SF considers making three 'slow streets' permanently car-free


Three San Francisco streets could stay permanently "slow," if the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has its way.

Page St., Shotwell St. and Sanchez St. were among many the city closed off to traffic during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic as part of the city's Slow Streets Program. Surveys show people support keeping those streets car-free.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, SFMTA officials aim to gather more feedback from residents. Engineers will create plans for a permanent Slow Streets design. The SFMTA Board of Directors will vote on the final plan this spring.

Twenty-five temporary "slow" streets were created as part of the program, with another 13 up for consideration next month.