Castro Pedestrian Mall

On October 25, 2022, City Council adopted an ordinance establishing pedestrian malls on Castro Street between the east leg of West Evelyn Avenue and Villa Street, Villa Street and West Dana Street, and West Dana Street and California Street.

Over the next few months, Staff will continue to work with Council Ad Hoc committee for the interim pedestrian mall plan and design guidelines/standards.



                    Pedestrian Mall Extents                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


Castro Pedestrian Mall Interim Conditions

The Castro Street Pedestrian Mall Interim Conditions Plan is designed to strengthen the layout of the space, provide clear standards/ guidelines, and identify interim infrastructure needs as the street closure moves from pandemic recovery response to an interim closure phase.  

Gehl Studio, project consultant, in coordination with City staff developed recommendations for interim conditions (draft report) that could be put in place for the next three to five years until a permanent pedestrian mall can be implemented.

A Council Ad Hoc Committee has been created to review and provide direction for the development of the Interim Castro Street Pedestrian Mall plan.  The membership of the committee includes Councilmember Sally Lieber (chair), Vice Mayor Alison Hicks and Councilmember Lisa Matichak. 

Feedback can be provided at the upcoming meetings or via email to

Council Ad Hoc Committee MEETINGS

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022, linked here.

  Ad Hoc Committee Agenda 

  Agenda Item 2

  Agenda Item 3 (revised, September 21, 2022)

  Agenda Item 4 (with attachments)

  Staff presentation for Agenda Item 4

  Agenda Item 5

  Staff presentation for Agenda Item 5



 Upcoming Meetings

  • Council Ad Hoc Committee, Thursday, December 8, 2022 

 project documents

Outreach and Engagement


To receive e-notifications of upcoming meetings, workshops, and available materials on the Castro Pedestrian Mall, please create an account (or login to an existing account) at and select “Castro Pedestrian Mall”.