In 2006, the Visitacion Valley community, in coordination with the San Francisco Planning Department and the Department of Public Works, completed a process to design detailed pedestrian, streetscape, and traffic calming improvements to Leland Avenue, the neighborhood ‘Main Street’ of Visitacion Valley.
The Leland Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project includes 63 newly planted trees, 30 accessible curb ramps, 15 corner bulb-outs and 45 pedestrian light fixtures. In addition, the street and sidewalks were repaved and now include decorative-stamped crosswalks to promote pedestrian safety, sidewalk furniture and public art entitled “Street Life” (commissioned by the SF Arts Commission and designed by Rebar). DPW collaborated closely with the SF Public Utilities Commission to include stormwater management facilities as part of the streetscape improvements, including bulbouts that capture rain runoff during storms and reduce strain on the city's sewer system.
For more information, download the Leland Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project Factsheet (PDF).
Leland Avenue between Bayshore Boulevard and Rutland Street
Construction began: August 2009
Construction completed: September 2010
This project was funded through a combination of two Transportation Transportation for Livable Communities (TLC) federal grants with local matching funds to total $4.1 million.
Department of Public Works
SF Planning Department
SF Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)
Project Manager, Great Streets Program
McGuire and Hester