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Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan

About the Project

The Haight-Ashbury Public Realm Plan will develop a community-supported vision for the neighborhood’s streets, sidewalks, and public places.

Based on this vision, the Plan will propose a series of projects and initiatives that can be built over time. New streetscape designs, parking and circulation plan, and a plan for pedestrian amenities like lighting and signage will make the streets more safe, comfortable, and efficient for all users, whether they walk, bicycle, use transit, or drive, and will promote the streets as a place for vibrant street life and activity. The Plan will build on and enhance the Haight-Ashbury’s unique identity as a diverse residential neighborhood, a thriving commercial corridor, and an international tourist destination.


Gathering of people at outdoor parklet on Haight StreetWhat's New

Stay tuned for the final open house in early 2015 - details to come!

At our June workshop, streetscape design options were presented for Haight Street. We asked for feedback on priorities for corridor wide and intersection improvements, and locations for mid block sidewalk extensions. Click here to view those results.

Since the third workshop in June, the City has conducted additional outreach with neighborhood merchant associations. The goal of these working groups was to introduce design elements and get feedback on transit bulbs, mid block sidewalk extensions, corner sidewalk extensions, and the Haight Ashbury intersection.

The SFMTA is refining the proposed transit improvement associated with Muni Forward. These transit improvements, along with streetscape and public realm improvements, will be incorporated into the final design to be presented in early 2015.

Project Timeline

The Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan will identify both short-term interventions and a long-term vision for the neighborhood. In coordination with MTA's ongoing Muni Forward effort, this project will develop a final design that includes transit and streetscape improvements.

Get Involved!

Community input is crucial to a successful plan; after all, nobody knows the neighborhood better than the people who live and work there. There are many ways to get involved in the Haight-Ashbury Public Realm Plan:

  1. Sign up to receive project emails and updates here Make sure to check the box for Project Updates: Haight-Ashbury Public Realm Plan.

  2. Schedule a meeting with project planners. If you or your organization have ideas about the Haight-Ashbury Public Realm Plan, we’d love to hear them! Email to set up a call or an in-person meeting.

  3. Attend the final public open house early 2015 (date to be determined).

For general information about the Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan, contact:

Lily Langlois
Project Manager
San Francisco Planning Department
(415) 575-9083

Patrick Race
Urban Planner
San Francisco Planning Department
(415) 575-9132

For information on transit improvements in the neighborhood, visit

or contact:
Felipe Robles
Transit Planner
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
(415) 701-2457


Materials & Downloads

Haight Street Merchant's Working Group #2    OCTOBER 28, 2014

The goal of this working group was to get feedback on concepts for mid block sidewalk extensions and corner sidewalk extensions.


Haight Street Merchant's Working Group #1    OCTOBER 14, 2014

The goal of this working group was to introduce design elements at transit bulbs and get feedback on concepts for the Haight Ashbury intersection.


Public Open House    JUNE 11, 2014Haight Street Public Meeting group

This open house, held at the Park Branch Library, focused on Haight Street. The goal of the meeting was to help define priorities for specific streetscape amenities, ranging from better lighting to more greenery to additional sidewalk space.


Public Workshop    FEBRUARY 27, 2014

Haight Street Public Meeting group

This public workshop, held at the Urban School on Page Street, was hosted jointly by the Planning Department and the Municipal Transportation Agency. Meeting attendees provided feedback on preliminary design alternatives for Haight, Masonic, and Stanyan Streets.


Upper Haight Farmers’ Market    OCTOBER 23, 2013

Upper haight Farmers' Market

On October 23, the Planning Department set up a booth at the Upper Haight Farmers’ Market. Despite the cold, we had some good conversations with market shoppers about the streets and sidewalks in their neighborhood. The input from this and other events this fall will be used to develop design alternatives for key streets.

Cole Valley Fair   SEPTEMBER 29, 2013

SF Planning at Cole Valley Fair

The Planning Department and the SFMTA attended the annual Cole Valley Fair on September 29. We had a great time speaking to folks about improvements that they’d like to see in the neighborhood. The input from this and other events this fall will be used to develop design alternatives for key streets.


First Public Meeting   OCTOBER 24, 2012

SF Planning at Cole Valley Fair

The first public meeting was held on October 24 at the New Urban School. The meeting was attended by over 75 residents and workers, who shared what they love about their neighborhood and what could be improved.


Background and History

Plan areaThe Plan will cover the area bounded by Oak, Center, Frederick, and Stanyan Streets, and the Muni stop at Cole and Carl Streets. View a map of the area here.

The impetus for the Plan was a proposal by the Haight Ashbury Merchant’s Association (HAMA), which began the conversation about future improvements to Haight Street and the surrounding area. View HAMA’s original document here.


Plan area map
Last updated: 12/17/2014 2:07:11 PM