City Gives Go-Ahead to Update of Castro Streetscape

Castro PlanCity planners received a green light this week to proceed with a major overhaul of the streetscape in the heart of San Francisco’s gay Castro district.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board unanimously voted Tuesday, August 20 to approve the Castro Streetscape Improvement Project. The $4 million makeover will widen sidewalks, slow vehicular traffic and improve the aesthetics of the 400 and 500 blocks of Castro Street.

“I think it is a great project, which has broad community support,” said Edward Reiskin, the city’s director of transportation.

Cheryl Brinkman, the SFMTA board’s vice chair, agreed. “This looks like it will be lovely,” she said, adding that if there are travel delays for bus routes through the area that planners “go back and tweak it a little bit so we are not impacting the level of service for bus passengers.”

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