Elk Street at Sussex Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements [NTIP Capital]

PROJECT BACKGROUND

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The intersection of Elk and Sussex streets is adjacent to Glen Canyon Park and a stairway provides pedestrian access to the park from the intersection. Improvements to the park have recently been completed as part of the Glen Canyon Park Improvement Plan, and renovations are currently underway for the recreation center located within the park. As part of these plans, conceptual pedestrian improvements were proposed at the intersection of Elk and Sussex streets. The community, through the Glen Park Neighborhood Association, have also submitted requests to the SFMTA and the district supervisor for pedestrian safety improvements to this intersection.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND BENEFITS

This project was recommended by then-supervisor Scott Wiener as a District 8 Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program (NTIP) capital project. Pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Elk and Sussex streets may include up to three bulb-outs, rectangular rapid flashing beacons, and pedestrian crossing signage to improve safety and access to Glen Canyon Park. This project will include preliminary design for the bulb-outs to be completed by SFMTA Livable Streets, and 100% detailed design to be completed by SFPW. Design is anticipated to be complete by June 2017 with the project open for use by September 2018.

For more information, please see the project's Prop K Allocation Request Form.