Today workers from the Dept of Public Works are installing the signage for Slow Streets on Hearst Avenue. As of midday, they have finished from Baden to Edna, which leaves Foerster to Ridgewood to be done. There are seven intersections total, and all will be well signed.
The signage has two parts, three plastic soft-hit posts on the roadway with signs attached, and a large “ROADWAY CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC” on a standard metal pole in the sidewalk. Local access by residents and visitors is not in any way prohibited. Families traveling to and from local schools are likewise not impacted by the program.
What is “Slow Streets”? From the SFMTA website:
The SFMTA’s Slow Streets program is designed to limit through traffic on certain residential streets and allow them to be used as a shared space for people traveling by foot and by bicycle. Throughout the city, nearly thirty corridors have been implemented as a Slow Street. On these Slow Streets, signage and barricades have been placed to minimize through vehicle traffic and prioritize walking and biking. The goal of the Slow Streets program is to provide more space for socially distant essential travel and exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic.https://www.sfmta.com/projects/slow-streets-program