San Francisco - Transportation & Infrastructure

Mar 31, 2021
San Francisco Outer Richmond Outer Sunset

More than half of SF residents surveyed say the Upper Great Highway should remain car-free

A majority of respondents to a recent survey by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority say they think the Upper Great Highway along Ocean Beach ought to remain closed to vehicle traffic post-pandemic. 53 percent of residents, many of them living in the Sunset District, said the four-lane stretch between Sloat Boulevard and Lincoln Way should remain the pedestrian and bicycle promenade that it has been for the past year. Read More

Mar 25, 2021
San Francisco

SFMTA to permanently replace residential parking stickers with virtual permits & license plate recognition technology

The long-held San Francisco tradition of affixing a residential parking permit sticker to one's car bumper is set to end by next year. Read More

Mar 03, 2021
San Francisco Marina Presidio Presidio Heights

The Presidio gets a roundabout, and slew of new bike lanes

A bike network improvement project in the Presidio is being completed shockingly on schedule, and features what’s believed to be the city’s first protected bike lane roundabout. Read More

Feb 26, 2021
San Francisco Alamo Square Cole Valley Divisadero Fillmore Hayes Valley Western Addition

Supervisor Dean Preston pushes for free Muni for the rest of the pandemic

The District 5 supervisor is lobbying the SFMTA to eliminate fare until COVID-19 blows over, “to restore ridership and put money into struggling San Franciscan’s pockets when they need it most.” Read More

Feb 22, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro neighborhood group announces new Harvey Milk Plaza redesign team

Today the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza (FHMP), announced the selection of SWA Group as the new design firm to redesign Castro's Harvey Milk Plaza (Market and Castro Streets). Read More

Feb 11, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

SFMTA seeks feedback on Tenderloin traffic safety proposals, including 20-mph speed limit, next week

The Tenderloin may see a neighborhood-wide decrease in vehicle speed limits, and restrictions on right turns on red lights, if two proposals posed by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) are approved. Read More

Jan 11, 2021
San Francisco Mission SoMa Tenderloin

27-Bryant bus service to return January 23 on a new route

The 27-Bryant bus route will restart on January 23, 2021, on a realigned route that aims to speed up service while still improving access to low-cost food and healthcare options for Tenderloin residents. Read More

Dec 22, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Tenderloin safety advocates seek community-led alternatives to police traffic enforcement

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the Tenderloin Community Benefit District have teamed up to evaluate potential measures to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety through community-led enforcement. Read More

Dec 15, 2020
San Francisco Marina Presidio

Marina NIMBYs not happy with 30-Stockton extension to the Presidio

The two-month-old 30-Stockton Presidio bus route extension has some Marina residents up in arms over costs, congestion, and how they feel the buses ruin their views. Read More

Dec 14, 2020
San Francisco Alamo Square Divisadero NoPa Western Addition

Yet another cyclist hit by car on Fell Street prompts calls for Wiggle bike path safety measures

Sup. Dean Preston calls safety upgrades to the Fell and Divisadero Streets intersection that’s notorious to cyclists as one of the most dangerous in town. Read More

Nov 25, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro gets second Shared Spaces street closure, Noe Street goes car-free this Sunday

SFMTA approved the Castro Merchants' request to close Noe Street between 16th and Market Streets and Beaver Street. Castro residents will be familiar with the footprint as it's the same one used for Castro Farmers' Market on Wednesdays. Read More

Nov 23, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro Muni station elevator project delayed, Harvey Milk Plaza redesign slowly moves forward

Hoodline has learned that the construction of a new glass elevator at Castro Muni station and Harvey Milk Plaza (Market and Castro Streets) has been delayed until fall 2021. Read More

Nov 10, 2020
San Francisco

Self-published book by SFMTA staff offers an in-depth perspective of Muni vehicles and the agency's history

Muni history fans looking for an escape from recent political upheaval and public health crises should find some relief in SFMTA Transit Planner Paul Bignardi’s A Fleet History of the San Francisco Municipal Railway. Read More

Oct 15, 2020
San Francisco Inner Sunset Outer Sunset

Construction begins next month on two-year 19th Avenue overhaul

Construction will break ground next month on Public Works' 27-month, multiagency reconstruction of 19th Avenue in the Sunset. And you can bet it's going to make for some extra traffic. Read More

Oct 05, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

SoMa gets two new transit-only lanes to speed up service on the 19-Polk

The SFMTA is installing temporary "emergency" transit lanes on Seventh and Eighth Streets in SoMa this week and next, in an effort to speed up service on the popular 19-Polk bus line. Read More

Sep 16, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Half-block Church Street closure leads to merchant complaints; Muni seeks alternatives

Restaurants say they've lost business from the closure, which was intended to promote safety for Muni's now-pulled train service. Read More

Sep 14, 2020
San Francisco

Public Works announces 3 finalists for SF's new trash can design

San Franciscans are being asked to weigh in on the three proposed designs for new city trash cans. Read More

Sep 11, 2020
San Francisco Lower Haight Mission Upper Haight

City seeks new solutions for protecting Slow Streets, after drivers plow through signs

The signs protecting the city's new network of car-free streets have been repeatedly vandalized, graffitied and hit by cars. Read More

Sep 08, 2020
San Francisco

San Francisco to resume parking permit enforcement next week

If you need to renew your parking permit, now's the time — and you can do it online. Read More

Sep 02, 2020
San Francisco

Muni trains won't return until year's end or longer

The Muni metro, which shut down in August after just three days of post-pandemic operation, won't return for months. Read More

Sep 01, 2020
San Francisco Lower Haight Upper Haight

Water and sewer replacement work returns to Haight & Fillmore next week

The new round of work, fixing a problem discovered during the last excavation of Haight Street, should take about three months to complete. Read More

Sep 01, 2020
San Francisco

As hundreds of mopeds arrive on SF's streets, lower-income neighborhoods are left out

Moped share is back in San Francisco with the arrival of a new player, Revel. But the bikes are almost entirely concentrated in wealthier neighborhoods. Read More

Aug 25, 2020
San Francisco

After 3 days of train service, Muni switches back to buses

After some unlucky breaks that led to "unacceptable" service, Muni's light-rail lines are shifting back to bus shuttles. Read More

Aug 19, 2020
San Francisco Japantown Western Addition

Driver who killed pedestrian at Geary & Gough was recording 'reckless behavior' for social media

The driver, who joked about "incriminating himself" on social media, killed a 50-year-old father of two. Read More