Panhandle Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project


The Panhandle Pathways are located with Panhandle Park, just East of Golden Gate Park. The Pathways are used by a wide range of people for walking, jogging, biking, and crossing to get to the center of the Park. With all of these unique users it is important to increase the safety of this area as much as possible. Supervisor Breed has listened to the community regarding the need for funding and was able to secure funds via the Board of Supervisors add-back process, to make these safety improvements a reality.

Possible Scope of Work

Improvements to paving on the pedestrian path, installation of clear signage, re-striping of paint on pathways, repair and replacement of lighting with brighter energy efficient  bulbs.

Photo of Panhandle Pathway Funding Source

This project was made possible by an add-back from Supervisor Breed’s Office in the amount of $500k total over two fiscal years.

Anticipated Schedule

Phase 1 – Conversion of pathway lights to LED

Award               By July 1, 2015
Procurement     Jul-Sept 2015
Construction     Fall 2015

Phase 2 – Improve directional and safety signage along the north, multi-use pathway

Planning            To Sept 2015
Design               Oct-Dec 2015
Bid/Advertise     Spring 2016
Construction      Fall 2016

Phase 3 – Reconstruction of south, pedestrian path

TBD contingent upon funding.

Panhandle Phase II Construction Begins in October

Construction will begin on Monday, October 3, 2016. It is scheduled for two months, but weather dependent, may be extended to December 2016. The project scope includes installing benches, trash can and surface mounted bike racks on the north side of the Panhandle. New trash cans will be installed on the south side … Continue reading

UPDATE: Golden Gate Panhandle Pedestrian Safety Improvements

In September 2015, the Recreation and Park Commission approved a community-supported, concept plan to improve pedestrian safety along the multi-use pathway on the north side of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle. Planned pedestrian (and bicycle!) safety improvements to the multi-use path shall include: Restriping the centerline of the multi-use pathway; … Continue reading

Panhandle Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project Onsite Open House

We hope you can join us onsite at the Panhandle to discuss safety improvements to the pathways, lighting and signage issues. Please tell your neighbors and friends, we will be onsite to answer questions about the upcoming improvements. SATURDAY AUGUST 1ST, 2015 ON THE PANHANDLE AT ASHBURY INTERSECTION 10-12:00AM We … Continue reading

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