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Shared Spaces

Beginning Thursday, January 28th at 8am, in response to the recently lifted Regional Stay at Home Order, some new activities including outdoor dining will be allowed to resume in San Francisco. There are also new safety precautions given the State’s continued high COVID-19 case rate. For full details, please review the Mayor’s press release and check the most recent health orders.

Shared Spaces is a multi-agency program of San Francisco’s Economic Recovery Task Force that allows merchants and community groups to use sidewalks, full or partial streets, and other nearby public spaces like parks, parking lots and plazas, for restaurant pick-up and other neighborhood retail activities allowed under San Francisco’s Public Health Orders.

So far, over 1,700 free Shared Spaces permits have issued throughout San Francisco to help businesses move outdoors. The city maintains an interactive map showing the locations and status of all the proposed and approved locations. The map is designed to make it easier for people to find Shared Spaces, check on a permit status or simply track the progress of the program.   

We use the below dashboard to track and highlight the different types of SFMTA-specific permits and trends over time. Our teams work hard to make sure we find solutions that respond to the needs of businesses and the unique geography of our city.

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Shared Spaces - Full Street Closures

 

Photo of people enjoying the Shared Space at 18th and Castro

Photo of people enjoying the Shared Space street closure on 18th at Castro Street.

A major part of the program is full-street transformations where businesses, merchant groups and community organizations partner with the city to close one or more blocks to traffic and open them for people and businesses. This supports activities like outdoor seating for cafes and restaurants, retail display or sales and personal services with physical distance.

Applications are reviewed by a city committee composed of staff from SFMTA, Public Works, the Fire Department and SFPD to ensure the proposed closure does not interfere with emergency operations, meets accessibility requirements, and has a solid operation plan. Business owners self-manage the Shared Spaces and must have plans for public safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

Visit a Shared Space or Shared Spaces street today to support our local merchant community and be sure to follow all current public health guidelines.

List of currently permitted Shared Space street closures [Updated 4/7/2021]

 

    Grant - Chinatown

    • Grant Avenue from California to Washington streets
    • Saturdays and Sundays, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day
    • Active: Saturday, July 18, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
    • Sponsor: Chinatown Merchants Association

    Valencia Street - Mission

    • Valencia Street from 16th to 17th streets; Valencia Street from 18th to 19th streets; Valencia Street from 20th to 21st streets
    • Fridays, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.; Sundays, 12:00 noon 
      to 5:00 p.m.
    • Active: Friday, October 9, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
    • Sponsor: Valencia Corridor Merchant Association

    Taraval Street - Sunset/Parkside

    • Taraval Street from 46th to 47th avenues
    • Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Active: Sunday, September 6, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
    • Sponsor: People of Parkside Sunset (POPS), SFMTA, OEWD

    Galvez Avenue - Bayview

    • Galvez Avenue at 3rd Street
    • Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • Active: Saturday, September 5, 2020, through Saturday, June 26, 2021
    • Sponsor: Economic Development on Third

    Irving Street - Sunset

    • Irving Street from 19th to 20th avenues
    • Thursdays and Fridays, 3:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day; Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day
    • Active: Thursday, August 20, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
    • Sponsor: Outer Sunset Merchant and Professional Association

    Austin Street - Lower Polk

    • Austin Street from Polk Street to Van Ness Avenue
    • Sunday through Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day; Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. each day
    • Active: Wednesday, July 29, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
    • Sponsor: Lower Polk CBD

    Natoma Street

    • Natoma Street from 2nd Street to easterly terminus
    • Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day; Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day; Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day
    • Active: Wednesday, September 9, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
    • Sponsor: The East Cut Community Benefit District

    Hayes Valley

    • Hayes Street from Laguna to Gough streets; Octavia Street from Hayes to Ivy streets; Hayes Street from Gough to Franklin streets
    • Fridays, 4:00 to 10:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day
    • Active: Friday, August 28, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
    • Sponsor: Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association

