Velasco identified specific locations for the upgrades and changes:
- Crosswalks will be re-striped at Anza/O’Farrell, Grove, and Hayes
- Sections of center traffic lanes will be re-striped the length of the corridor
- 25 MPH will be painted on north bound traffic lane surfaces at Fell and at
and on southbound lanes at O’Farrell and Fulton Fulton
- Warning signs for motorists to merge into the adjacent lane will be posted at Fell and at Hayes
- Signals at Anza/O’Farrell will be upgraded as well as pedestrian signals at Turk
- Median signal and pole at Anza/O’Farrell will be removed (Velasco said this was a maintenance issue as the pole is frequently hit and damaged by vehicles and the agency prefers “side-mounting” signals)
Fix Masonic had also requested that the SFMTA seek a “double fine zone” along Masonic and change the corridor to a school zone. Both measures require legislative approval, and Velasco said the agency is considering legislation. Another recommendation by the group has been to obtain greater enforcement of the 25 MPH speed limit. Velasco said the SFPD Traffic Company will increase its monitoring for speed violations.
The SFMTA recently helped complete a final report that recommends a re-design of
For previous articles in the A Better Masonic series, check here.
My regrets for mis-spelling Manito Velasco's name in the original version of this article.