reducing all traffic deaths to zero by 2024. The primary goals of the project are as follows:

  • Improve safety for all street users, including pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists
  • Create a safe and inviting public space for all people who live, work, or visit 6th Street

The 6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project (Proposed Project, Project) is intended to transform Sixth Street between Market and Brannan Streets into a multi-modal corridor that improves safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers. The proposed project consists of a variety of improvements to the 6th Street corridor that are proposed by the project sponsor, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). The proposed improvements are:

  • A reduction in the number of vehicle travel lanes on 6th Street between Market and Howard Streets (from four lanes to three lanes);
  • The widening of the sidewalks on both sides of 6th Street between Market and Howard Streets;
  • The installation of new curb bulb-outs at all intersections between Market and Howard Streets and at 6th/Folsom and 6th/Harrison Streets;
  • The installation of new traffic signals at Stevenson and Natoma Streets and the striping of new crosswalks crossing 6th Street at all alleys between Market and Howard Streets;
  • The removal of peak-period tow-away lane designations on 6th Street between Howard and Brannan Streets and restoration of full-time parking;
  • The installation of streetscape improvements such as street trees, pedestrian-scale lighting fixtures, and other streetscape components (e.g., fire hydrants and bicycle racks).  Exact extents to be determined during detailed design phase, major streetscape improvements targeted for 6th Street from Market Street to Howard Street
  • The application of new roadway striping at various locations;

To view the latest project factsheet, click here


PROJECT TIMELINE

Winter 2013 - ​​Open House Meeting #1​

Summer 2013 - Open House Meeting #2

Fall 2013 - Open House Meeting #3

2014 to 2015 - Ongoing outreach with 6th Street community 

Fall 2016-Present - Conceptual design and community input

Spring 2017 - Outreach to 6th Street businesses, residents, and community groups

Summer 2017

  • Finalize and publish environmental document
  • Streetscape Planning Open House #4
    • Provide input on streetscape (August 2017)

Fall 2017 - Environmental approval

Spring 2018 - Update street design based on community feedback (remove bike lanes, install additional northbound travel lane)

Summer 2018

  • Streetscape Open House #5
  • Engineering Public Hearing
    • Where: Room 416 of City Hall
    • When: 
      • July 20th, 2018, at 10:00 am
      • August 3rd, 2018, at 10:00 am

Fall 2018

Winter 2018/2019 

  • Work with abutting businesses to finalize curb management strategies
  • Finalize streetscape designs guided by past public outreach efforts
  • Detailed Design of project elements along 6th Street corridor

Spring 2020 - Construction begins! 

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Contact Information 
Kimberly Leung
Shayda Haghgoo