Columbus Avenue

Columbus Avenue is a key link in the bike network that connects North Beach and downtown San Francisco. However, this beautiful street lined with shops, cafés and restaurants needs improvements to be comfortable and safe for the huge number of people biking, walking, living and shopping along this corridor.

Columbus Avenue is due for a repaving in 2014. The SF Bicycle Coalition is supporting Columbus Beautiful, a grassroots coalition of residents, merchants, and neighborhood groups to improve the biking and walking conditions along this street. This repaving covers the most crucial length of Columbus, from Washington to Filbert Streets. In 2010, a neighborhood study showed that a viable option could include designated bike lanes, widened sidewalks, calmer traffic and improved transit. Now is the time to make sure the City considers all these options and makes the street enjoyable for everyone.

Columbus Avenue

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Reports and Designs

SFCTA Columbus Avenue Neighborhood Transportation Study (2010)

A jointly published report between SF County Transportation Authority and Renew SF to develop a set of recommendations as informed by broad community input for transportation improvements along the Columbus Avenue corridor

San Francisco Pedestrian Strategy (April 2013)

A report prepared by Mayor Lee’s Pedestrian Safety Task Force, highlighting Columbus Ave as a high-injury and high-priority corridor