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No Turn on Red Downtown Expansion Project

Project Introduction

SFMTA is proposing to enhance pedestrian safety by installing new NO TURN ON RED (NTOR) restrictions and accompanying signage at approximately 200 signalized intersections. The new restrictions would be focused in the City’s downtown North of Market and South of Market core areas where both crash and pedestrian concentrations are highest and is a low-cost measure to improve pedestrian safety by keeping crossing walks clear of turning vehicles.

Preview of NTOR Downtown Expansion Progress Map
No Turn on Red Downtown Expansion Progress Map


This project serves as an extension to the currently installed Tenderloin Areawide NO TURN ON RED area which was implemented in 2020. Click on the button below to learn more. 

Tenderloin No Turn on Red Evaluation


This project was made possible in part by Proposition K Sales Tax dollars provided by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and a federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) grant.


Public Hearing

The No Turn on Red Downtown Expansion Project was presented at an engineering public hearing held on March 22, 2024 to gather feedback from the public. The project was subsequently approved by the City Traffic Engineer for implementation.

Project Timeline 
Determine Scope
June 2022 - September 2022
Obtain Funding
October 2022 - August 2023
Legislative Approval
September 2023 - March 2024
April 2024 - August 2025
Project Status
Implementation / Construction
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Contact Information
Corbin Skerrit
Geraldine de Leon