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View FINAL Better Streets Plan

View the Final Better Streets Plan
Now available!

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New web site launched!

The Better Streets Plan is now incorporated into a new one-stop web site, built by City agencies, to simplify the process for street improvements. Visit the new site


2011 CNU Charter Awards WinnerBetter Streets Plan wins national award!

Congress for the New Urbanism has awarded the Better Streets Plan one of its 2011 Charter Awards in the “Block, Street and Building” Category. Read more here


Better Streets Plan officially adopted!

In December 2010, Mayor Gavin Newsom and the Board of Supervisors adopted the Better Streets Plan, including streetscape policies and guidelines to guide the design of new street improvement projects and streetscape requirements for new development.


Click here to find out what this legislation means for you.

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The Better Streets Plan creates a unified set of standards, guidelines, and implementation strategies to govern how the City designs, builds, and maintains its pedestrian environment.

The Better Streets Plan process brings together staff of multiple City agencies to comprehensively plan for streets. The Plan seeks to balance the needs of all street users, with a particular focus on the pedestrian environment and how streets can be used as public space. The Plan reflects the understanding that the pedestrian environment is about much more than just transportation – that streets serve a multitude of social, recreational and ecological needs that must be considered when deciding on the most appropriate design.

The Better Streets Plan carries out the intent of San Francisco's Better Streets Policy, adopted by the Board of Supervisors on February 6, 2006.

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This project is made possible by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority
through a grant of Proposition K Local Transportation Sales Tax Funds.