Bicyclists in a bike lane in front of a cafe on Arguello in the Inner Richmond

Photo: SFMTA Photography Department

The Transportation Authority’s Neighborhood Program supports neighborhood-scale transportation projects in each supervisorial district.

All Neighborhood Program projects must address one or more of the following priorities:

  • Improve pedestrian and/or bicycle safety
  • Encourage walking and/or biking
  • Improve transit accessibility
  • Improve mobility for Communities of Concern or other underserved neighborhoods and vulnerable populations

The Neighborhood Program was developed in response to mobility and equity analysis findings from the San Francisco Transportation Plan and the Transportation Authority Board's desire to increase our focus on neighborhoods, especially Communities of Concern and other underserved neighborhoods. The San Francisco Transportation Plan found that walking, biking and transit reliability initiatives are important ways to address socio-economic and geographic disparities.

Selecting Projects

Transportation Authority Board members will contact Transportation Authority staff when they are interested in exploring project ideas. Our agency in turn coordinates with relevant planning and project implementation agencies. Board members may already have an idea in mind, seek help from agency staff in generating ideas, or solicit input from constituents and other stakeholders

Contact your district supervisor to propose an idea.


The Neighborhood Program was established by the Transportation Authority Board in 2014, with $100,000 in planning funds and $600,000 in capital (e.g. design and construction) funds for each supervisorial district to use over a five-year period. This funding comes from San Francisco's Prop K half-cent sales tax for transportation. In 2018 the Board approved a second five-year funding cycle for the Neighborhood Program, which began in July 2019. District supervisors, acting as Transportation Authority Board members, determine which projects are funded.

Planning funds can be used to support neighborhood-scale efforts that identify a community’s top transportation needs, identify and evaluate potential solutions, and recommend next steps for meeting the identified needs. Planning efforts should lead toward prioritization of community-supported, neighborhood-scale capital improvements that can be funded by the Transportation Authority’s Prop K sales tax for transportation and/or other sources.

The Neighborhood Program is also referred to as the Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program, or "NTIP."

Related Project & Studies

Kids crossing the street in a yellow crosswalk with a crossing guard

San Francisco has vowed to eliminate all traffic-related deaths by 2024 through education, enforcement, and road infrastructure redesign.
People boarding a 24 bus in the Bayview

San Francisco’s Communities of Concern include a diverse cross-section of populations and communities that could be considered disadvantaged or vulnerable now and in the future.

Pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection may include up to three bulb-outs, rectangular rapid flashing beacons, and pedestrian crossing signage to improve safety and access to Glen Canyon Park. 

The main goal of this project is to address community concerns surrounding safety for people biking and walking along Arguello Boulevard.

Street safety improvements are coming to “the Hairball,” a busy intersection between Potrero Hill and the Mission.

This study identifies a set of non-infrastructure strategies to reduce vehicle miles of travel in the district through partnerships between community organizations, developers, and emerging mobility service providers.

The SFMTA will develop recommendations and conceptual designs for safety and accessibility improvements for up to 1.5 miles of Fulton Street between Stanyan and LaPlaya.

The Transportation Authority has been studying how to improve safety at 15 SoMa intersections where freeway on- and off-ramps meet city streets.

The goal of the Frederick and Clayton Traffic Calming Project is to increase visibility of pedestrians and improve pedestrian safety on Frederick and Clayton streets. 

We are studying how a paid reservation system could alleviate congestion on the crooked section of Lombard Street.

The SFMTA will implement improvements at this intersection to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility.

The 66-Quintara Reconfiguration Study identified ways to meet the San Francisco West Side neighborhoods’ transit access and connectivity needs.

Finalized in April 2017, the Alemany Interchange Improvement Study outlined a list of safety and accessibility recommendations for the Alemany interchange.

The Balboa Area Transportation Demand Management Framework process was designed to initiate collaboration between the City, City College of San Francisco, and surrounding neighborhoods in the effort to encourage sustainable transportation choices in the area.

The Bessie Carmichael Crosswalk project supported the City’s Vision Zero goal by making it safer for students to walk and bike to school. 

The SFMTA will implement quick and effective near-term traffic calming measures at locations in District 11.

The SFMTA’s Folsom-Howard Streetscape Project will make it safer and more pleasant to walk, bike, shop and live along Folsom and Howard streets.

Through this study, the SFMTA will develop conceptual design improvements to address safety issues near the Geneva-San Jose Intersection.

As part of the SFMTA’s Golden Gate Avenue Safety Project, the agency reduced the number of traffic lanes and constructed an eastbound buffered bike lane on Golden Gate Avenue between Polk Street and Market Street.

The Jefferson Streetscape Improvement Project aims to improve street safety on the main street of Fisherman’s Wharf.

The SFMTA-led District 3 Pedestrian Safety Improvements project will focus on planning and design of pedestrian safety improvements on and near Kearny Street.

The Lombard Street Safety Project will implement street safety improvements such as sidewalk extensions, signal timing adjustments, and enhanced crosswalk and intersection striping.

This project aims to increase pedestrian safety and comfort along Lower Great Highway by implementing pedestrian improvements and traffic calming measures.

San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks department recently embarked on a community-driven process to redesign Portsmouth Square Park.

This SFMTA- led project includes roadway and public space improvements to enhance pedestrian safety, improve access to transit stops, reduce both intersection crossing distances and traffic speeds, and provide new community gathering areas. 

The SFMTA’s Sloat Skyline Intersection Alternatives Analysis looks to improve overall safety where Sloat Boulevard/HWY 35 intersects with Skyline Boulevard & 39th Avenue

Park improvements include upgrades to the park’s infrastructure, new accessible paths, irrigation, drainage, site lighting, site furnishings, trees and landscaping, new children’s play area, large open meadow, several plazas, and traffic calming measures.

The SFMTA is working with the community to assess and recommend safety improvements for Valencia Street between Market and Mission streets.

The Western Addition Community-Based Transportation Plan brought local residents, community organizations and transportation agencies together to address the neighborhood’s transportation challenges.