Cesar Chavez Street, between Guerrero Street and Hampshire Street, San Francisco, CA

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City and County of San Francisco

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Narrative Description Of Your Entry: 

Cesar Chavez Street is an important arterial in the Mission District that provides direct access to the Mission District from Highway 101. It has traditionally served as a speedway for cars and trucks zooming to and from the freeway ramps. The Cesar Chavez Streetscape Improvement Project transformed Cesar Chavez into a street that can safely serve all users, as well as a sustainable “green street” by increasing the number of street trees, implementing Low Impact Development & Design practices, and installing stormwater planters. The project was a joint effort between Public Works, City Planning, SFMTA, and the SFPUC, engaged in a two-year community planning effort. The project was exceptional in creating an urban livable street that the public has embraced. Construction was completed in January 2014.

Submitted by: 

Cristina C. Olea


Project Manager


San Francisco Public Works


30 Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102






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