Overview
Howard Street between 5th and 6th streets

Introduction

The SFMTA’s Folsom-Howard Streetscape Project will make the South of Market neighborhood more livable by making it safer and more pleasant to walk, bike, shop and live along Folsom and Howard streets. Safety is the number one priority of this project. 

This project will create better, safer streets on Howard between 3rd and 11th, and on Folsom Street between 2nd and 11th. This includes improvements to bicycle, pedestrian and transit facilities, upgrades to traffic signals, traffic circulation modifications, and changes to parking and loading.

Both Folsom and Howard are a part of San Francisco's Vision Zero High-Injury Network, which is the 12 percent of city streets that account for 70 percent of the San Francisco's severe and fatal traffic crashes. 

Goals 

  • Improve safety for all users of Folsom and Howard streets
  • Make biking and walking in SoMa a more comfortable and enjoyable experience
  • Make changes to improve transit services along the corridor
  • Prepare for future growth in the neighborhood

Timeline and Status

This project is in the planning phase, which includes community outreach. Construction is expected to be complete by 2023. Visit the SFMTA project page for more information

Cost and Funding 

The Transportation Authority supported this project through the Neighborhood Program. 

Resources

SFMTA webpage: Folsom-Howard Streetscape Project

Prop K sales tax funding request (PDF)

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