rendering of new playground

Photo credit: SF Public Works Rendering


The Buchanan Mall runs between Grove and Eddy Streets and consists of five blocks of green space, three playgrounds, a basketball court, and pedestrian paths. Through the Buchanan Mall Bulb-outs project, the San Francisco Public Works will enhance safety and connectivity for people walking to the mall and surrounding neighborhood by implementing improvements recommended in the Western Addition Community Based Transportation Plan. Improvements include sidewalk widening, new bulb-outs with ADA curb ramps, and utility and drainage relocation at the intersections of Buchanan Street and Golden Gate Avenue and Buchanan Street and Turk Street. This project will better connect the community to recreational spaces in the Western Addition neighborhood.

Project/Study Partners

This project is led by the San Francisco Public Works.

Cost and Funding

The Transportation Authority's Neighborhood Program is funding the Buchanan Mall Bulb-outs with $300,000 in Prop K sales tax funds. This project was requested by Transportation Authority Board Member Dean Preston (District 5).

Timeline and Status 

July 2020 – December 2020: Design Engineering
January 2021 – March 2021: Advertise Construction
July 2021 – September 2021: Construction
January 2022 – March 2022: Project Completed and Open for Use


Buchanan Mall Bulb-outs Prop K funding request (PDF)
SFMTA’s Western Addition Safety Project Webpage
Western Addition Community-Based Transportation Plan



Michelle Woo, michelle.woo@sfdpw.org


Related programs


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

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