Residents have been complaining for about a year, with scant help from city officials. SFPUC,which oversees the lights, blames the problems on "aging infrastructure and a complicated transmission system that must be shut off entirely when any work is being done." The SFPUC will be asking for the $34 million it would cost to completely replace the Van Ness Avenue street lights in next year’s budget, and is presently requesting $2.5 million for temporary improvements.

Until then, please be careful when crossing the frequently dark intersection of Jackson and Van Ness, as that crossing not only lacks pedestrian signals for people crossing Van Ness Avenue, but is one of The City’s most fatal streets for walkers.

Image of what could be from the Van Ness Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Study