Geary Boulevard Improvement Project
To meet rising transportation demands on Geary Boulevard, SFMTA has been working to improve Geary bus service with popular initiatives like new low-floor buses and more frequent Rapid service. Yet over 56,000 daily customers who rely on the 38 Geary and 38R Geary Rapid still experience crowded buses and uneven wait times. And safety improvements are needed for people walking on this high-injury corridor. While transit and safety improvements are already underway as part of the Geary Rapid Project between Market and Stanyan streets, the Geary Boulevard Improvement Project aims to address these problems in the Richmond District from Stanyan Street to 34th Avenue.
The Geary Boulevard Improvement Project's federal environmental review was completed with the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision issued on June 15, 2018. The project is currently in its design phase. Using the base design that was decided after extensive public input during the project’s environmental review, such as the location of dedicated bus-only lanes, project staff is now adding details to the base design and will be seeking community feedback as it develops.
The project schedule is pending securing full funding and resuming work following installation of the Geary Temporary Emergency Transit Lanes, but would include:
- 2-3 additional years to complete design
- 2-3 years for construction
The Geary Boulevard Improvement Project would bring long-term transportation improvements between 34th Avenue and Stanyan Street. Construction of the Geary Rapid Project is also underway to bring near-term improvements east of Stanyan to Market Street.