Chinatown Neighborhood Transportation Plan

Columbus and Broadway


The Chinatown Neighborhood Transportation Plan (NTP) is a community-based transportation planning study led by the Transportation Authority, in partnership with community organizations in the Chinatown neighborhood. The NTP was funded by Prop K sales tax and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Community-Based Transportation Planning program. The NTP focuses on strategies to improve pedestrian safety on two high pedestrian-injury corridors in Chinatown: Broadway Street between Van Ness and Columbus Avenues, and Kearny Street between Bush and Jackson Streets.

Key Findings 

On Broadway Street, the study finds that safety improvements are planned for each intersection between Van Ness Avenue and Columbus Street, and will be delivered within the next two years. The study encourages consideration of additional changes to signal timing to further enhance pedestrian safety. On Kearny Street, the study recommends immediate implementation of near-term pedestrian safety treatments at the intersection of Clay and Kearny Streets.  It also recommends that the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) identify and implement a plan for improving safety all along the corridor, which is in the top 10 percent of pedestrian high injury corridors in the city. For Kearny Street, the study recommends that SFMTA consider a series of pedestrian scrambles, a road diet, or systematic signal timing and striping treatments to eliminate pedestrian injuries and fatalities while meeting other objectives for the street including implementation of Muni Forward and the SFMTA Bicycle Strategy. 


Download the Chinatown NTP final report (12 MB PDF).