Active Beale Street
The Active Beale Street Project aims to improve Beale Street with:
- A transit-only lane from Market to Natoma streets that connects five Muni and three Golden Gate Transit lines to the Transbay Transit Center
- A protected, two-way cycle track for bicycling from Market to Folsom streets
- Wider sidewalks near Market and between Howard and Folsom streets
- A casual carpool pickup zone restored between Howard and Folsom streets
- A loading zone between Howard and Folsom streets
- Landscaping that provides better protection for people walking and bicycling from traffic
The Active Beale Street Project is part of a neighborhood-wide plan called the South Downtown and Activation (SoDa). SoDa is focused on creating vibrant streets and revitalizing open spaces, while encouraging active transportation choices, as the East Cut neighborhood grows.
If the Active Beale Street Project is approved, project construction would occur in phases and be coordinated with other city agency and private development projects.
Market to Natoma streets
Above: Beale Street with proposed transit-only lane, two-way cycle track between Market and Natoma.
Natoma to Folsom streets
Above: Beale Street with proposed two-way cycle track and sidewalk extensions between Natoma and Folsom streets.
To improve operations for Muni and Golden Gate Transit, a transit-only lane woud connect to the Salesforce Transit Center. By adding landscaping elements, the project would provide better protection for people who walk and bike from vehicles, and enhance the environment as the East Cut neighborhood continues to grow. The project also aims to encourage more regional trips made by carpool by restoring a casual carpool pick-up zone.