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, more than 54,000 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 Geary. With proposed improvements on Geary Boulevard between Stanyan Street and 34th Avenue, the Geary Boulevard Improvement Project aims to address these problems.
The Geary Boulevard Improvement Project's federal environmental review was recently 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 seeking community feedback as it develops.
The Geary Boulevard Improvement Project would bring long-term transportation improvements between 34th Avenue and Stanyan Street. Plans are also underway for the Geary Rapid Project to bring near-term improvements east of Stanyan to Market Street.