SF to "slow" some streets as traffic drops

By Mark Prado

Mirroring what Oakland did, San Francisco will begin to "slow" some streets to allow for more social distancing, the SFMTA announced Tuesday.

With transit and regular traffic down because of COVID-19, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency wants to encourage spacing, as well as pedestrian and bicycle use.

Streets still will be available to residents via automobile to access their homes, but there will be more of a focus on sharing the road on the designated streets.

The program will roll out this week and happen in sections, likely eight blocks at a time. The SFMTA will monitor its progress and make changes as needed.


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