Golden Gate Avenue Quick-Build
Construction is substantially complete on Golden Gate Avenue!
Stemmed from the community’s demand for increased investment and broader solutions for traffic safety in the Tenderloin neighborhood, the SFMTA has committed to two 2020 quick-build projects in the neighborhood on Leavenworth Street and Golden Gate Avenue, with further community discussion on future potential quick-builds on Hyde, Larkin, and Jones streets.
The Golden Gate Avenue Quick-Build project aims to improve comfort and safety for those walking and biking along Golden Gate Avenue. We are considering quick and reversible traffic safety improvements that prioritize active transportation modes such as lane reductions, safe pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and curb management. The final design will be guided by extensive outreach to the Tenderloin community to understand curb usage and context specific traffic safety needs.
Considering proximity, the Golden Gate Quick-Build team will be conducting outreach in tandem with the Leavenworth Quick-Build Project. This will allow for coordinated discussions around traffic safety issues and loading needs for this stretch of the corridor.
Quick-build projects are intended to include low-cost materials, such as paint and posts to make impact safety improvements that can be installed by city crews at a much faster rate. As part of the citywide Vision Zero Quick-Build policy, all quick-build projects will undergo a thorough evaluation through our Safe Streets Evaluation Program within the initial 24 months of construction. The Safe Streets Evaluation Program will analyze the project before and after implementation to review outcomes and determine design effectiveness. Evaluations will inform near-term modifications and a long-term design for this street. This also serves the opportunity to make iterative tweaks to project design to ensure that the safety improvements work better for all who travel on the corridor.
On April 16, 2021, the project was approved at a virtual public hearing. Based on the community comments from the virtual open house and public hearing, the project team will be pursuing the proposed design that includes safety improvements such as:
- A protected bikeway from Polk to Market streets
- Active flex space for local businesses and organizations to utilize
- Reallocating curb space for residents’ and businesses’ parking and loading needs
A detailed block-by-block illustration of the proposal is available and also located in the "Reports and Documents" section of this project webpage.