An image of the intersection

Photo: Google Earth


The Geneva-San Jose Intersection is located adjacent to Balboa Park Station in southern San Francisco. Balboa Park Station is one of the busiest transit hubs in the Bay Area, where four BART lines connect to three Muni Metro light rail lines and eight Muni bus lines.

In addition to this heavy concentration of transit and pedestrian activity, the intersection of Geneva and San Jose avenues handles high volumes of automobile traffic due to its proximity to I-280 freeway ramps and the demand for pick-up and drop-off activity, as well as the direct connectivity that both Geneva and San Jose avenues provide to neighboring destinations.

Through this study, the SFMTA will develop conceptual design improvements to address safety issues near the intersection. The analysis will include a focus on passenger access to Muni’s M Ocean View Line, which terminates within the Cameron Beach Yard on San Jose Avenue between Geneva and Niagara avenues. This study will build upon past analyses and develop recommendations for improvements consistent with known plans.

Project/Study Partners

This study is led by the SFMTA and will include coordination as appropriate with

  • BART
  • Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development 
  • San Francisco County Transportation Authority
  • SF Public Works
  • SF Planning
  • San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department

Public outreach for this study will be conducted in coordination with the Balboa Park Station Community Advisory Committee, District 11 Supervisor and Transportation Authority Board Member Ahsha Safai’s office, and the upcoming Upper Yard Development and BART Station Modernization projects led by BART and the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development.

Timeline & Status

The final report is expected to be released in summer 2019.

Cost & Funding 

This project is supported by the Transportation Authority’s Neighborhood Program. 


SFMTA Geneva-San Jose Intersection Study webpage

Balboa Park Station Area Plan, SF Planning, 2008 (PDF)

Prop K Transportation sales tax Funding Request (PDF)


Tony Henderson, SFMTA: tony.henderson@sfmta.com

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