As of this morning, and for the duration of the pandemic, Chenery Street from Elk Street to Brompton Avenue is closed to through traffic, in order to facilitate walking with social distancing. Through traffic by local residents needing access is permitted. Below is the statement by SFMTA:
“The SFMTA announced the Slow Streets Program back in mid-April. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the way we get around and where we are going are changing. Many San Francisco residents need to walk and take other modes of transportation for their essential trips. However, sometimes it is difficult to maintain the six feet of social distance on many sidewalks. Because of this, many pedestrians are choosing to walk in the street, exposing themselves to swiftly moving vehicle traffic. Our program aims to limit through traffic and encourage slower vehicle speeds on the selected Slow Street corridors. These interventions will make the street calmer and allow people traveling by foot or on a bike to share the roadway. Local residents, delivery/mail services, and emergency responders can still access the road with their vehicles. Each of the corridors were selected based on recommendations from San Franciscans who responded to our Slow Streets questionnaire, a review with District Supervisors, and analysis conducted by SFMTA staff and other city departments.