      Jane Warner Plaza - Castro

      18th Street - Castro

      • 18th Street from Hartford Street to Castro Street; 18th Street from Castro Street to Collingwood Street
      • Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day
      • Active: Sunday, October 11, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
      • Sponsor: Castro Merchants

      Larkin Street - Tenderloin

      37th Avenue - Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile

      • 37th Avenue from Ortega to Quintara streets
      • Sundays, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      • Active: Sunday, September 20, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
      • Sponsor: Sunset Mercantile

      Beach Street - Ghirardelli Square

      • Beach Street (southernmost travel lane only) from Polk Street to Larkin Street
      • Closure: 24/7
      • Active: Thursday, September 17, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
      • Sponsor: Ghirardelli Square

      Ellis Street - Union Square

      • Ellis Street from Stockton Street to Powell Street
      • Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day
      • Active: Sunday, September 27, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
      • Sponsor: Union Square BID

      Ocean Avenue Parking Lot

      • Ocean and Junipero Serra Parking Lot located at 2500 Ocean Avenue
      • Closure: 24/7
      • Active: Saturday, October 10, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
      • Sponsor: Dinosaurs Sandwiches

        Noe Street - Castro / Duboce Triangle

        • Noe Street from Market Street to Beaver Street
        • Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
        • Active: Friday, October 9, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
        • Sponsor: Castro Merchants

        37th Avenue - Sunset Wellness Mercantile

        • 37th Avenue from Ortega to Pacheco streets
        • Monday through Saturday, 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day
        • Active: Wednesday, January 6, 2021, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
        • Sponsor: Sunset Mercantile

        O'Farrell Street - Fillmore Merchants

        • O'Farrell Street from Fillmore to Steiner streets 
        • First and third Sunday of each month, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day
        • Active: Sunday, October 25, 2020, through Sunday, June 20, 2021
        • Sponsor: Fillmore Merchant and Neighborhood Collaborative, Japantown for Justice

        Jessie Street - Westfield San Francisco Centre

        • Jessie Street from 5th to Jessie West streets; Jessie West Street from Mission to Jessie streets 
        • Monday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day; Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day; Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
        • Active: Monday, February 1, 2021, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
        • Sponsor: Westfield San Francisco Centre

        Stevenson Street - SoMa

        • Stevenson Street from 6th to 7th streets
        • Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
        • Active: Thursday, September 10, 2020, through Saturday, June 26, 2021
        • Sponsor: San Francisco Parks Alliance

          Excelsior Avenue - Excelsior Action Group

          • Excelsior Avenue from Mission Street to 85' easterly (local access maintained from London Street)
          • Active: Friday, March 5, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
          • Sponsor: Excelsior Action Group

          18th Street - Potrero Dogpatch Merchants

          • 18th Street from Connecticut to Missouri streets; 18th Street from Missouri to Texas streets;
            18th Street from Texas Street to 100-feet Easterly
          • Fridays, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.;
            Sundays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
          • Active: Friday, April 30, 2021, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
          • Sponsor: Potrero Dogpatch Merchants

           

          Single Business Sponsored Street Closures

          Beach Street

          • Beach Street (southernmost travel lane only) from Hyde Street to 210-feet westerly
          • Closure: 24/7
          • Active Wednesday, July 8, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
          • Sponsor: Buena Vista Cafe

          Waverly Place

          • Waverly Place from Clay to Sacramento streets
          • Friday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day
          • Active: Sunday, July 12, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
          • Sponsor: Mister Jiu's

          Jasper Place

          • Jasper Place from Green to Union streets
          • Monday through Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day; Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day 
          • Active: Friday, September 4, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
          • Sponsor: Vicoletto 

          Jack Kerouac Alley

          • Jack Kerouac Alley from Columbus to Grant avenues
          • Monday through Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day; Thursday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day
          • Active: Friday, September 4, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
          • Sponsor: Vesuvio Café

          Leidesdorff Street

          • Leidesdorff Street from Pine to California streets
          • Daily 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
          • Active: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
          • Sponsor: Credo Restaurant

