Intersection of Page Street and Octavia Boulevard

Photo: SFMTA Photography Department


Octavia Boulevard serves as a major connection between several neighborhoods and the Central Freeway/U.S 101. Vehicle congestion can often be present with many using Octavia Boulevard to enter the freeway.

The Transportation Authority is conducting the Octavia Improvements Study to improve safety, accessibility, and circulation along Octavia Boulevard and the surrounding neighborhoods. 

Project/Study Partners

The Transportation Authority will conduct the study in partnership with SFMTA. 

Study Goals 

The goals and objectives of the study will be developed in partnership with the community and will build off of prior studies. The study goals include:

  • Improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians, bicyclists, and people with disabilities 
  • Improve livability through the integration of transportation options
  • Manage traffic circulation and enhance transportation options

Study Approach

The study team is analyzing traffic-related collisions, vehicular congestion and transit, bicycle and pedestrian usage in the study area. The study team is also soliciting feedback from the community about their travel experiences and potential improvement ideas.

Based on the technical analysis and outreach feedback, the study will recommend near and medium-term projects, programs, and policies to achieve the study goals and objectives. The prioritized projects and programs will be implemented with approximately $7 million from the Market and Octavia Special Funds.

Timeline and Status 

Spring 2020 to Fall 2020 
Project initiation,  outreach 

Fall 2020 to Spring 2021
Strategy development 

Spring 2022 

Fall 2022 
Final report

Cost and Funding 

This project was funded by the Transportation Authority’s Neighborhood Program and the revenues from the sale of land parcels formerly occupied by the Central Freeway.


Transportation Authority’s 2012 Octavia Circulation Study

Planning Department’s 2008 Market/Octavia Plan

Octavia Improvements Study Prop K funding request 2020-01-22 (PDF)


Rachel Hiatt, Deputy Director for Planning 

Public engagement

Previous Outreach

Project staff led a virtual town hall on May 3, 2022. See the virtual town hall below. 

Project staff led a virtual town hall on November 9, 2020. See the virtual town hall below.

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