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Slow Streets - SoMa

Project Introduction
Update 02/18/2021: Due to prolonged internal review, the project team will now attend the March 16, 2021, SFMTA Board of Directors meeting to present the Phase 4 streets for Slow Streets designation. The program team has finished reviewing community feedback from initial outreach earlier this year. A summary of the feedback, corridors moving forward in the process, and next steps are available in the document below: 

Slow Streets in SoMa - Outreach Summary

The goal of the SFMTA’s Slow Streets program is to provide more space for socially distant essential travel and exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the city, nearly thirty corridors have been implemented as a Slow Street. For more information on the Slow Streets program, click here

The program is designed to limit through traffic on certain residential streets and allow them to be used as a shared space for people traveling by foot, scooters, skateboards, and bicycles. On these Slow Streets, signage and barricades have been placed to minimize through vehicle traffic.  

  • Slow Streets are temporary restrictions to through traffic.  
  • Residents can still drive to their homes, receive deliveries, be picked up or dropped off, and more.  
  • These are not full street closures, and city services like trash pickup and street sweeping will remain.  
  • On a Slow Street, the space in the roadway is shared between people on bikes or on foot, and people driving or riding in cars. 

Potential Slow Streets in SoMa

Slow Streets in SoMa

A - Combination of Lapu-Lapu Street, Rizal Street, Tandang Sora Street, Bonifacio Street and Mabini Street


We Want to Hear from You! 

12/11/2020 Update: Please note that the initial survey has been closed. The program team has reviewed the community feedback received and the outreach summary is available in the "Related Reports & Documents" section of this webpage.


We’d Love to Speak with You! 

Plan to join one us at one of the virtual/on-line/call-in events: 

 


Stay Informed and Involved 

November 10 – December 10, 2020: Engage SoMa residents regarding Slow Streets. 

December 11, 2020: SFMTA to review feedback and determine what corridors could become temporary Slow Streets.  

December 2020 – February 2021: Review Slow Streets corridors with City agency partners (Public Works, Police, and Fire Departments) and other roadway users. 

March 16, 2021: Phase 4 Slow Streets review/approval at MTA Board of Directors meeting.  

Spring 2021: Install temporary traffic restrictions for Phase 4 Slow Streets.  

For questions about Slow Streets, review our Frequently Asked Questions or email slowstreets@sfmta.com  


Funding

This program was made possible in part by Proposition K Sales Tax dollars provided by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. 

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