Pedestrians walking in crosswalk along Market Street

Photo by SFMTA Photography Department

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.