SFMTA: Daylighting planned for two Judson Ave. intersections

On the next SFMTA meeting agenda for April 19th is “daylighting” for two dangerous intersections on Judson Avenue. This is red curb painting which prevents cars from blocking pedestrian visibility. Excerpt from the agenda (view entire agenda here PDF):

Photo from SFMTA showing locations of red curbs.

Diagram of red-curb areas at Judson/Foerster nd Judson/Gennessee. Courtesy SFMTA engineer Elizabeth Chen.
Diagram of red-curb areas at Judson/Foerster and Judson/Gennessee. Courtesy SFMTA engineer Elizabeth Chen.

9. ESTABLISH – RED ZONES

  • A. Judson Avenue, south side, from Foerster Street to 53 feet easterly (between stop limit
    lines)
  • B. Judson Avenue, south side, from Foerster Street to 20 feet westerly #
  • C. Judson Avenue, south side, from west Gennessee Street curb line to 29 feet easterly
    (between crosswalks)
  • D. Judson Avenue, south side, from Gennessee Street to 20 feet westerly # (Supervisor
    District 7) Elizabeth Chen, elizabeth.chen@sfmta.com
  • Proposal to install red zones at the stem of the T and west approaches to the two
    intersections to improve pedestrian visibility.
Intersection of Foerster and Judson, with no crosswalks. Pedestrians must step out between parked cars to cross. Google Satellite View.
Intersection of Foerster and Judson, with no crosswalks. Pedestrians must step out between parked cars to cross. Google Satellite View.

6 thoughts on “SFMTA: Daylighting planned for two Judson Ave. intersections

  1. Paul McCosh

    I live on Judson a half block down from Judson and Foerester-I am an active pedestrian who is a senior and I cross that street every day and have nearly hit by cars many times-there is no crosswalk in place. There are other neighbors who require assistive devices to ambulate and having no cross walk in place makes them very vulnerable.

  2. Why aren’t there 3 crosswalks at the intersection of Judson & Gennessee? This intersection is a main artery to SFCC, a muni stop for the 43 & 36, a route to BART. Several years ago our neighbor was hit while crossing this intersection by an impatient driver who went around the car in front that had stopped by pedestrians. Both of her legs were broken, she & he family suffered trauma and she had to go through lengthy rehabilitation. It seems crosswalks would be mandatory at this intersection for safety of pedestrians and bikers.

  3. Jack Burgis

    Why not start with crosswalks and see how that goes before removing more parking for residents already being squeezed out by the lack of enforcement on the plethora of RVs camping in the area? Perhaps the proposed red zones being shortened would be a useful compromise?

  4. Pingback: Judson Avenue daylighting completed; speed cushions to come – Sunnyside Neighborhood Association

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