24th Street is the heart of Noe Valley, and ensuring good pedestrian safety and transit efficiency on the corridor is the goal of the 24th Street Urban Village project. The project will include decorative sidewalks where 24th Street intersects both Noe Street and Castro Street, and bus bulb-outs along 24th Street at Noe Street and Castro Street. This will reduce crossing time and increase pedestrian visibility, improve bus loading and increase overall safety on the corridor. There will also be new street furniture like benches and planter boxes installed to beautify the sidewalks. Construction has begun on the improvements. Read more about the project here.