Make Page More Walkable
San Francisco’s Green Connections plan is a network of sustainable corridors throughout the city designed to green neighborhood streets, filter and capture rainwater, support and encourage wildlife habitat, and importantly, introduce safety and health benefits by calming traffic and improving pedestrian and bicycle access to open space.
If you don’t already know what a Green Connection is, learn more here.
This year, Walk SF is leading a campaign to bring a Green Connection project to life on Page Street, from Webster to Market — and you can be part of it!
To learn more, download the Page Street Green Connection fact sheet.
Three Easy Ways to Get Involved
If you live nearby or travel through this neighborhood street that spans from Lower Haight to Hayes Valley, you can:
- Give your input at the Lower Haight Public Realm Open House on March 15, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at John Muir Elementary School (RSVP for planning purposes)
- Tell the Board of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) you want a safe, pleasant, and more sustainable Page Street in May (sign up to be notified)
Here are the top streetscape upgrades to make Page Street better for everyone who goes to John Muir Elementary, or lives by or travels on Page.
The first set of improvements are the most basic interventions needed to enhance safety on Page Street:
- Create a traffic diverter at Webster and Page to keep cars from turning east onto Page (this will be tested as a pilot for impacts to safety, circulation, before the design is finalized)
- Add four bulb-outs at north/southwest corners of Page/Gough, southwest corner of Page/Octavia and northwest corner of Page/Laguna
- Extend the painted bike lane on Page to Buchanan
The second set of improvements are the most robust interventions needed to enhance both safety and walkability on Page Street:
- Upgrade traffic signals at Page/Octavia to add more time to cross AND give people walking a three second head start for visibility, as well as audible signals
- Add more bulb-outs along Page to reduce crossing distances and times, increase visibility between drivers and people walking, and slow turning traffic (specifically at Webster for school children, all corners of Laguna for the major new development and senior center one block over, and safer median islands at Octavia)
- Paint all crosswalks with zebra crossings to increase visibility
- Build raised crosswalks/intersection at Page/Buchanan to promote yielding by slowing through traffic and increasing visibility (learn more)
- Add plantings and landscaping to manage stormwater runoff, capture/store groundwater, beautify street and calm traffic
- Incorporate way-finding signs to highlight the Cedar Waxwing Green Connection (learn more)
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Questions or comments, contact Neighborhood Organizer Josie Ahrens.