Castro St, between Market St and 19th St

City or County Responsible for Project: 

San Francisco

Award Category: 

Narrative Description Of Your Entry: 

Castro Street between Market and 19th Streets is one of the most well-known neighborhood commercial districts in San Francisco, serving the needs of local residents and being the historic center of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender) community. In collaboration between the San Francisco Department of Public Works, the San Francisco Planning Department, and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, the improvement project set to meet the concerns the local community by creating safer streets and an improved street life experience. The final plan was the result of a community planning effort that included a series of public meetings and workshops held November 2012-May 2013. Construction was complete in November 2014. Projects highlights include new wider sidewalks; a Rainbow Honor Walk; new street trees; new bike racks & perch benches; 30 new ADA compliant curb ramps; a mid-block bulb-out to increase pedestrian safety and civic space; and new pedestrian signals.

Submitted by: 

John Dennis


Project Manager


San Francisco Public Works – Infrastructure, Design, & Construction – Streetscapes


30 Van Ness Ave, Suite 5100, San Francisco, CA 94102


(415) 558-4495