Minnesota Slow Street

Project Introduction

Minnesota Street from Mariposa Street to 22nd Street in the Dogpatch was approved as a Slow Street by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board on December 6, 2022. This corridor had initially been implemented as a COVID-19 Response Slow Street in 2020.

    Learn more about the Slow Streets Program  

    Minnesota Slow Street Evaluation

    The SFMTA Project team collects data to assess how each Slow Street is performing against the Slow Streets Program targets: 

    • Vehicle speeds at or below 15 mph 
    • Vehicle volumes less than 1,000 per day 

    See the latest evaluation in the “Related Reports & Documents” section on the right side of this webpage. For additional information on how this street compares to others in the Slow Streets program, or for overall program findings, please see the 2023 Evaluation Report.  

    Minnesota Slow Street Design

    A new design for Minnesota Street was approved following the January 5, 2024 Public Hearing. This design was developed to reduce vehicle volumes on Minnesota Street, and includes the following elements:

    • A diverter island restricting northbound vehicle traffic at Minnesota Street &19th Street to reduce cut-through car traffic.
    • A painted safety zone and median island at the southwest corner of Minnesota Street and 18th Street to slow right turns from eastbound 18th Street while preserving southbound access to the loading zones and the UCSF police vehicle yard on Minnesota Street.
    • Painted safety zones (PSZs) on Minnesota Street at 18th Street and 19th Street, which can serve as community spaces for possible street murals and other community art.
    • A new traffic calming island located midblock between 20th and 22nd streets to slow speeds at the southern block of the corridor, which requires lengthening nearby red zones for access to fire hydrants.
    • Slow Streets pavement markings, identification and wayfinding signs, and advisory 15 mph signs to provide additional visual cues to all users that the corridor is a Slow Street.

    View an illustrative overview of the Minnesota Slow Street design

    Project Timeline
    December 2022
    Project approval
    Winter 2023
    Data collection + evaluation
    Spring - Fall 2023
    Design process
    Srpring 2024
    Project Status
    1. Legislated
    2. Implementation / Construction

    Questions? Please reach out to the project team at SlowStreets@SFMTA.com and include "Minnesota Street" in the subject line. To receive updates, please sign up via the link on the righthand side of this page.  

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