San Francisco Makes Shared Spaces Permanent!

UPDATE: We are thrilled to share that the Permanent Shared Spaces Legislation passed at the Board of Supervisors on July 20th after being supported on the first read July 13th. We would like to thank Mayor Breed for her unwavering leadership on this groundbreaking policy, the members of the Board of Supervisors who supported this, the city departments and their staff for all the hard work to make this come together, and the residents and advocates who worked to share their perspectives. 

We’d also like to thank everyone who called in to provide public comment in support of this legislation. This was truly a team effort. 

You can find more details in our newsletter here.

Existing permit holders do not need to take action now. The City is assessing new legislation program parameters. 

Stay tuned for details on next steps, updated design guidelines, and for when applications open for the permanent program. Keep an eye on the City’s Shared Spaces website for more information in the coming days. 

 Thank you to our Community Partners for supporting a permanent Shared Spaces program! 


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