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Safe Streets Evaluation Program

The SFMTA is committed to understanding, evaluating and reporting on how projects affect neighborhoods. This work, through the the Safe Streets Evaluation Program, further bolsters the city and agency's committment in achieving safer streets for all.


Specifically, Safe Streets evaluations seek to accomplish the following:

Inform opportunities to refine a project’s design.

  • By collecting location-specific data related to transportation behaviors, project design elements are analyzed for their effectiveness and areas are targeted for refinement.

Communicate the effects of a project to the public, decision makers and other transportation professionals.

  • Evaluation results are shared with members of the public so they may understand the impact of the SFMTA’s work on their experience of the city, or with decision makers who want to understand the effects of safety-related infrastructure investments.

Support the use of design treatments at other locations.

  • Also referred to as “proof-of-concept,” project evaluations are often used to analyze innovative design treatments that are new to San Francisco. The data associated with proof-of-concept project evaluations are used to demonstrate the applicability of national or international best practices to the local context.

Streamline the design of future projects that incorporate similar elements.

  • Project evaluations use consistent metrics and analysis techniques to allow for tracking trends over time.

Safe Streets Evaluation Fact Sheets and Reports

Program Materials