Transportation

Geary corridor project underway in San Francisco

Geary Boulevard
Geary Boulevard. David Wilson via Wikimedia Commons.

Earlier this month the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and other city departments broke ground on the Geary Rapid Project largely designed to provide transit-only lanes for faster travel, while improving safety. 

The $35 million project is expected to be completed in 2021. 

The project is the first of two phases of improvements planned for a 3-mile stretch of Geary Boulevard  and O’Farrell Street between Stanyan and Market streets as part of the Geary Corridor Bus Rapid Transit project approved by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and the SFMTA in 2017. It's also part of MTC's 2040 Plan for the San Francisco Bay Area.

The project builds upon prior improvements, including new low-floor buses and red transit-only lanes downtown. The project brings transit, safety and utility upgrades to one of San Francisco’s most-traveled corridors.

With more than 54,000 daily customers who use the 38 Geary and 38R Geary Rapid, the Geary Rapid Project aims to improve the efficiency of the bus route, while making the corridor safer for people walking.

The second phase of improvements will bring similar transit and safety improvements west of Stanyan Street to 34th Avenue.

 

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