Street-level view of Sanchez Slow Street on a sunny day. A person walks a dog across the intersection.


Sanchez Street is one of the city's most beloved Slow Streets, and was one of the first Slow Streets corridors to be converted to a post-pandemic Slow Street in 2021. A full citywide Slow Streets program was approved by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board in December 2022. This project is an opportunity for Sanchez Street to pilot innovative new treatments and to test out 'next generation' improvements on a Slow Street, including concrete traffic calming islands and permanent metal wayfinding signs. The project will design and install ‘next generation’ Slow Street improvements along Sanchez Street from 23rd Street to 30th Street.

The design phase will include a site suitability assessment, detailed design drawings, and a community meeting to refine the design. Following an approved design, construction will begin to install traffic calming islands with potential landscaping and permanent signs along the Sanchez Slow Street. The constructed elements may include:

  • 50 new Slow Streets wayfinding and identification signs on poles to identify the Slow Street and improve connections to the city’s bike network, including:
    • 10 ‘Sanchez Slow Street’ identification signs
    • 30 ‘Sanchez Slow Street’ cross-street wayfinding signs
    • 10 15 MPH speed limit signs with bike/ped notification signs
  • Up to four traffic calming concrete islands on Sanchez Street to create community space and add green elements in the roadway

The Transportation Authority’s Neighborhood Program (NTIP) is intended to strengthen project pipelines and advance the delivery of community-supported neighborhood-scale projects. 

Project/Study Partners

This project is led by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. 


  • Test ‘next generation’ Slow Streets improvements
  • Build out the citywide Active Transportation Network
  • Improve pedestrian safety
  • Encourage more people to choose low-carbon ways to travel for their daily trips

Timeline and Status

  • Spring 2023

    Community outreach

  • Fall 2023

    Complete design, legislation

  • Winter 2023


  • Winter/Spring 2024

    Open for use

Cost and Funding 

This project was funded by the Transportation Authority’s Neighborhood Program at the request of District 8 Supervisor and Transportation Authority Board Chair Rafael Mandelman.


Slow Streets Program

Sanchez Slow Street

Prop K Transportation Sales Tax Funding Request (PDF)


Shannon Hake, SFMTA, Shannon.Hake@sfmta.com

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