The goal of the Lower Great Highway Pedestrian Improvements Project is to increase pedestrian safety and comfort along Lower Great Highway by implementing pedestrian improvements and traffic calming measures. The project was born out of community concerns around pedestrian safety, particularly when Upper Great Highway is closed.
At the request of former District 4 Supervisor and Transportation Authority Board Member Katy Tang, the SFMTA will use Neighborhood Program funds to engage the community and evaluate the feasibility of traffic calming measures on the Lower Great Highway from Lincoln Avenue to Sloat Boulevard. Based on this community engagement, SFMTA will then implement a suite of improvements on the Lower Great Highway, including measures that address traffic diversion from the Great Highway.
While the Lower Great Highway is not on the city's High Injury Network, many pedestrians have reported feeling unsafe and vulnerable when crossing this street on their way to and from Ocean Beach. This in part stems from a lack of pedestrian accessibility to the many informal paths that lead over the vegetated median. Some of these paths are not made adequately visible to drivers on the Lower Great Highway by signs or signals.
Potential improvements include signage improvements, parking changes, improved roadway striping, raised crosswalks, a concrete median island, and more.
Cost and Funding
This project is supported by the Transportation Authority’s Neighborhood Program at the request of former District 4 Supervisor and Transportation Authority Board Member Katy Tang.
Shivam Vohra, SFMTA: Shivam.Vohra@sfmta.com