Lombard Street Safety Project
March 15, 2016, the SFMTA Board approved the Lombard Street Safety project, that includes a package of safety treatments to make the high-crash street that has frequent collisions safer for everyone.
The treatments include transit and pedestrian bulbs, high-visibility crosswalks, leading pedestrian intervals, advanced limit lines and intersection daylighting. Combined, these treatments can effectively reduce the high collision-rates for pedestrians and vehicles on Lombard Street.
Near-term safety improvements, including signal timing adjustments, intersection daylighting and enhanced crosswalk and intersection striping were installed during the summer and fall of 2016 while the team continued to coordinate among the various city agencies to finalize detailed design and construction plans. Construction of the pedestrian and transit bulbs (sidewalk extensions) will begin in spring 2018. Outreach to residents and businesses in the surrounding community will continue throughout the construction process.
Lombard Street is a high-injury corridor; several treatments are proposed to improve safety along the corridor between Van Ness and Doyle Drive.
Full intersection details and frequently asked questions can be found in the Documents & Reports tab.
View the video of a walking tour highlighting proposed treatments to the corridor on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 8:30 am to 10 am.The tour began at Lombard and Fillmore and moved westbound ending at Lombard and Broderick. The tour stops (Fillmore, Steiner, Pierce, Scott, Divisadero and Broderick) were chosen because many of the pedestrian and transit treatments are proposed at these locations.
This project is being coordinated with SFPUC utility upgrades along with Caltrans repaving.
The Project requires review for both the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). For CEQA, the San Francisco Planning Department (SF Planning) is the lead agency; as such, staff from the Planning Department are reviewing the project details to determine if the project, as proposed, is within the scope of the analysis completed for the Transportation Effectiveness Project Environmental Impact Report (TEP EIR). To access the final TEP EIR please visit the SF Planning's webpage for more information.