Page Street Neighborway
The Page Street Neighborway Project is a multi-phase effort to make the street a safer and more pleasant place to walk and bike to neighborhood destinations and nearby parks, and because the corridor is identified on the San Francisco Planning Department's Green Connections Network, the project also aims to provide landscaping and other greening opportunities where possible.
The 'Phase One' segment extends from Market Street to Webster Street, where approximately $2 million of developer impact fees is programmed to plan, design, and implement improvements consistent with the Market-Octavia Area Plan.
The 'Phase Two' segment will extend from Webster Street to Stanyan Street (at the entrance to Golden Gate Park), but is not yet an active project. Planning and outreach activities for this segment have not yet been scheduled.
Parking changes associated with Phase One sidewalk widening (to support pedestrian safety and landscaping) and the raised intersection concept for the Page/Buchanan intersection were approved in fall 2018. These civil improvements are expected to reach the 65% design milestone in summer 2019, with construction to begin in spring 2020.
Efforts to reduce/divert vehicular traffic off of Page Street in order to improve safety for more vulnerable roadway users remain ongoing. Check the ‘Project Updates’ section and/or sign up to receive email updates to stay informed of upcoming public feedback opportunities.
Selection and approval of pilot circulation treatment(s) is expected to occur in late summer 2019, with implementation anticipated later in 2019.
What is a 'neighborway'?
A neighborway is the City of San Francisco's term to describe a residential street with low volumes of auto traffic and low vehicle speeds where people walking and bicycling are given priority over motor vehicle traffic (especially “cut-through” traffic). In other communities, similar streets and projects may be known as neighborhood greenways, people ways, bike boulevards, or green streets.
Residents of neighborway streets benefit from reduced vehicular traffic on their street and lower vehicle speeds, while adjacent neighbors who walk or bike to major parks, neighborhood open spaces, or who commute to nearby schools and beyond will benefit by having a calm, slow-traffic street on which to reach their destination.
As with other neighborway corridors, the Page Street Neighborway Project will investigate a variety of traffic calming and other measures to create a safe, comfortable, and useful neighborway, including but not limited to:
- Speed humps, speed tables, and/or raised crosswalks
- Traffic circles and median islands
- Forced turns, turn prohibitions, or other circulation changes that allow bicycles and pedestrians to pass freely but divert car traffic to other routes (traffic volume management)
- ADA accessibility upgrades
- Sidewalk extensions or 'bulbouts'
- Sidewalk landscaping
- Signage, including for traffic safety and wayfinding
- New, enhanced pavement markings and bike facilities