They’re Removing the Pedestrian Bridge at Geary & Steiner on Memorial Day Weekend
This Memorial Day weekend the pedestrian overpass at Geary and Steiner will be permanently removed. And replaced with crosswalks and pedestrian friendly lights.
Beginning at 8:00 p.m. Friday evening on May 22, the area around Geary Boulevard and Steiner Street will be closed to traffic while crews work to demolish the bridge. Work will continue for 24 hours a day until the demolition is completed, which could continue as late as Monday evening. During that time, vehicles will be rerouted and bus stops will be relocated. If you’re driving or taking Muni in the area, please allow extra travel time to get to your destination.
According to SFMTA, the Steiner pedestrian bridge was built in 1962, with 11-17% ramp slopes that far exceed the 5% limit that was later established by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The bridge’s support piers also reduce visibility of people crossing at the intersection. In place of the overpass, the SFMTA will be improving conditions for how people already prefer to travel—currently, over 80% of people on foot or wheelchair cross Geary and Steiner at street level, anyway.
Meanwhile, this isn’t a ‘slow streets’ pedestrian friendly area for Memorial Day festivities! It’s a construction/demolition zone, so make your outdoor/traffic plans elsewhere. For all the details visit www.sfmta.com.