Published Date: Sep 10th, 2017
- The SFMTA, Department of Public Health and Planning Department are launching a new pilot program called Play Streets.
- A “Play Street” is a city street temporarily closed to traffic to provide a safe place for children, their families, and neighbors to come together and play outside.
- We’re thrilled to announce that the first Play Street will take place on June 3 in the Bayview on Jamestown Avenue between Hawes Street and Griffith Street, and will recur on the first Saturday of the following four months.
- Play Streets are recurring and are hosted by schools, community groups, or neighbors.
- These events will be located on neighborhood residential streets and alleys with speed limits of 25 miles per hour or less. Play Streets are one block and may not be on a Muni route or a street with commercial establishments. Play Streets are closed to thru traffic, but local access is allowed.
- We have received funding for a two-year pilot program and the Bayview event would represent the kickoff of the first year.
- In the first year, the project consultant will partner with three community/neighborhood organizations and/or resident champions to hold three to five Play Streets events at each of three locations within San Francisco’s Communities of Concern.
- We are excited to see this program launch and expect that year two will lead to additional events on streets citywide