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Lower Great Highway Pedestrian Improvements Project
Project Introduction

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.

Near-Term Measures

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:

Together, the revised near-term proposal would remove 14 parking spaces over the entire 2-mile corridor.

Medium-Term Proposal

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.

Project Timeline 
Early 2018 - Spring 2019
Design/Public Outreach
Summer/Winter 2019
Near-term Implementation
Medium-term Implementation
Project Status
Pedestrian Improvements
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Traffic Calming
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Contact Information
Maurice Growney