“Open Streets” Week Event on Octavia Street


photo courtesy bettercities.net

The SFMTA has scheduled a series of public events that coincide with a trial week-long closure of Octavia Street adjacent to Patricia’s Green (Linden to Hayes), March 31 through April 7.

We’ve heard interest from the neighborhood about expanding public open space and improving safety around the Patricia’s Green, and this dedicated week will allow SFMTA to provide a sneak preview of what this could look like and, importantly, test the viability of such a move in the long-term.


Here are the highlights for the week:

SFMTA/DPW Outdoor Open House

WHAT:  Learn about the traffic safety and streetscape projects in the neighborhood, including draft design concepts for enhancing the northbound local lane on Octavia Boulevard between Page and Fell streets, as well as ideas for a more permanent closure of Octavia St at Patricia’s Green (same content both days).

WHEN:  Saturday, April 1st – 1-4pm, Wednesday, April 5th – 4-7pm

WHERE:  PROXY, Octavia Street between Linden and Hayes streets


SFMTA Octavia Boulevard Walk n’ Talk

WHAT:  Get out on your lunch break and walk the length of Octavia Blvd with us to discuss ideas for re-designing the Boulevard’s local lanes, circulation changes at Market St & Octavia Blvd, and the Page Street Neighborway.

WHEN:  Thursday, April 6th – 11:30am-1:30pm

WHERE: Meet at PROXY, Octavia Street between Linden and Hayes streets – light walk to Market Street and back


Additional activities during the week-long event will include a Walk to Work Day event, organized by Walk SF, on the morning of April 6th (with a hub at Ritual Coffee). Also, PROXY is hosting outdoor movie nights on both Friday evenings (March 31st and April 7th).


More project details on the project website, including a summary of comments from last year’s outreach events.

For more info regarding trial closure of Octavia Blvd, contact: Mark.Dreger@sfmta.com

For more info regarding the larger suite of improvements under the Octavia Blvd Enhancement Project contact: Casey.Hildreth@sfmta.com