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