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Transbay Transit Streetscape

The Transbay Transit Center Streetscape Project, Phase 1, will bring much needed pedestrian improvements near the area of First and Mission streets. The project will add a mid-block pedestrian crosswalk signal and bulb-outs at the Shaw Alley and Mission Street intersection. This project also will widen the sidewalk along the north side of Mission Street between Fremont Street and First Street as well as First Street between Mission and Minna streets.

These improvements will help accommodate the additional foot traffic in the area that could be expected upon completion of the Transbay Transit Center. The Transbay Transit Center, which is currently under construction, will replace the former Transbay Terminal in downtown San Francisco with a modern transit hub.

Highlights of the Transbay Transit Hub include:

  • Regional transportation hub containing more than one million square feet
  • Serving 11 transportation systems
  • Featuring City Park, a 5.4-acre rooftop public park. The 1,400-foot-long elevated linear park will include a variety of activities and amenities, including an open-air amphitheater, gardens, trails, open grass areas, children's play space, as well as a restaurant and cafe
  • Featuring the Grand Hall, a ground-level floor with an open air main entrance off Mission Street between Salesforce Tower and Fremont Street known as Mission Square, which will include an information center, ticket kiosks, automated ticketing and the main escalators
  • Featuring a dramatic Light Column, which will allow natural daylight into the Transit Center
  • Incorporating the groundbreaking geometrical pattern of Dr. Roger Penrose, the eminent British mathematical physicist, in the undulating metal facade
  • Including sustainable design features, which will allow the facility to achieve LEED Gold certification
  • Pedestrian bridges that connect the Transit Center’s rooftop park to surrounding development
  • Supporting significant public artworks throughout the facility
  • Providing unique retail shopping and dining experiences

For additional information on the Transbay Transit Hub, please visit


Streets & Streetscapes
STATUS In Progress
Start Date November 2017
Completion Date May 2018
Release Date
Monday, November 13, 2017
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Project Manager
Shannon Cairns