Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign

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Project Information

This planning effort will evaluate design options for the portion of the Twin Peaks roadway adjacent to and between the two peaks and the Christmas Tree point parking entrance. The objectives are to create safer connections to Twin Peaks Trail System, improve pedestrian and bicycle access, and provide a defined connection to the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

Existing conditions

  • – Under-used roadway capacity;
  • – Limited access for pedestrians and bicyclists;
  • – Confusing design at the intersections;
  • – No clear connection to trails;
  • – Insufficient protection for sensitive habitats; and
  • – Opportunity for Collaboration between city agencies.

Project Objectives

  • – Reallocate a portion of the existing roadway from vehicle use to pedestrian and bicycle use;
  • – Determine the best location and orientation of pedestrian crossings to link with the trail sections;
  • – Recommend realignment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail to cross over Twin Peaks Blvd; and
  • – Identify opportunities to improve bicycle and pedestrian access.

Project Funding

Funding for the Twin Peaks “Figure 8” redesign is provided by a Priority Conservation Area grant, Proposition K Transportation Improvement funds, and the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond.

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Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign Updates

Rec and Park staff, together with SFMTA staff, recommend extending the Twin Peaks Figure 8 Pilot, which uses paint and concrete barriers to designate the eastern half of the Figure 8 roadway for people walking and biking. The Pilot has been in place since July 2016, during which time the … Continue reading

Twin Peaks Pilot Promenade Online Survey Closing July 26

A year ago, on July 13, 2016, the eastern half of the “Figure 8” roadway loop of Twin Peaks Boulevard was transformed to a car-free area for people gazing, hiking and biking on top of San Francisco’s famous Twin Peaks.  This pilot project was legislated by the SFMTA and is part of a … Continue reading

Twin Peaks Trails Opened This Afternoon

The newly aligned, more sustainable trail adjacent to Mission Blue Butterfly habitat opened to the public this afternoon!  Improvements include the replacement of deteriorated steps, new wayfinding signs, erosion control and habitat protection. This work was funded by the 2008 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond and by a Habitat … Continue reading

Twin Peaks Road Paving and Figure 8 Project Updates

San Francisco Public Works is moving forward as planned with the second phase of Twin Peaks Boulevard repaving.  The paving work includes the portion of the “Figure 8” that is currently closed to motorists as part of SFMTA’s pilot road closure.  This work—and road closures and rerouting—is proceeding more quickly … Continue reading

Twin Peaks Trail Opening and Closure Updates

The northern half of trail on the north (Eureka) peak at Twin Peaks (Twin Peaks Boulevard and Christmas Tree Point Road) re-opened to the public this afternoon!   See before and after photos below. Thank you for your patience as we take the next two weeks to wrap up trail improvements … Continue reading

Twin Peaks Trails North (Eureka) Peak Closed for Construction, January 23

The Twin Peaks trails improvement contractor team mobilized Monday morning, January 23rd.  After installing temporary fencing for erosion control and protection of sensitive habitat area, the north (Eureka) peak will be closed to the public so contractor team can remove and replace steps.  Trail closure signage and protective fencing has … Continue reading

Twin Peaks Trails Improvement Construction Starting Week of January 17

We are excited to announce that Rec and Park will be working with Campbell Grading Inc on trails improvements at Twin Peaks. Improvements build on work completed by volunteers in summer 2016 and include the following: Replacement of steps on the north peak, as well as along the newly aligned … Continue reading

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Project FAQs

SFMTA, in partnership with Rec and Park, has developed an FAQ sheet in response to some questions that have come up about the Pilot Project.

Please click here for the FAQ sheet

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