Since 2006 the San Francisco Planning Department has been working with the Fisherman's Wharf CBD on improvements to the area. This public/private partnership has worked together with the community to redesign Fisherman's Wharf for how it is used today. A plan that not only addresses accessibility for the businesses, people and fishermen who work in the neighborhood, but one that also makes modifications to create a better walking and biking environment for the nearly 40,000 - 75,000 people that visit per day. A consensus was gained on six key elements for the final plan:
- Pedestrian friendly streets and sidewalks
- Safe routes for bicycles
- A plan that is good for commerce
- Eases traffic congestion
- A plan that works well with transit
- Facilitates Parking
With planning and funding in place, construction will begin in the fall of 2012 on Jefferson Street between Hyde and Jones Street in time for the America's Cup races in 2013. Learn more about the project here as well as get updates about construction.