Bigger is better in
the Castro – for sidewalks, that is!
In the works is the latest in a series of streetscape-improvement
projects by the San Francisco Planning Department.
The $4 million undertaking seeks to narrow
the street to allow for the widening of sidewalks by ten feet on either side of
The wider walkways will
allow for better flow of foot traffic, possibly café tables in front of
restaurants, and enhancement of aesthetic appeal of the street through the
addition of green belts, plant beds, and uniform new tree plantings.
Pedestrian-scale lighting could be added too
since, currently, Castro Street is lit for automobiles, not people.
Previous similar projects, already completed
by the Planning Department, include Divisadero between Geary and Waller and
Valencia from 15th
, among others.
For more information, please visit: http://castrostreetdesign.sfplanning.org.
& photo) San Francisco Planning Department, (video) On the Castro &