Bicyclist on green painted bicycle path in Upper Market Street

Photo by SFMTA Photography Department

The Upper Market Street Safety Project led by the SFMTA will install sidewalk and roadway improvements on Market Street from Octavia Blvd/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 Upper Market Street 2009 Community Vision and Recommendations and the Market-Octavia Area Plan

The Transportation Authority is providing $2.8 million in Prop K half-cent sales tax and Neighborhood Program funds, at the request of Commissioner/Board Member Mandelman. 

Improvements for this project will include:

  • 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, and a new median island 

The SF Department of Public Works will begin work in 2021 and the project is expected to be open for use in December 2022. 

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Upper Market has complex, 6-way intersections and is on San Francisco’s Vision Zero High-Injury Network. Through the Upper Market Street Safety Project, SFMTA will install sidewalk and roadway improvements to make Upper Market safer and more comfortable for people walking, biking, driving, and accessing transit.