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SF Now Closing 13 More Streets to Cars

San Francisco will soon have 34 miles of “Slow Streets” after getting 1,300 suggestions from SF residents.
By - posted 5/22/2020 No Comment

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Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that San Francisco is closing more streets to traffic and creating more “Slow Streets

At the start of the program, SFMTA released a survey and have happily received over 1,300 Slow Streets suggestions from San Franciscans. They heard broad support of the program from many residents and businesses, and they have announced the following future Slow Streets corridors.

The first four Slow Streets corridors they implemented (41st Avenue, Kirkham, Lake, and Page) total 11 lane miles, and the remaining first phase of planned Slow Streets total 9 lane miles.

New “Slow Streets” Coming to SF: Next Phase

These thirteen new corridors add another 14 lane miles of streets prioritized for walking and biking, for a complete Slow Streets network of 34 lane miles.  SF Gate reports that these streets will be ready “this week.”

  • 20th Street, from Valencia to Potrero 
  • 23rd Avenue, from Lake to Cabrillo 
  • Chenery, from Elk to Brompton 
  • Excelsior, from London to Prague 
  • Golden Gate Avenue, from Masonic to Divisadero 
  • Jarboe, from Moultrie to Peralta 
  • Lane, from 3rd Street to Oakdale 
  • Lombard, from Jones to Stockton 
  • Mariposa, from Kansas to Texas 
  • Sanchez, from 23rd to 30th  
  • Shotwell, from 14th Street to Cesar Chavez 
  • Somerset, from Silver to Woolsey  
  • Stockton, from Bay to Lombard 

Slow Streets are one element of the city’s efforts to provide physical distancing as people make essential trips. They create more space for those traveling on foot or by bicycle while still making sure people who live on the streets, and emergency vehicles have full access. Signage restricts through vehicle traffic, and SFMTA has worked with navigation map providers to re-route through traffic through these corridors on their apps. 

Read more about The Next Phase of Slow Streets.