Eddy Street Two-Way Conversion Project
Eddy Street has one of the highest concentrations of pedestrian collisions and injuries in San Francisco. From 2011 to 2016, there were a total of 67 pedestrian collisions with 87 percent of those collisions resulting in an injury or fatality. In response to Tenderloin community members' concerns, Eddy Street between Leavenworth and Mason streets, is proposed to be converted from a one-way to two-way street. This conversion is intended to calm traffic throughout the neighborhood making Eddy Street more inviting to walk, bike, and explore.
Since converting Eddy Street (between Larkin and Leavenworth) and Ellis Street (between Polk and Jones) from one-way to two-way streets in 2012, the SFMTA has met with neighbors, community groups, and representatives of the Tenderloin community to receive feedback and understand roadway concerns. As a result, only Eddy Street from Leavenworth to Mason streets is proposed to be converted into a two-way street at this time.
The last segment of the Eddy Street Two-Way Conversion Project will be constructed on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 (weather permitting)! Once constructed, Eddy Street, between Mason and Taylor Streets, will be comprised of two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane.
Additionally, vehicles will be restricted from turning left onto Eddy Street from Taylor Street. This improvement is in conjunction with the Safer Taylor Street Project and creates a safer intersection environment by minimizing left-turn conflicts with pedestrians and people riding bicycles. Due to the new turn restriction, to access westbound Eddy Street between Mason and Jones, use southbound Mason and turn right onto westbound Eddy.
In 2007, the San Francisco Transportation Authority conducted the Tenderloin-Little Saigon Community Transportation Study. Transportation needs, opportunities, and recommendations were identified through continuous community engagement. The study noted traffic calming along Eddy and Ellis streets as a community priority. In 2012, Eddy (between Larkin and Leavenworth) & Ellis (between Polk and Jones) were converted to allow vehicle travel in both directions.
- Now: Outreach to Tenderloin residents, businesses, and community
- June 2, 2017: Public Hearing
- July 2017:
- SFMTA Board Hearing
- Traffic signal construction at Leavenworth and Eddy complete
- January 29th-30th 2018:
- Weather permitting repainting the right-of-way begins!
- January 31st-February 1st 2018:
- Traffic will be allowed to travel in the east and west direction on Eddy Street from Taylor Street due west!
- October 16, 2019
- Construction Complete!