View of the Excelsior's Mission Street and Geneva Avenue in San Francisco

Photo by SFMTA Photography Department

The Mission Geneva Safety Project is a community-focused effort led by the SFMTA that will bring pedestrian and bicycle safety, transit reliability, and curb management improvements to the Excelsior District. Mission Street and Geneva Avenue are high-traffic locations that are on San Francisco’s Vision Zero High Injury Network. These are the city streets where 75% of severe and fatal collisions occur. This project will focus on pedestrian and bike safety and transit reliability improvements in order to better connect this vibrant community to the rest of the city with safe, timely, sustainable, and efficient transportation options. In addition, the project will aim to enhance the business district through loading improvements

Project features include: 

  • Corner sidewalk extensions to shorten crossing distances
  • Transit bulb-outs
  • New and modified traffic signals
  • High visibility crosswalks
  • Expanded bike lanes
  • Parking and loading changes better optimized to support local businesses

The California Transportation Commission has recently approved $8.7 million in grant funding to be allocated to the Mission Geneva Safety Project, as part of their Local Partnership Program Competitive Award. At the request of Transportation Authority Board Member Ahsha Safai (District 11), the Transportation Authority previously provided $2.3 million in half-cent transportation sales tax funds towards this $20.5 million multi-modal safety project for the Excelsior.

The project was developed through outreach conducted with 15 community groups and over 175 businesses in the area, and was refined through a series of three workshops and two open houses with community stakeholders. Design is expected to be complete in November 2021, with construction rolling out in April 2022. The project is anticipated to be open for use in April 2023.


Mission Geneva Safety Project (SFMTA)