Diagram of proposed improvements to Ortega Street between 41st and 35th.


The Ortega Street Improvements project will design and implement traffic calming measures on Ortega Street between 19th Avenue and 47th Avenue to create a safer, more comfortable pedestrian and bicycle route. The traffic calming measures will improve traffic safety, improve comfort and calmness, and make the local street more inviting for neighborhood scale travel by walking and bicycling. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency staff will develop detailed designs by drawing on work, findings, and recommendations in the San Francisco Transportation Authority’s District 4 Mobility Study.

The project will implement the following improvements:

  • Speed cushions to prioritize speed management and improve traffic safety and comfort
  • Traffic circles at targeted intersections to improve intersection safety
  • Intersection daylighting to improve intersection visibility for all users of the street
  • Continental crosswalks to alert users of the presence of crossing pedestrians

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 in partnership with the San Francisco Department of Public Works


  • Improve traffic safety
  • Improve pedestrian comfort levels 
  • Make the street more inviting for neighborhood scale travel by walking and bicycling

Timeline and Status

  • Fall 2023 - January 2024


  • February 2024 - April 2024

    Community outreach

    Construct speed cushions and traffic circles

  • March 2024 - April 2024

    Implement intersection daylighting and continental crosswalks

Cost and Funding 

This project was funded by the Transportation Authority’s Neighborhood Program at the request of District 4 Supervisor and Transportation Authority Board Member Joel Engardio.


District 4 Mobility Study Final Report

District 4 Neighborways Network Traffic Safety Design Toolkit

Prop K Transportation Sales Tax Funding Request (PDF)


Matt Lasky, SFMTA: Matt.Lasky@sfmta.com

Related programs


Our Neighborhood Program supports neighborhood-scale planning efforts and project implementation in each supervisorial district.