Sixth Street Traffic Calming Pilot Project Community Meeting

From Supervisor Jane Kim’s office:

WHAT: Sixth Street Improvement Pilot Project Meeting

WHO: Supervisor Jane Kim & SFMTA

WHEN: Wednesday, 7/10/13 @ 6:00pm

WHERE: Gene Friend Rec Center

WHAT: Give input on the Sixth Street Improvement Project!

The District 6 Pedestrian Safety Work Group and D6 community brainstormed with the SFMTA this past February on how to improve pedestrian safety along the Sixth Street corridor – which has one of the highest vehicle-pedestrian collisions in the City.

Supervisor Kim has been working with the SFMTA to fund the Sixth Street Improvement Project, including a test pilot in the fall that would:

  • Widen pedestrian sidewalk space
  • Improve traffic signalization
  • Provide mid-block crossings
  • Slow traffic crossing Market Street onto Sixth
  • Identify positive community activation along Sixth Street


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A deadly stretch of Sixth Street received the city’s first painted sidewalk extensions last week, created using low-cost, temporary materials to help make pedestrians more visible. The SFMTA implemented the pilot project between Market and Harrison Streets — four blocks dense with residential hotels and shops — to help curb injuries while the agency develops plans […]

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The city is hosting public workshops this week on creating a greener, safer intersection at Valencia and Mission Streets, “living alleys” around Market Street and Octavia Boulevard, and a traffic calming pilot on Sixth Street. SPUR, meanwhile, has a full week of forums touching on topics ranging from the Central Corridor Plan to the future of suburbs. […]
Sixth Street today, and as envisioned (before the safety project was watered down). Image: SFMTA

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Streetsblog tipster and advocate Brian Coyne brought this to our attention: “SFMTA’s Sixth Street Safety Project, which Streetsblog has covered several times over the last few years, has now had the bike lane component removed.” The plan, as shown on the agency’s project page, is now to remove the bike facility and add an additional northbound […]