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Slow Streets - Visitacion Valley
Project Introduction
Slow Streets Phase 4 Update (03/16/2020): The Slow Streets team will be presenting the Phase 4 corridors for approval at the April 6, 2021, SFMTA Board of Directors meeting. We welcome members of the public to attend the meeting and provide public comment to the SFMTA Board. You can access the meeting via this link. The following street in Visitacion Valley will be presented for Slow Streets designation: 
  • Leland Avenue between Hahn Street and Alpha Street

Slow Streets in Visitacion Valley - 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 Visitacion Valley

Visitacion Valley Phase 4 Slow Streets

A - Rutland Street, from Sunnydale Avenue to Harkness Avenue: Slightly hilly north-south street that connects the whole neighborhood. 

B - Delta Street, from Ankeny Street to Leland Avenue: Residential north-south street connecting El Dorado Elementary School with the Visitacion Valley Branch Library. This corridor is an alternative to Rutland Street.

C - Leland Avenue, from Hahn Street to Alpha Street: Primarily residential east-west street connecting community places (Visitacion Valley Branch Library and Visitacion Valley Elementary School) with McLaren Park Community Garden. 

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 Visitacion Valley 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. 

April 6, 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  


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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