ATTN: Heavy IB #subwaysvc congestion btwn Powell and Embarcadero. Expect residual delays in both directions. (More: 14 in last 24hrs)

Geary Rapid

The Geary Rapid project will make traveling on Geary—home to one of the busiest bus corridors in the west—a more reliable and safer experience with dedicated bus lanes and safety improvements for people walking. With more than 54,000 daily customers who rely on the 38 Geary and 38R Geary Rapid, SFMTA has been working to improve Geary transit with new low-floor buses and a more frequent schedule. Yet, Muni customers still experience crowded buses and uneven wait times. And Geary is home to a disproportionate number of serious and fatal traffic collisions, especially for people walking. The Geary Rapid project aims to address these issues while setting the stage for future transportation improvements. The Geary Rapid project’s detailed design is currently being finalized. We are seeking community feedback on this phase of design before final changes are considered for approval.

Cost Estimate 
~$35 million
Current Phase or Stage 
Environmental Review/Legislation/Design
Predicted Completion 
Project Status 
Project Success 
On budget
SFMTA Muni bus icon
Extension of existing dedicated bus-only lanes to Stanyan Street
SFMTA Muni bus icon
Stop spacing adjustments to improve efficiency, including relocating and removing bus stops
SFMTA Muni bus icon
Accessible bus stops with sidewalk extensions making it easier for bus operators to stop and easier for people to get on and off the bus
SFMTA Muni bus icon
Smarter traffic signals that give the green light to buses and emergency vehicles
SFMTA walking icon
Sidewalk extensions at over 40 street corners increasing the visibility of people crossing, slowing right-turning vehicles and shortening crossing distances for people walking
SFMTA walking icon
New pedestrian countdown signals and accessible pedestrian signals
SFMTA walking icon
New crossings for people walking and accessible waiting areas in the median
SFMTA bike icon
Improvements for bicyclists crossing Geary on streets within the bike network that intersect the corridor
Geary and O'Farrell Streets between Market and Gough streets, Geary Boulevard between Gough and Stanyan streets

Project Location

Once legislation for the project is approved, Geary Rapid project improvements would be constructed on Geary and O’Farrell streets, between Market and Stanyan streets. Plans are also underway for the Geary Boulevard Improvement Project to bring longer-term improvements west of Stanyan to 34th Avenue.

Coordinated Work Sponsored by Partner City Agencies

To minimize community disruption, Geary Rapid project construction will occur in coordination with SF Public Works-sponsored roadway repaving, Department of Technology-sponsored underground conduit for fiber optic cables and SF Public Utilities Commission-sponsored sewer and water upgrades.

Muni Forward
San Francisco County Transportation Authority logo
San Francisco Water Power Sewer logo
San Francisco Public Works logo
Vision Zero SF logo
Contact Information 
Geary Rapid
Liz Brisson, project manager