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 SFMTA Board of Directors approved the near-term measures on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. 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 project 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.
The SFMTA Board of Directors approved the near-term measures on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.
To see a map of the coming medium-term improvements, click here. The medium-term project includes:
- 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)
You can see an overhead diagram of the speed tables and median island here.