Overview
An image taken at Fulton and Arguello, looking down Arguello, with a car and a person biking

Photo: SFMTA Photography Department

Introduction

The Arguello Boulevard Safety Project aims to increase safety for people biking and walking along Arguello Boulevard.

In designing safety treatments, the SFMTA is incorporating community feedback on specific issues along Arguello Boulevard, input from the District Supervisor’s office, and collision records for vehicles, pedestrians, and people on bikes. 

Near-term Improvements

Near-term improvements, implemented in 2016, include paint treatments to increase the visibility of pedestrians and people on bikes, provide buffered bike lanes to further separate bikes from motor vehicles, and create safer intersection crossings for everyone on Arguello Boulevard.

Long-term Improvements

Long-term improvements are being implemented in coordination with an SF Public Works paving project and a signal improvement project funded with revenue from the  Prop K transportation sales tax and Prop AA vehicle registration fee. Specific improvements include concrete pedestrian refuge islands, median improvements, bulb-outs, a transit boarding island, and bike lane improvements. 

As part of the long-term improvements, additional Neighborhood Program funds were allocated in 2018 to install a painted pedestrian safety zone at the Arguello/Cabrillo intersection and long-lasting green paint treatments in the bike lanes and bike boxes along Arguello Boulevard between Fulton Street and West Pacific Avenue.

The project is expected to be complete in Summer 2019.

Project Funding

This project was funded by the Transportation Authority's Neighborhood Program. 

Resources

SFMTA project webpage

District 1 Neighborhood Program Final Report, 2017 (PDF)

Prop K transportation sales tax funding request (PDF), planning

Prop K transportation sales tax funding request (PDF), near-term improvements

Prop K transportation sales tax funding request (PDF), long-term improvements

Contact 

Paul Stanis, SFMTA: Paul.Stanis@sfmta.com

Related programs

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

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