          Via Bufano

          • Via Bufano from Greenwich Street to Columbus Avenue
          • Friday through Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day; Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m
          • Active: Wednesday, July 22, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
          • Sponsor: Bodega

          Steiner Street

          • Steiner Street from Chestnut Street to Lombard Street
          • Monday through Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day; Fridays, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
          • Active: Tuesday, September 1, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
          • Sponsor: Izzy’s Steaks & Chops

          Leidesdorff Street

          • Leidesdorff Street from Sacramento to Commercial streets
          • Daily 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
          • Active: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
          • Sponsor: Wayfare Tavern

          Ritch Street

          • Ritch Street from Townsend to Lusk streets
          • Monday through Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day; Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day
          • Active: Wednesday, August 5, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
          • Sponsor: District

          Washington Street

          • Washington Street from Fillmore to Steiner streets
          • Daily 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
          • Active: Wednesday, June 17, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
          • Sponsor: Chouquet's

          Gold Street

          • Gold Street from Montgomery to Balance streets
          • Daily 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
          • Active: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
          • Sponsor: Bix

          Ivy Street

          • Ivy Street from Gough Street to Octavia Street
          • Friday through Sunday, 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day
          • Active: Friday, September 18, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
          • Sponsor: Fig & Thistle

          Polk Bush Garage

          • Top floor of SFMTA garage at 1399 Polk
          • Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day; Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day
          • Active: Thursday, September 17, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
          • Sponsor: CrossFit Golden Gate

          Michigan Street

          • Michigan Street from Marin Street to Cesar Chavez; Marin Street from Illinois Street to easterly terminus
          • Fridays, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day
          • Active: Friday, September 25, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
          • Sponsor: The Midway

          Beckett Street

          • Beckett Street from Pacific Street to Jackson Street
          • Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. each day
          • Active: Saturday, November 14, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
          • Sponsor: Nightbird Restaurant

          Thornton Street

          • Thornton Street from San Bruno Avenue to Easterly Terminus
          • Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
          • Active: Friday, November 13, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
          • Sponsor: Breakfast at Tiffany's

          Fern Street

          • Fern Street from Polk Street to Van Ness Avenue
          • Fridays, 5:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day
          • Active: Friday, November 20, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
          • Sponsor: Mayes Oyster House

          Rose Street

          • Rose Street from Market Street to 120-feet westerly
          • Wednesday through Sunday, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day
          • Active: Wednesday, December 2, 2020, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
          • Sponsor: Zuni Café 

          Octavia Street

          • Octavia Street, west frontage road only, from Lily Street to Page Street
          • Fridays and Saturdays, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day
          • Active: Friday, December 4, 2020, through Saturday, June 26, 2021
          • Sponsor: Mercury Cafe

          Church Street

          • Church Street (easternmost travel lane only) from 70-feet to 95-feet south of Market Street
          • Closure: 24/7
          • Active: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
          • Sponsor: Pilsner Inn

            Church Street

            • Church Street (easternmost travel lane only) from 120-feet to 145-feet south of Market Street
            • Closure: 24/7
            • Active: Friday, December 4, 2020, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
            • Sponsor: Il Casaro Pizzeria & Mozzarella Bar

            Church Street

            • Church Street (easternmost travel lane only) from 190-feet to 215-feet south of Market Street
            • Closure: 24/7
            • Active: Friday, February 12, 2021, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
            • Sponsor: Red Jade Restaurant 

            Maiden Lane

            • Maiden Lane from Kearny Street to Grant Avenue
            • Daily, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
            • Active: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
            • Sponsor: Hawthorne 

            Harlan Place

            • Harlan Place from 115-feet east of Grant Avenue to Easterly Terminus
            • Daily, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
            • Active: Friday, March 26, 2021, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021
            • Sponsor: Bar Fluxus

            Richard Henry Dana Place (Leavenworth Street)

            • Richard Henry Dana Place from Jefferson Street to Northerly Terminus
            • Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m. each day
            • Active: Saturday, April 3, 2021, through Sunday, June 27, 2021
            • Sponsor: Cioppino's

             

            Completed Events

            Latino COVID-19 Healing and Recovery - Mission (concluded)

