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Geary Boulevard Improvement Project

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Share your feedback about proposed transit and safety improvements on Geary Boulevard in the Richmond!

  • Visit our online open house to review draft design elements and take a survey. Participants will be entered for a chance to win one of 38 pre-loaded Clipper Cards worth $38!
  • Join us for a virtual community meeting on Wednesday, September 15, 4-6 p.m. There will be a presentation followed by a Q&A session.
  • Have questions or have a group you would like us to present to? Contact us at ImproveGeary@SFMTA.com or 415.646.2300.
Project Introduction

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has been working to implement the Geary Bus Rapid Transit project to improve transit and safety since the completion of the project’s environmental phase in 2018. The first phase of work, called the Geary Rapid Project, began implementation in late 2018 and is on track to be completed on schedule and on budget in fall 2021. The second phase of work, called the Geary Boulevard Improvement Project, was in the detailed design phase, but was paused during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to deliver the 38 Geary Temporary Emergency Transit Lanes project, installed in winter 2020-21. Both the Geary Rapid and Temporary Emergency Transit Lanes projects installed “side-running” transit lanes on the right-hand side of the street, adjacent to parking.  

The Geary Boulevard Improvement Project originally envisioned “center-running” transit lanes in the middle of the street between Arguello and 28th Avenue. Evaluation of the side-running transit lanes on Geary indicate that they have improved bus performance with minimal impacts to car traffic. Because of these positive evaluation results and in response to evolving conditions, the SFMTA is now recommending side-running transit lanes instead of center-running transit lanes in the Geary Boulevard Improvement Project limits.

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Cost Estimate
~$50 million
Current Phase or Stage
Outreach and Design
Predicted Completion
See "Project Timeline" below
Project Status
Planning
Detailed Design
Improvements
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Extension of side-running transit lanes to reduce unpredictable delays on blocks that do not yet have them between Park Presidio Boulevard and 34th Avenue
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Transit bulbs to decrease bus delays by allowing buses to remain in the travel lane when passengers load and unload
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Upgraded Transit Signal Priority to increase the likelihood buses get the green light at intersections
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Bus stop changes to improve efficiency
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Accessible pedestrian signals and curb ramps to allow people with disabilities to safely travel on the corridor
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Pedestrian bulbs at intersections to shorten crossing distances, make people walking more visible to motorists and reduce vehicle turning speeds
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Enhanced median refuges to provide a safe place for people crossing Geary to wait

Project Timeline

The project schedule will be finalized after project approvals anticipated in mid-2022, but is expected to include:

  • Quick-Build installation of additional transit lanes, bus stop changes, and safety improvements in 2022 

  • ~2 years to complete detailed design 

  • ~2 years of construction, depending on scope of potential coordinated work sponsored by other city agencies (e.g. sewer, water or paving)

Project Location

Geary Boulevard between 34th Avenue and Stanyan Street.  

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Contact Information
Geary Boulevard Improvement Project
415.646.2300
Liz Brisson, Project Manager
415.646.2358