Shared Spaces Media Resources

Photo gallery  

Images of Shared Spaces all over San Francisco are available here for viewing and download.


Shared Spaces Best Practices Webinar - Slide Deck on January 21, 2021

San Francisco Planning Urban Research Association on September 23, 2020

City Planning Commission on September 10, 2020

Small Business Commission Meeting on August 24, 2020

Entertainment Commission Meeting on August 4, 2020

Small Business Commission Meeting on August 10, 2020

Small Business Commission Meeting on July 27, 2020

Small Business Commission Meeting on July 13, 2020

Press releases

Mayor London Breed Announces Legislation to make the Shared Spaces Program permanent. Friday, March 12, 2021

Mayor London Breed Announces Program for Outdoor Entertainment and Amplified Sound as Part of City's Reopening. September 25, 2020. 

San Francisco to Resume Outdoor Personal Services Starting September 1. August 28, 2020. 

Mayor London Breed Announces Outdoor Dining in San Francisco Starting This Weekend. July 9, 2020.

Mayor London Breed Announces Shared Spaces Program to Support Neighborhood Activity and Local Businesses. May 26, 2020.

SFMTA blog articles

Shared Spaces — Keeping Our Commercial Corridors Alive and Well by Mayor London Breed. September 4, 2020 

New Interactive “Shared Spaces” Map and Dashboard Launched. SFMTA, August 19, 2020.

Supporting Community Needs in the Tenderloin. SFTMA, July 31, 2020.

Valencia Street and Grant Avenue: The first two “Shared Spaces” Street Closures. SFTMA, July 23, 2020.

Media coverage to date 

Print and web

Tenderloin merchants, residents come together over street closuresSF Examiner. September 26, 2020. 

San Francisco Moves Forward with Outdoor Live Music, Entertainment in Shared SpacesKQED. September 25, 2020.

Shared Spaces: a crisis-driven experiment that could permanently change SF’s urban landscapeMission Local. September 22, 2020. 

Hayes Street will close to cars every weekend to help businesses gutted by the pandemic. SF Chronicle. August 25, 2020. 

As restaurants take over sidewalks to provide pandemic-safe dining, people with disabilities encounter barriers. The Washington Post. August 23, 2020.

Castro stretch of 18th Street to go car-free on Sundays. Hoodline. August 21, 2020,

Here’s How the Mission and Chinatown Look When Restaurants Take Over the Streets. SFEater. July 28, 2020. 

Two Blocks on Valencia Street Go Car-Free This Weekend To Celebrated Success. SFiST. July 26, 2020. 

Shared Spaces slowly making good on its promises. SF Examiner. July 25, 2020.

Valencia Street goes car-free on weekend evenings for outdoor shopping, dining, and drinks. 7x7 Magazine. July 20, 2020.

Struggling merchants hope Mission’s Valencia Street will bustle again under traffic closure plan. San Francisco Chronicle. July 16, 2020 

Car-free Valencia: On-street, outdoor dining approved for three-month pilot. Mission Local. July 16, 2020

Mayor Breed approves program to allow restaurants, small businesses to operate on sidewalks. SF Gate. May 26, 2020.

San Francisco plans to offer sidewalks, streets, public spaces for business activity. San Francisco Chronicle. May 26, 2020. 

SF Mayor Says Restaurants Can Take Over City Sidewalks, Parking Spots, and Streets. SF Eater. May 26, 2020.


Valencia Street in SF Mission District Goes Car-Free. KPIX 5, CBS SF Bay Area. July 24, 2020.

2 blocks along SF’s Valencia Street will close to make room for outdoor dining, shopping. KRON4. July 17, 2020.

San Francisco mayor announces program to allow some businesses to operate in public spaces. Fox 2 KTVU. May 26, 2020.

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Last updated March 12, 2021