Community Participation

Quarterly Community Meeting and Special Presentation Update by DPW (May 3, 2018)

San Francisco Public Works provided an update on the 5th and Kirkham construction schedule at UCSF's quarterly community meeting at Parnassus.

San Francisco Public Works Presentation May 3, 2018

Quarterly Community Meeting and Special Presentation Update by DPW (May 17, 2017) 
The San Francisco Department of Public Works provided an update on the  5th and Kirkham median at UCSF's quarterly community meeting at Parnassus.

San Francisco Public Works Presentation May 17, 2017

New 5th and Kirkham Measurements (provided subsequent to the May 17 meeting)

Community Survey Results

The San Francisco Department of Public Works (DPW) presented three possible median designs for the Fifth and Kirkham traffic-calming project at UCSF’s August 24 community meeting.  UCSF and DPW distributed neighbor surveys for feedback on the design concepts at the community meeting, and UCSF also notified neighbors of the survey through our neighborhood list-serve.   

The survey results showed overwhelming support for the median at the intersection of Fifth and Kirkham to be comprised of San Francisco cobblestones.  The finished median will look similar to the design below:

Median design on fifth and kirkham

Quarterly Community Meeting and Special Presentation by DPW (August 24, 2016) 
The San Francisco Department of Public Works presented potential designs for the 5th and Kirkham median at UCSF's quarterly community meeting at Parnassus.

San Francisco Public Works Fifth and Kirkham Traffic Calming Project  

San Francisco Public Works August 24th Design Options Presentation

San Francisco Public Works 5th and Kirkham Questionnaire (Closed)

Second Community Meeting (February 20, 2013)

Community Meeting (August 29, 2012)
A community meeting was held on August 29, 2012, and was attended by 40 neighbors. Fehr & Peers presented the neighbors’ intersection changes, as well as revisions to them, that both Fehr & Peers & SFMTA felt might better serve the neighborhood.

Concerns from the Fifth & Kirkham neighbors included:

  • Pedestrian safety at the intersection and adjacent blocks
  • Lack of observance of stop signs in all directions, particularly east on Kirkham turning left to go north on Fifth Avenue, and south on Fifth turning right to go west on Kirkham Street
  • The speed of cars on both Kirkham and Fifth
  • Increased cut-through traffic due to reconfiguration of Seventh Avenue, and implementation of traffic-calming measures on nearby streets

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding this project, please contact Marcia Camacho of San Francisco Public Works at [email protected] or (415) 558-4015.

If you have UCSF-related questions, please contact Lily Wong at [email protected], or (415) 476-8318.

Community & Government Relations Projects

UCSF is engaged in a variety of ongoing projects designed to enhance the campus and medical center, and better serve both patients and the greater community. When we embark on any project, planning always includes engagement with the local community.