            • 19th Street from Florida to Harrison streets; Harrison Street from 18th to 20th streets; Mistral Street from Treat Avenue to Harrison Street
            • Saturday, September 5, and Sunday, September 6, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day
            • Sponsor: Cultura y Arte Nativa de las Americas - Carnaval SF

            North Beach First Friday - September (concluded)

            • Grant Avenue from Columbus Avenue to Filbert Street; Green Street from Columbus Avenue to Grant Avenue
            • Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
            • Active: Friday, September 4
            • Sponsor: North Beach Business Association

            Coral Road - COVID-19 Testing Site (concluded)

            Grove - Food Bank (concluded)

            • Grove Street from Polk Street to Larkin Street
            • Monday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
            • Active: Monday, September 14, and Monday, September 21
            • Sponsor: SF-Marin Food Bank

            North Beach First Friday - October (concluded)

            • Grant between Columbus and Filbert; Vallejo (eastbound only) between Columbus and Grant; Nobles between Grant and end; Fresno between Grant and Romolo
            • Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
            • Active: Friday, October 2
            • Sponsor: North Beach Business Association

            Shannon Street (concluded)

            • Shannon Street from Post to Geary streets
            • Daily 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
            • Active: Monday, August 17, through Wednesday, September 30

            Onondaga Avenue - Excelsior (concluded)

            • Onondaga Avenue from Mission Street to Alemany Boulevard
            • Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
            • Active: Sunday, October 4, through Sunday, October 25
            • Sponsor: Livable City

            Golden Gate Avenue - Tenderloin (concluded)

            Valencia Street - Screenprinting Workshop (concluded)

            • Valencia Street from 22nd Street to 23rd Street
            • Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
            • Active: Saturday, November 21, 2020
            • Sponsor: State Of Flux Shop

            37th Avenue - Winter Market (concluded)

            Bartlett Winter Market (concluded)

            • Bartlett Street from 21st to 22nd streets
            • Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day
            • Active: Saturday, December 19, 2020 through Sunday, December 20, 2020
            • Sponsor: kaleidoscope free speach zone

              Folsom Street “Sunday Streets” - SoMa (concluded)

              • Folsom Street from 6th to 8th streets
              • Sundays, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
              • Active: Sunday, October 4, through Sunday, November 29
              • Sponsor: Livable City

              Yosemite Avenue - Bayview (concluded)

              • Yosemite Avenue at Lane Street
              • Fridays, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
              • Active: September 18, October 2, November 6, and December 4
              • Sponsor: SF Black WallStreet

              Powell Street (concluded)

              • Powell Street from Columbus Avenue to Union Street
              • Friday through Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day; Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m
              • Active: Monday, September 7, through Thursday, December 31
              • Sponsor: Lillie Coit's

              Linden Street (concluded)

              • Linden Street from Gough Street to Franklin Street
              • Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
              • Active: Saturday, September 26, through Saturday, December 26
              • Sponsor: Nightbird Restaurant

              Lilac and 24th Streets Parking Lot (concluded)

              • Lilac and 24th Streets Parking Lot at 3255 24th Street
              • Every Friday thru Sunday, 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm each day
              • Active: Friday, October 9, through Sunday, December 27
              • Sponsor: Calle 24

              West Portal (concluded)

              • West Portal Parking Lot – 174 West Portal Avenue
              • Daily 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
              • Active: Friday, August 14, through Thursday, December 31
              • Sponsor: West Portal Merchants Association

              Fillmore Street - Fillmore Marketplace: Black Equity Edition (concluded)

              • Fillmore Street from O'Farrell to Eddy Street (west side parking lane only); Fillmore Street from Turk Street to 155-feet southerly (east side parking lane only)
              • Active: Sunday February 21, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
              • Sponsor: Japantown For Justice

               

              Learn More or Apply for Your Own Shared Space

              You can keep up with the program on Twitter and Instagram or check out our photo gallery 

              For more information on the program or to apply, visit the Shared Spaces website or select one of the options below: 

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