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Sunset Neighborways

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Initial outreach for the project has kicked off! 

Take the Sunset Neighborways Survey

*Survey timeframe extended. The survey will be live until 01/31/2022. 


We highly encourage you to sign up for email and text updates to get the latest project updates, and information on Sunset Neighborways outreach meetings and events. All dates and details on how to access and attend these events will be on this project webpage.

Project Introduction

The Sunset Neighborways Network project aims to designate and design several residential streets as preferred bicycling and walking routes.

Using the existing planning work completed from the SFCTA’s District 4 Mobility Study, this effort will design improvements for a network of streets in the Sunset neighborhood to make them comfortable for pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages and abilities and connect families more easily to important destinations including small businesses, community spaces, schools, and parks.

Similar to but unlike Slow Streets, Neighborways are not partial street closures, create walkways or recreation space for pedestrians in the active road, or limit street access to local traffic only. Some of the proposed Neighborways are on existing Slow Streets in District 4 and this effort will un-designate those existing Slow Streets and convert them into a Neighborways. Additionally, this effort will propose to create five additional Neighborways to create a network of preferred pedestrian and bicycling routes. 

Neighborway projects focus on improving residential streets by calming vehicle traffic, making them easier to navigate and friendlier for walking and biking. They will combine street design measures tailored to each neighborhood, including speed humps, traffic circles, crosswalk upgrades, and traffic diversion at targeted locations (if warranted). No two Neighborways in the Sunset Neighborways network may look the same.

In addition to improving safety and comfort for people walking and biking, the Sunset Neighborways program sets out to incorporate Green Street Infrastructure to beautify the neighborhood and increase environmental sustainability.

Proposed Neighborways

North-South Streets East-West Streets
47th Avenue between Lincoln Way to Vicente Street Kirkham Street between 19th Avenue to La Playa Street
41st Avenue between Lincoln way to Vicente Street Ortega Street between 47th Avenue to 18th Avenue
34th Avenue between Lincoln Way to Vicente Street Rivera Street between 48th Avenue to 19th Avenue
28th Avenue between Lincoln Way to Vicente Street Vicente Street between 46th Avenue to 19th Avenue

See the map

Project Timeline 
Initial Outreach
November - January 2022
Pending
Design
January - February 2022
Pending
Design Outreach
February - April 2022
Pending
Project Approvals
Summer 2022
Pending
Implementation
TBD
Pending

What Are Neighborways?

Neighborways are residential streets designed to give priority for people, young and old, to walk and bike. Neighborways make streets feel quiet, safe, and inviting with street design measures tailored to each neighborhood.

Neighborhood streets should feel quiet, safe, and inviting, especially to walk and bike to nearby destinations like parks, schools, and shops. But residential streets often need design help to feel truly welcoming, especially if you’re taking kids along for the journey.

Neighborways are ideal on routes that provide an attractive alternative to streets with heavy vehicle traffic. 


Neighborways Design

Several design tools and strategies can be applied to the neighborway to make each street feel quiet, safe, and inviting. A combination of design treatments can be tailored to each street based on the street’s physical characteristics, an analysis of existing conditions using traffic operations and safety data, and feedback from neighbors and residents. Due to space constraints, not all treatments will be feasible on every street. A neighborway may not necessarily include every or any design element in the toolkit even if physically feasible; only appropriate treatments supported by the community will be proposed.

Additionally, if findings from traffic safety and operation analyses for the project and community feedback show that a proposed Neighborway is relatively safe and comfortable already, treatments in the Neighborway toolkit may not be included in a design, and the proposed streets will simply be signed and designated as a Neighborway, a preferred walking and bicycling route in the neighborhood. 

The treatments in the Neighborway Traffic Safety Design Toolkit fall under four categories: 

  • Speed reduction
  • Intersection safety
  • Marking space for people bicycling and walking
  • Managing vehicle volumes

See the Neighborways Traffic Safety Design Toolkit

Other than traffic safety features to create safe and comfortable roadways, this project will explore greening treatments to beautify the proposed Neighborways and make them more inviting as a preferred walking and bicycling route in the neighborhood.


Project Outreach

Update: Initial outreach has kicked off!

Take the Sunset Neighborways Survey and provide your feedback on the proposal. The survey will be live until 1/31/2022.

Sign up for project updates via email and text to stay up to date on all project activities and opportunities to share feedback on the project. 

Community Hosted Meetings (ongoing)

If you host, coordinate, or attend a standing community organization or neighborhood association meeting, let us know and we can come to you virtually. The project team would be more than happy to attend and present at a community/neighborhood organization-hosted event to talk about Sunset Neighborways and gather feedback. Please send an email to brian.liang@sfmta.com to invite the project team to your community-hosted meeting. 


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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Contact Information
Brian Liang