10. Infrastructure + Streets
|PW – Streetscape Improvement Program||The Streetscape Program enhances neighborhood streets, alleys, and plazas across the City through best practices for multi-modal safety, economic, and beautification improvements. Typical improvements include Vision Zero bulbout improvements, transit improvements, street tree planting, site furnishings, lighting upgrades, as well as pedestrian and bicycle safety features such as pedestrian islands, bike lanes, crosswalk enhancements, and other traffic calming measures.
The 10-year estimated cost for the Streetscape Improvement Program is $537.1 million.
|PW – Utility Undergrounding||Overhead utility wires and related infrastructures are potential public safety hazards and a visual blemish on San Francisco’s vistas. This project would involve relocating overhead utility wires underground. Undergrounding utilities reduce the frequency of needed maintenance but require a substantial up-front investment.
Generally, undergrounding costs roughly $8 million per mile. The estimated cost to underground utilities across the City over the next 10 years is over $1 billion.