A few weeks ago you might have seen our clipboard toting traffic counters at three intersections along Monterey Boulevard recording interactions between drivers and pedestrians.Or you might have taken the time to fill out our survey.
Now that the data is collected and analyzed, the report is here. (pdf) Produced in partnership with Walk San Francisco it details the existing conditions, reviews preceding SFMTA work, polls neighborhood opinion, and makes recommendations for a better boulevard.
To make Monterey Boulevard safer and make the neighborhood more walkable the report suggests:
- Reduce speed limits to 25 mph on Monterey Boulevard.
- Create school zones around local schools.
- Install automated speed radar detectors and signs along Monterey Boulevard.
- Complete the implementation of the Sunnyside Traffic Calming Project’s traffic-calming recommendations.
- Install pedestrian-actuated traffic signal in the crosswalk at Detroit Street.
- Increase the signal time at Monterey Boulevard and Foerster Street to accommodate the walking pace of seniors and children.
- Actively enforce existing traffic laws at intersections where drivers run stop signs and red lights (Baden, Congo, Edna and Foerster).
- Replace worn and illegible crosswalk “Yield to Pedestrian” signs.
- Coordinate designated school routes and pedestrian safety measures along Monterey Boulevard with the Safe Routes to School program and the Department of Public Health.
- Use street improvements to reduce the chance of wrong-way traffic on Edna Street.
- Consider a comprehensive urban design alternative for the intersection of Monterey Boulevard and Foerster Street, in coordination with SRTS, the new Safeway and the community.
The Friends of Monterey Boulevard wishes to thank our survey team Shannon Kane, Kelly Kocella, and Jennifer Patankar. We are also very grateful to Manish Champsee and Elizabeth Stampe of Walk San Francisco, as well as Rosie Dudley and Jeremy Shaw who stayed up into the night putting the report together. Thanks also to Tom Radulovich of Livable City, our fiscal sponsor.