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Page Slow Street

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Project Introduction

The SFMTA Board adopted the addition of Page Street into the ongoing Slow Streets Program and approved the installation of a new traffic diverter at Divisadero Street on January 17th, 2023. Thank you to all who participated in the process. The following changes will be implemented by early spring, weather permitting:

  • A new traffic diverter at Page Street & Divisadero Street restricting east/westbound traffic and left turns
  • Refreshed existing paint and posts along the corridor

Now that the SFMTA Board has approved an ongoing Slow Streets Program, we will also be evolving corridor signs to better reflect program goals. In the near future, you’ll begin to notice some changes to signs on Slow Streets, including:

  • Moving away from “Local Traffic Only” signs: We’ll be swapping these signs for additional purple Slow Streets signs as we consider other sign concepts. While the weather delays the installation of new signs, we will cover legacy messaging with waterproof tape.
  • New sidewalk-pole-mounted Slow Streets signs: On Slow Streets and streets that intersect with Slow Streets, we’ll be adding sidewalk-pole-mounted purple signs to create more awareness of the program.
  • Bike wayfinding signs: We’ll be adding wayfinding signs on and near Slow Streets to indicate how they connect to San Francisco’s bike network and to provide directions to popular destinations.

Our goal for Slow Streets is that everyone who uses them—whether they bike, walk, roll, or drive—understands expectations for traveling along them. Having clear signs is an important step toward this goal, and we look forward to sharing more about these material updates soon.

Project introduction

The Page Slow Street Project extends on Page Street between Stanyan Street (near the eastern edge of Golden Gate Park) to Octavia Boulevard. Page Street is an important corridor for the Haight-Ashbury, Lower Haight, Hayes Valley, and surrounding neighborhoods. It is is one of the City's most important and popular east-west active-transportation corridors. In San Francisco's General Plan, Page Street is both a designated bike route and a Green Connection because of its connectivity to schools and parks.

Background

The SFMTA implemented and evaluated the Page Street Bikeway Improvements pilot from 2020 through 2022, which included restrictions on freeway-bound traffic and bikeway upgrades between Webster Street and Octavia Boulevard. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SFMTA also added temporary measures to limit through traffic westward to Stanyan Street as part of the COVID-19 emergency Slow Streets Program. After over two years of outreach and evaluation, on January 27th, 2023, the SFMTA Board adopted adding Page Street to the ongoing Slow Streets Program. They also approved the installation of a new traffic diverter at Divisadero Street.

Next steps

The following approved changes will be implemented by early spring 2023, weather permitting:

  • A new traffic diverter at Page Street & Divisadero Street restricting east/westbound traffic and left turns
  • Refreshed existing paint and posts along the corridor

Project staff will continue to engage the community on more permanent designs for traffic diverters with a future capital phase.

Page Neighborway (related capital project)

The Page Neighborway capital project is constructing sidewalk extensions, rain gardens, and a traffic-calmed intersection between Webster and Gough streets. In 2018, the SFMTA Board of Directors approved capital improvements at three intersections – Gough, Laguna, and Buchanan streets. This work includes six sidewalk extensions (four of which will consist of landscaped rain gardens) and a traffic-calmed intersection at Page and Buchanan streets.

The project costs approximately $2.5 million and is funded with developer impact fees, Prop AA funds, proceeds from the sale of Central Freeway parcels, and other SFMTA revenues. Ongoing maintenance for the landscaped rain gardens (also known as 'green infrastructure) will be provided by the SF Public Utilities Commission.

Construction of these improvements is currently underway and expected to be complete by spring 2023.

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Project Timeline 
2015-2022
Outreach to develop/test traffic-safety changes
Completed
2022 - Spring 2023
Construction of Page Neighborway
Pending
Spring 2023
Implementation of Divisadero traffic diverter
Pending
Starting Mid 2023
Outreach for new capital project
Pending
Project Status
Legislated
Implementation / Construction
Improvements
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bike
Reduced vehicle traffic and conflicts
walking
Corner bulb-outs and a raised intersection
bike
Bikeway upgrades
Streetscape
Sidewalk landscaping and rain gardens
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Curb-ramp upgrades
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Contact Information
Page Slow Street Team