Lower Great Highway Pedestrian Improvements Project
The goal of the Lower Great Highway Pedestrian Improvements Project is to increase pedestrian safety and comfort along Lower Great Highway by implementing near- and medium-term pedestrian improvements and traffic calming measures. The project was born out of community concerns around pedestrian safety, particularly when Upper Great Highway is closed.
The medium-term proposals are meant to address speeding, traffic calming, and clarify right-of-way at intersections:
- Four speed tables at Irving, Ortega, Santiago, and Ulloa streets
- A median island at Lawton Street
- Stop signs on side streets where they intersect Lower Great Highway (for traffic on Moraga, Ortega, Ulloa, Cutler, and Wawona; no stop signs are proposed for traffic on Lower Great Highway itself)
Feedback on the medium-term proposals will be collected at a Public Hearing next week:
SFMTA Engineering Public Hearing
Friday, May 3rd @ 10 AM
City Hall, Room 416 (Hearing Room 4, 4th Floor)
You can provide feedback on the medium-term measures by attending the hearing in person, or by emailing your comments to Sustainable.Streets@sfmta.com with the subject line "Public Hearing" and cc Nick.Smith@sfmta.com.
The SFMTA Board of Directors approved the near-term measures on Tuesday, October 16. Staff have since been preparing work orders for our SFMTA sign and painting crews. However, with the large number of projects around the city and poor weather conditions this winter, our crews are still working through a construction backlog. Implementation of the near-term measures is expected later this year.
To see a map of the coming near-term improvements, click here. The revised near-term proposals includes:
- Red visibility zones (daylighting) (-20 parking spaces)
- Painted Safety Zones (-12 parking spaces)
- Back-in angled parking (+18 parking spaces) Kirkham to Lawton streets, west side only
- Signage improvements
- Refreshed and updated roadway striping
Together, the revised near-term proposal would remove 14 parking spaces over the entire 2-mile corridor.