Folsom Stroll

Major Sidewalk Widening, Protected Bikeways, New Bus Route, Two-way Traffic
Folsom Signal Phasing
Folsom Seating
Folsom Layout
Folsom Striping Plan
Folsom Cross Section

Folsom Street in downtown San Francisco is becoming a destination, but it was formerly the site of the Embarcadero Freeway Terminal Separator Structure: a stacked maze of concrete viaducts and ramps. The corridor is now being transformed into a civic boulevard designed for promenading, and Greg served as the project design leader for both the Planning Department and the Municipal Transportation Agency.  

 

Pioneering design features include:

  • Conversion from a four-lane, one-way street into a two-lane, two-way street

  • Extra-wide sidewalks with pedestrian street lighting, a double row of street trees for strolling, and ample benches for resting

  • Protected bikeways in both directions, connecting into the Embarcadero, 2nd Street, Bay Bridge and Transbay Transit Center bikeways

  • Exclusive pedestrian and bicycle traffic signal "scramble" phases to enhance safety

  • Large corner bulbouts with rain gardens to filter stormwater and reduce crossing distances

  • Bus boarding islands to prioritize transit along a new bus route

  • Integration of new skyscraper ground floor designs in functionality and aesthetic

 

Construction completes in 2020.