Overview
Crosswalk on Alemany Boulevard

Photo: SFMTA

Introduction

The Alemany Safety Project built on prior work by the SFMTA and San Francisco Planning Department to explore ways to make Alemany Boulevard, segments of which are on San Francisco’s High-Injury Network, safer for all road users. The study was adopted by the Transportation Authority Board in September 2020 and recommended near, mid, and long-term improvements such as the following: 

Near-term improvements at various locations along the corridor:  
  • Advanced limit lines
  • Daylighting
  • Pedestrian head start signal timing
  • Two-stage turn boxes for bikes
  • Continental crosswalks
  • Pavement markings and signage at various intersections along Alemany
  • Upgrade existing bike lanes to buffered bike lanes along the length of the corridor
Mid-term improvements: 
  • Upgrade signal lenses to a larger size at various intersections along Alemany
  • Install pedestrian countdown signals and accessibility improvements at various intersections along Alemany
  • Add speed radar signage in both directions on the segment of Alemany between Santa Rosa Avenue and Cotter Street and 
  • Corridor-wide signal re-timing
Long-term improvements: 
  • Design of new traffic signals at the intersections of Alemany Boulevard and Rousseau, Theresa, and Lawrence streets
  • Signal upgrades, evaluation of left-turn treatments, and pedestrian crossing improvements at other intersections 
     

Project/Study Partners

This project is funded by the Transportation Authority’s Neighborhood Program and led by SFMTA. 

Goals 

  • Identify collision hot spots on the corridor
  • Improve safety for all road users
  • Assess community need 

Timeline and Status 

Research and conceptual design: October 2019-July 2020 

Confirm community identified needs: October 2019-March 2020 

  • Up to 6 meetings with community stakeholders: November 2019-January 2020
  • Conduct online survey: January-February 2020
  • Open house: January 2020

Collect community feedback on design proposals: April-May 2020 

Final Report Adopted by the Transportation Authority Board: September 2020

Cost and Funding 

This project was funded by the Transportation Authority’s Neighborhood Program at the request of Transportation Authority Board Member Ahsha Safai (District 11). 

Resources

Alemany Corridor Safety Project Final Report (PDF)

SFMTA’s Alemany Corridor Safety Project

Excelsior & Outer Mission Neighborhood Strategy 

Prop K transportation sales tax funding request (PDF)

Contact 

Victoria Chong, SFMTA: victoria.chong@sfmta.com
 

Related programs

Our Neighborhood Program supports neighborhood-scale planning efforts and project implementation in each supervisorial district.

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