Howard Street between 5th and 6th streets


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. 


  • 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


Project timeline information

Cost and Funding 

The Transportation Authority supported this project through the Neighborhood Program. 


Final Report: SOMA Youth & Family Special Use District Community Engagement (PDF)

SFMTA Folsom-Howard Streetscape Project webpage

Prop K Sales Tax Funding Request (PDF)

Related programs


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

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

The Transportation Authority has been studying how to improve safety at 15 SoMa intersections where freeway on- and off-ramps meet city streets.