San Francisco Shared Spaces Program

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New Program For More Flexible Use Of Sidewalks, Streets & Other Public Spaces For Neighborhood Businesses

In mid-June 2020, neighborhood businesses may apply to use sidewalks, streets, or other nearby parks and plazas for curbside pickup, neighborhood retail activity, and outdoor restaurant dining, once it is allowed under the Health Order.

Businesses and local merchant associations will be able to apply for a free, expedited permit to share sidewalk or curbside space for table dining or retail activity. In order to take advantage of this, businesses must self-manage safety and accessibility requirements like ensuring a clear path for pedestrians.