19th Avenue (San Francisco)

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Coordinates: 37°45′55.12″N 122°28′38.33″W / 37.7653111°N 122.4773139°W / 37.7653111; -122.4773139

19th Avenue
19th Avenue San Francisco.png
Map displaying 19th Avenue (central green road)
Maintained byS.F. D.P.W., Caltrans (for the portion of SR 1)
South endnear San Francisco/Daly City border
SR 1 / I-280 in San Francisco/Daly City border
North endRichmond District

19th Avenue in San Francisco, California, is an 8 km (5 miles) long, six-lane arterial thoroughfare that goes through the southwestern part of the city.

The intersection of 19th Avenue and Holloway Avenue
with a Muni Metro station in the background

It begins at the southern edge of Golden Gate Park in the Sunset District, as the continuation of Crossover Drive, which cuts through the park north-south. After running through the Sunset District to Sloat Boulevard, it continues south, passing Stonestown Galleria and San Francisco State University and reaches Junipero Serra Boulevard. It then passes Junipero Serra and finally ends at the western border of Ingleside neighborhood. Despite being a city street, the avenue between Golden Gate Park and Junipero Serra Blvd. is designated as part of the State Highway 1.[1][2] The portion of the avenue between Eucalyptus Drive and Junipero Serra Boulevard is also run by the Muni Metro M Ocean View light rail, providing access to Downtown.[3] 19th Avenue is located between 18th Avenue and 20th Avenue.

State Senator Leland Yee authored a bill designating 19th Avenue as a double-penalty zone for speeding, illegally overtaking, driving under the influence, driving recklessly, seat belt violations, and other traffic offences enforced by California Highway Patrol San Francisco Division, which took effect on 1 January 2009.[4] Previous legislative efforts were vetoed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006, on the grounds that double-fine zones are ineffective without necessary safety measures. In 2007, the bill failed to come to a final vote before the Senate session ended. On 22 February 2008, Yee successfully reintroduced the bill.[5]


  1. ^ California Highways: State Route 1
  2. ^ The location of 19th Avenue in San Francisco, Google Maps.
  3. ^ "San Francisco Municipal Railway M Ocean View Route Map" (PDF). San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2015-09-10. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Double Penalty Zones Unveiled on 19th and Van Ness Avenues". 23 December 2008. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  5. ^ Gordon, Rachel. (23 February 2008). Bill would double fines in parts of S.F., San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved on 2 April 2008.