McLaren Park Pedestrian, Bike and Streetscape Projects

McLaren park satellite image shown with yellow and green lines indicating possible improvement areasThe McLaren Park Pedestrian, Bike and Streetscape Projects is an effort to improve safety for people walking, biking, taking transit and driving on McLaren Park’s streets and wide pathways, including:

  • Visitación Avenue;
  • Sunnydale Avenue;
  • Crocker Amazon access; and
  • John Shelley Drive Promenade.

The initial effort will concentrate on Visitación Avenue, which will bring a variety of improvements to the corridor including new sidewalks, new bikeways, new paving, and traffic calming, as well as opportunities for a new crosswalk, new landscaping, and lighting.

Visitación Avenue is a critical road to access McLaren Park from the south, but also a connector to Visitación Valley Middle School, and between the Visitación Valley, Portola, and Excelsior neighborhoods. Although the roadway has low vehicle traffic volumes, it has higher speed traffic, and lacks a sidewalk on its lower portion – a critical link between the Sunnydale and Visitación Valley communities to the middle school.  

In 2018, the McLaren Park Vision Plan and the Visitación Valley Impact District called for redesigning the roadway to create pedestrian and bike access along the corridor. The crosswalk at Visitacion Valley Middle School has now been installed. The Recreation and Park Department was awarded a grant to fund the planning effort in this corridor, which will also coordinate with other projects in the area, as well as seek a capital funding source to implement the improvements that will come out of this effort.

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  1. What's New
  2. Documents and Materials
  1. Capital Project Update

    John Shelley Drive in McLaren Park – Virtual Community Meeting

    Please join us in discussing the future of John Shelley Drive, including a proposed car-free promenade segment . . . Read on...
  2. Capital Project Update

    Visitacion Avenue Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Project, Site Walk 8/25 at 6pm

    Please join Rec and Park and SFMTA staff for a site walk to review design options proposed for slowing traffic and . . . Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update

    Please take a short survey regarding Visitacion Avenue Pedestrian and Streetscape Improvements

    Please take a moment to fill out a survey about improvements you would like to . . . Read on...
  4. Capital Project Update

    Visitacion Avenue Sidewalk & Streetscape Meeting Recap

    The virtual meeting, held on Thursday, February 10 reviewed previous planning efforts that included the roadway through McLaren Park. Read on...
  5. Capital Project Update

    McLaren Park Pedestrian, Bike and Streetscape Projects Community Meeting 2/10!

    Please join us for a Virtual Community Meeting to discuss improvements to Visitación Ave in McLaren Park including . . . Read on...