Nob Hill Sidewalk Widths
The sidewalk widths in Nob Hill have not been reduced in any section and have never been removed from any plans. These have been in the final plans since 2015 and were a result of 4 years of community dialogue.
The final plans for ART include more than 4,000 feet of wider sidewalks in Nob Hill. This is in addition to the existing sidewalks which were, and continue to be wider than 6 feet. When we are complete with ART, more than 80% of the sidewalks will be greater than 8 feet wide with the remaining sidewalks still being 6 feet or wider. Also, through the ART project there will be more than 100 new trees planted with more than 90 of those being along the sidewalks.
The sidewalk widths are a balance between keeping the existing parking, which is so valuable to the adjacent businesses, and the sidewalk width for pedestrian activity.