The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Walk SF held a news conference a few days ago concerning this intersection in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle. Is this crosswalk part of a Class 1 Bike Path? Is that a good thing? Do injured people get static from insurance companies for not walking their bikes across the crosswalk? They do. Do cyclists routinely cross this intersection against the 15-second countdown light flashing at them in red lights? They do, probably because it only takes them a few seconds to get across.
Our conclusion is that this intersection is a mess, despite some of the recent ameliorative improvements. We welcome increased attention to safety for peds and bikers at this location.