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Jefferson Street ribbon cutting, Thursday at noon

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June 18, 2013
Press Contact: Rachel Gordon, DPW, 415-554-6045





Mayor, City officials and community and business leaders to mark Grand Opening of new Jefferson Street streetscape featuring a beautiful new roadway and wider sidewalks


SAN FRANCISCO, CA –Mayor Ed Lee, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, representatives from City departments and Fisherman's Wharf community and business leaders will celebrate the official opening Thursday of a new and improved Jefferson Street in the heart of a dynamic waterfront corridor visited by 10 million people a year.


Two blocks of Jefferson Street, from Jones to Hyde streets, have been improved over the past six months with streetscape and pedestrian-safety enhancements for one of the most important business and tourist corridors in the City: Fisherman's Wharf. The makeover creates twice as much sidewalk space, a two-way traffic configuration to accommodate bicyclists and ease traffic congestion, new lighting, crosswalk bulb outs for safer crossings, and a decorative, distinctive roadway.


The community-driven project re-imagines the Jefferson Street corridor and the Fisherman's Wharf area. Completed in advance of the America's Cup races and festivities, it adds to the renaissance of the bay-side waterfront in San Francisco. More information about the project can be found at


WHO: Mayor Ed Lee; District 3 Supervisor David Chiu; representatives from the Department of Public Works, Port of San Francisco and City Planning; Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefits District and corridor business leaders


WHAT: Ribbon-cutting for Jefferson Street Streetscape improvement project


WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 12 noon.


WHERE: Intersection of Jefferson Street at Leavenworth Street


PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: The Mayor, City officials and community leaders will cut a ribbon to ceremonially open the new roadway and sidewalks to the public, with cable car buses, double-decker tour buses, and Segway procession at Jefferson Street and Leavenworth.