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.

Neighborhood Program Planning Guidelines (PDF)


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."

Planning Projects
Project Name District Agency Lead Allocation
District 1 NTIP Planning Project 1 SFMTA $100,000
Golden Gate Park Stakeholder Working Group and Action Framework 1 Transportation Authority $61,525
Managing Access to the "Crooked Street" (1000 Block of Lombard Street) 2 Transportation Authority $100,000
District 3 Pedestrian Safety Improvements  3 SFMTA $100,000
66 Quintara Connectivity Study 4 SFMTA $100,000
District 4 Mobility Improvements Study (Cycle 2) 4 Transportation Authority $100,000
Western Addition Community-Based Transportation Plan 5 SFMTA $100,000
Octavia Improvements Study (Cycle 2) 5 Transportation Authority $100,000
Pedestrian Safety in SOMA Youth and Family Zone - Folsom-Howard Streetscape Project 6 SFMTA $48,000
Pedestrian Safety in SOMA Youth and Family Zone - Vision Zero Ramp Intersection Study 6 Transportation Authority $52,000
Tenderloin Traffic Safety Improvements 6 SFMTA $177,693
Balboa Area TDM Study 7 SF Planning $100,000
Valencia Street Bikeway Implementation Plan 8 SFMTA $50,000
Alemany Interchange Improvement Study 9 Transportation Authority $100,000
Alemany Realignment Study (Cycle 2) 9 Transportation Authority $100,000
District 10 Mobility Management Study 10 Transportation Authority $100,000
District 10 15 Third Street Bus Study (Cycle 2) 10 Transportation Authority $30,000
Geneva-San Jose Intersection Study 11 SFMTA $100,000
Alemany Safety Project (Cycle 2) 11 SFMTA $100,000
Total Neighborhood Program Planning     $1,719,218
Capital Projects
Project Name District Agency Lead Allocation
Arguello Blvd Improvements 1 SFMTA $188,931
Fulton Street Safety Project (Cycle 1) 1 SFMTA $82,521
Fulton Street Safety Project (Cycle 2) 1 SFMTA $236,215
Anza Bike Lanes (Cycle 2) 1 SFMTA $220,000
Lombard Street US-101 Corridor 2 SFMTA $400,000
Lombard Crooked Street Reservation and Pricing System Development 2 Transportation Authority $200,000
Portsmouth Square Community Based Transportation Plan 3 Transportation Authority $50,000
Jefferson Street Improvements Phase 2 3 SF Public Works $200,000
Battery and Sansome Bicycle Connections 3 SFMTA $200,000
District 3 Pedestrian Safety Improvements (Cycle 2) 3 SFMTA $819,800
Sloat/Skyline Intersection Alternatives Analysis 4 SFMTA $250,000
Lower Great Highway Pedestrian Improvements 4 SFMTA $250,000
Frederick/Clayton Traffic Calming 5 SFMTA $175,000
Divisadero Intersection Improvements 5 SFMTA $273,500
Buchanan Mall Bulbouts - Golden Gate and Turk 5 SF Public Works $300,000
Golden Gate Avenue Buffered Bike Lane 6 SFMTA $50,000
Howard Street - Embarcadero to 3rd Street 6 SFMTA $75,000
Bessie Carmichael Crosswalk 6 SFMTA $28,000
South Park Traffic Calming 6 SFMTA $30,000
7th and 8th Streets Freeway Ramp Intersections Near Term Improvements 6 SFMTA $160,000
Lake Merced Bikeway Feasibility 7 SFMTA $150,000
Lake Merced Quick-Build 7 SFMTA $250,000
District 7 FY19 Participatory Budgeting Priorities (Cycle 1) 7 SFMTA $255,000
District 7 FY19 Participatory Budgeting Priorities (Cycle 2) 7 SFMTA $132,600
Elk Street at Sussex Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements 8 SFMTA $405,000
Upper Market Street Safety Improvements 8 SFMTA $500,000
Alemany Interchange Improvements 9 SFMTA / SF Public Works $399,995
Bayshore Blvd/Cesar Chavez St/Potrero Ave Intersection (The Hairball - Segments F & G) 9 & 10 SF Public Works $400,000
Hairball Segments F & G - Additional Funds 9 & 10 SF Public Works $150,000
Minnesota and 25th St Intersection Improvements 10 SF Public Works $400,000
Bayshore Blvd/Cesar Chavez St/Potrero Ave Intersection Improvements 10 SFMTA $100,000
Potrero Hill Pedestrian Safety and Transit Stop Improvements 10 SFMTA $60,000
District 11 Near-Term Traffic Calming 11 SFMTA $600,000
District 11 Traffic Calming (Cycle 2) 11 SFMTA $600,000
Total Neighborhood Program Capital     $8,191,562


Related Project & Studies

San Francisco has vowed to eliminate all traffic-related deaths by 2024 through education, enforcement, and road infrastructure redesign.

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 continue to work with the governor’s office, Assemblymember Ting, and District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani to identify solutions to congestion in the area.

Through the Golden Gate Park Stakeholder Working Group and Action Framework, the Transportation Authority convened a working group of residents, businesses, and public and community organizations to evaluate ways to improve travel to and from Golden Gate Park. The group collaboratively developed a list of needs and an Action Framework that identifies key efforts to be carried forward into subsequent planning processes for Golden Gate Park and JFK Drive.

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 developed 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, design, and construction 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.

This Community Based Transportation Plan for Portsmouth square will analyze the new park design and explore existing transportation and circulation around the 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.

The SFMTA’s Divisadero Intersection Improvements project will improve ten intersections on a segment of Divisadero between Turk and Haight streets.

Transportation Authority Board Member Norman Yee (D7) engaged District 7 residents in an inclusive participatory budgeting process to identify projects that will improve the safety and quality of its neighborhoods. Through this process, the residents and stakeholders requested traffic calming and pedestrian safety measures at specific locations.

The SFMTA’s Sansome and Battery Connections Project will improve walking and bicycling between the Embarcadero and the Financial District by providing an alternative route parallel to the Embarcadero corridor.

The Transportation Authority is conducting the Octavia Improvements Study in close partnership with SFMTA to identify ways to improve safety and make it easier to travel on Octavia Boulevard leading to the Central Freeway.

Segments of Alemany Boulevard between Sickles Avenue and Mission Street are part of the city’s High-Injury Network. The SFMTA is exploring ways to make Alemany Boulevard safer for all road users. This study builds on prior work by the SFMTA and San Francisco Planning Department.

The SFMTA will study how to improve bike safety and access to and within Lake Merced Park.

The aim of the Anza Street Bike Lanes project is to improve safety and accessibility for bicyclists on Anza Street.

The District 4 Mobility Study will explore ways to increase the use of non-automobile modes in the Outer Sunset and Parkside neighborhoods.

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

The District 10 15 Third Street Bus Study evaluated re-establishing the 15 Third Street Muni bus route. Residents and community members in Dogpatch, Bayview, and Hunter’s Point have raised concerns about delays and reliability of T Third light rail service on Third Street and expressed a desire to return bus service to the corridor. SFMTA is currently operating a new 15 Third Express route as identified by this study.

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.

Building on past neighborhood-wide efforts, the Tenderloin Traffic Safety Improvements project will reduce the speed limits of many streets from 25 to 20 miles per hour and restrict turns on red at 54 intersections.