Balboa Street, between 34th and 39th Ave, San Francisco, CA

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City and County of San Francisco

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Located in the Outer Richmond district, the site of the Balboa Streetscape Improvement Project extends from 34th to 39th Avenue. Balboa Street serves as a vital commercial corridor for the surrounding residential neighborhood and supports diverse local businesses. This results in intense local use of the streets by all modes of transportation. The renovation provided a safer and more pleasant environment for pedestrians, motorists, cyclists, and transit riders to enjoy these neighborhood amenities. The Department of Public Works solicited community and user input to generate a conceptual improvement plan that met the needs of Balboa Street neighbors and users. Two community meetings were held in December 2006 and March 2007, in which traffic calming was highlighted as one of the neighborhood’s highest priorities. Based on the feedback, a master plan was developed for the streetscape improvements. Construction was completed in April 2014.

Submitted by: 

Michael Rieger


Project Manager


San Francisco Public Works


30 Van Ness Ave., 5th Fl., San Francisco, CA 94102