UCSF Invests in Traffic Calming at 5th and Kirkham

By Lily Wong

a bicyclist rides through the intersection at Fifth Avenue and Kirkham
UCSF is funding a traffic-calming effort at Fifth Avenue and Kirkham Street. Photo by Susan Merrell

Construction will soon begin on a traffic-calming effort at Fifth Avenue and Kirkham Street, which will include a traffic median and bulb-outs for pedestrian safety.

This project is a result of a community process in which neighbors near the Parnassus Heights campus expressed concerns about pedestrian safety near the campus, especially along Fifth Avenue.

UC San Francisco staff worked with the community to develop plans for pedestrian safety and traffic-calming improvements for the intersection. In the fall of 2017, San Francisco Public Works presented options for the median at a UCSF community meeting, and neighbors chose the final design.

UCSF is fully funding the project (a cost estimated at nearly $500,000) and is working with Public Works, which will implement the improvements. Visit the project website for more information about the community-engagement process for this project.

San Francisco Public Works will construct the median as part of a group of traffic-calming projects in the Inner Sunset neighborhood.

Read the San Francisco Public Works notice about the project »