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Final Better Streets Plan

*NEW* The Final Better Streets Plan is now available!

The Final Plan was adopted by the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors in December 2010, and took effect on January 16, 2011.

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To request a free CD of the Final Plan, contact:

green arrow  Maria Oropeza-Mander
    San Francisco Planning Department
    PH. 415.558.6307

Hard copies of the plan are available at the San Francisco Public Library.


Better Streets Plan Adopted Legislation

*NEW* In December 2010, the Mayor and Board of Supervisors adopted the Better Streets Plan and accompanying legislation. The legislation took effect on January 16, 2011.

The Better Streets Plan is now an official plan of the City and County of San Francisco. It describes design guidelines for pedestrian and streetscape features in the public right-of-way in San Francisco. The Better Streets Plan legislation also describes streetscape requirements for new development.blank


Better Streets Plan Institutional Analysis

To implement the Better Streets Plan in a consistent and coordinated manner the City is also taking steps to improve its street delivery process. The City asked the Controller's Office to study and make recommendations for how to improve the City's street delivery process. The final report is now available:

Previous Plan Drafts

The Better Streets Plan Final Draft updates the Draft for Public Review, incorporating all Plan Revisions. The Final Draft was adopted by City Boards and Commissions and made final. These earlier drafts of the Better Streets Plan are shown below.

Final Draft


Plan Revisions
Following release of the Better Streets Plan Draft for Public Review (June 2008), staff received public comment on the Draft Plan, summarized here. Based on this comment, staff developed Plan Revisions. The Plan Revisions amend or augment the Draft for Public Review, and have been incorporated into the Better Streets Plan Final Draft.

Draft for Public Review

The Better Streets Plan Draft for Public Review was the result of a year-long community process. It was published in June 2008. The Draft for Public Review has been superseded by the Better Streets Plan Final Draft.

View the Draft for Public Review:

Initial Concepts
Because different streets play different roles—and should therefore be designed differently—the Initial Concepts are divided by street type. For each street type, the illustrations show a typical existing condition, a set of standard improvements (such as street trees, curb ramps, and pedestrian lighting), and a set of additional options that could be applied given the circumstances of a particular street.

The Initial Concepts were developed in Summer 2007, and were incorporated into subsequent drafts.


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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.