Golden Gate Avenue Buffered Bike Lane [NTIP Capital]

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Golden Gate Avenue "before" conditions


Golden Gate Avenue is a busy pedestrian corridor that serves numerous important transportation functions for San Francisco. The 7X Muni bus line and Golden Gate Transit Route 92 bus line travel through the corridor, which also carries heavy vehicular traffic.

Golden Gate Avenue is a High Injury Corridor with some of the highest pedestrian and bicycle collision rates in San Francisco. On average, one person walking or biking is hit by a car every 38 days on the six-block stretch of Golden Gate Avenue between Van Ness Avenue and Market Street.


Between Polk Street and Market Street, Golden Gate Avenue now consists of two vehicle lanes and one buffered bike lane.At the request of District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, Neighborhood Transportation Improvment Program (NTIP) funds were allocated to extend a road diet and construct an eastbound buffered bike lane on Golden Gate Avenue between Polk Street and Market Street.

This work was part of the broader San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) led Golden Gate Avenue Safety Project, which also included placing travel lanes farther from the sidewalks and installing pedestrian safety features such as painted safety zones, crosswalk upgrades and traffic signal improvements. The project supported San Francisco’s Vision Zero commitment to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2024.

For more information please see the project's Prop K Allocation Request Form or the SFMTA's project page.


  • Complete: December 2017