San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Lombard Street Safety Project Update

 Walking Project Updates

On September 29, the SFMTA hosted a public meeting at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin. Approximately 40-50 community members attended with 38 requesting to receive alerts for upcoming events.

Additionally, six SFMTA staff members and six City and partner agencies which included the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, Public Works, the San Francisco Police Department, Invest in Neighborhoods and Caltrans were in attendance.

 The most common themes that came from the meeting were:

  • Pedestrian safety is important
  • Do bulb outs improve pedestrian safety
  • Parking removal will effect merchants and residents
  • Bus shelter relocations will effect merchants and residents

There was overall support to improve safety, but attendees were concerned about the impact of relocating transit stops from nearside of the intersections to farside. Merchants and residents who do not have a transit stop in front of their business or residence would, per the proposal, be impacted by the loss of parking currently available in front of their business or residence.

Further, these affected businesses and residents are concerned about the location and impact of the transit shelter near their business or residence.

 The next steps include:

  • Continued outreach to merchants and residents
  • Conduct walking tours on October 13 and October 14
  • Send notices about the upcoming public hearing scheduled for November 13
The walking tours will take place next week on Tuesday, October 13 (4:30-6:00 pm) and Wednesday, October 14 (8:30-10:00 am).

The tour will start near the Child's Delight shop at the northwest corner of Lombard and Fillmore Streets and proceed with the following itinerary:

A Child's Delight

  • Welcome - including handing out map
  • Staff Introductions
  • About the proposal and walking tour overview
  • Questions
  • Walking tour
  • Next steps
  • Questions/Comments

For additional information please refer to the project page

If you have questions or comments please contact:

Mari Hunter, Transit Planner

Kate Elliott, Public Information Officer

Adrienne Heim, Public Information Officer



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