March 15, the SFMTA Board approved the Lombard Street Safety project, which included a package of safety treatments to make what once was a high-crash street with frequent collisions, safer for everyone.
The treatments include transit and pedestrian bulbs, high-visibility crosswalks, leading pedestrian intervals, advanced limit lines and daylighting. Combined these treatments can effectively reduce the high collision-rates for pedestrians and vehicles on Lombard Street.
Beginning this summer near-term safety improvements, including signal timing adjustments, intersection daylighting, and enhanced crosswalk/intersection striping will be installed. The following summer construction of the bulbs (sidewalk extensions) will begin. Outreach to residents and businesses in the surrounding community will continue throughout the construction process.