San Francisco - Transportation & Infrastructure

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

Aug 11, 2020
San Francisco Japantown Western Addition

Pedestrian killed by driver in early-morning Cathedral Hill crash [Updated]

With eight high-speed lanes, this stretch of Geary is considered a high-injury corridor by the city. Read More

Jul 29, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle West Portal

Muni Metro's return brings temporary ramps, street changes to West Portal, Church & Market

The return of Muni trains means new infrastructure and changes to traffic and parking. Read on to see how your neighborhood is affected. Read More

Jul 22, 2020
San Francisco Bayview

San Francisco sees 'significant uptick' in pedestrian, cyclist fatalities

In the past month, two more pedestrians have died in the same area where beloved grocer Gus Vardakastanis was struck and killed in 2017. Read More

Jul 21, 2020
Jul 20, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Speed bumps installed on Dolores Street hill after multiple serious skateboarding injuries [Updated]

A male passerby sustained life-threatening injuries resulting from a Friday "hill bomb" on Dolores, and two skateboarders were also hurt. Read More

Jul 17, 2020
San Francisco

New Slow Streets, more car-free Golden Gate Park proposed, but eastern neighborhoods still left out

The proposal creates a route for walking and biking from Ocean Beach to Market Street, but still leaves many dense neighborhoods without relief from crowded sidewalks. Read More

Jul 09, 2020
San Francisco Golden Gate Park NoPa Upper Haight

Set to start construction in June, Fell Street bike lane now has no firm timeline [Updated]

With the bike lane delayed, advocates say the Panhandle path is "crowded and unsafe," and makes social distancing impossible. Read More

Jul 02, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

With construction ongoing during shelter in place, Upper Haight project is ahead of schedule

Reduced area traffic gave crews the opportunity to accelerate work and push up the expected completion date on the long-running project. Read More

Jul 01, 2020
San Francisco

SFMTA to create emergency transit-only lanes for 3 key corridors

Muni has been faster than ever during shelter-in-place, and as cars return to the roads, officials want to keep key bus lines moving. Read More