Page Street Neighborway
As of September 2020, the project team is close to finishing detailed design for six sidewalk extensions (four of which will include landscaped rain gardens), as well as the city's first 'raised' or traffic-calmed intersection at Page and Buchanan streets. The goal is to advertise the construction contract in fall 2020 so that construction activities can start in spring 2021.
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For information on related efforts to reduce/divert vehicular traffic off of Page Street in order to improve safety for more vulnerable roadway users, please visit the Page Street Bikeway Improvements Project page.
The Page Street Neighborway is a multi-phase effort to make this important residential corridor a safer and more pleasant place to walk and bike to nearby parks and other destinations. Page Street is also identified on the San Francisco Planning Department's Green Connections Network, which means it is a priority corridor for landscaping and other greening opportunities where possible.
The 'Phase One' project planning phase extended from Market Street to Webster Street, with sidewalk and traffic calming improvements identified and approved at three intersections – Gough, Laguna and Buchanan streets. Approximately $2 million is programmed to implement these improvements consistent with the Market-Octavia Area Plan, with construction expected in 2021.
A second Page Neighborway project planning phase will extend from Webster Street to Stanyan Street (at the entrance to Golden Gate Park). Design and outreach activities for this segment will be coordinated with the related Slow Streets Program and are expected to start in 2021.
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. As part of the SFMTA’s COVID-19 response, such corridors have also received temporary treatments under the Slow Streets Program to provide safe recreation and social distancing opportunities.
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