When Imagination Goes Public


When Imagination Goes Public
When Imagination Goes Public

Street Project

La Playa Pedestrian Improvements


1400 La Playa St.
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In Development

Opening Date

In Development


SF Planning


Office of Supervisor Katy Tang
SF Arts Commission
La Playa Park Coalition
San Francisco Public Works

A pedestrian plaza at the end of the N-Judah Muni line

The La Playa pedestrian improvements project is a community-driven initiative to improve pedestrian safety and mobility, to enhance the community character, and to create a vibrant public space at the intersection of Judah Street with La Playa Street in the Outer Sunset Neighborhood.

The short-term programs may include*:

  • Creating temporary public spaces on La Playa and Judah Streets, painted and separated from the travel lane by physical barriers, such as planters
  • Coverting a short stretch of La Playa Street into a one-way street
  • Greening, outdoor seating and art installations
  • Bike parking and surfboards storage
  • A ground mural anchoring the new public space
  • Signage to celebrate the identity of the Outer Sunset neighborhood and create a gateway between the city and the Pacific Ocean

This pilot project might ultimately inform the permanent space redesign that will be part of the forthcoming SFMTA Muni Forward project along the N-Judah line.

* Design in progress. Check back for updates!

February 16, 2017

La Playa Project Site Traffic and Pedestrian Activity

The La Playa/Judah intersection is one of the most prominent attractions of the Outer Sunset neighborhood thanks to its direct access to Ocean Beach, neighborhood amenities, and the N-Judah Muni Metro line. Despite its attractions, this intersection is not the most safe place to bike, walk, or drive. This time lapse video shows that trains laying over in the middle of the intersection interfere with the regular movement of traffic, making drivers confused and resulting in dangerous maneuvers and conflict points.

The goal of the La Playa Ped Improvements Pilot project is to make this intersection a safe and pleasant place to be. Please take a look at this video and share your ideas to improve this intersection!




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