Judson Avenue daylighting completed; speed cushions to come

New red curbs designed to increase pedestrian safety on Judson Avenue at the Foerster and Gennessee intersections has been completed by SFMTA. This prevents cars and RVs from parking in such a way to block pedestrian visibility at intersections. The measure were approved a few months ago. Last week speed cushions were also approved for Judson for the blocks between Circular and Gennessee, further addressing this dangerous stretch where cars speed. The cushions will be installed sometime in the near future.

Daylighting on south side of Judson Avenue at Foerster Street. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.
Daylighting on south side of Judson Avenue at Foerster Street. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.
Daylighting on south side of Judson Avenue at Gennessee Street. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.
Daylighting on south side of Judson Avenue at Gennessee Street. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

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.