The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and SF Public Works completed the Upper Market Street Safety project in late 2023, with support from the Transportation Authority’s Prop K half-cent sales tax program. The project was led by the SFMTA and installed sidewalk and roadway improvements along Market Street from Octavia Boulevard/Central Freeway ramp to Castro Street, a one-mile stretch of the city’s Vision Zero High Injury Network.
The project is a culmination of prior neighborhood planning efforts including the 2009 Upper Market Street Community Vision and Recommendations (PDF) and the Market-Octavia Area Plan.
Improvements for this project included:
- Sidewalk extensions and ADA accessibility upgrades at seven intersections
- Traffic signal upgrades
- New/upgraded bike parking and bikeway features, including protected bike lanes and new bike racks
- Enhanced transit access, including widened transit platform and shorter crosswalks
- Streetscape enhancements, including lighting of center median palm trees, decorative crosswalks, tree replacement and maintenance, a new median island, seating and landscaping.
The Transportation Authority provided $2.8 million in Prop K half-cent sales tax and Neighborhood Program funds for this $9.6 million project, at the request of Transportation Authority Chair Rafael Mandelman.