Speaking of speed limits, SFMTA engineers today approved lowering the speed limit on Folsom and Howard Streets between 13th Street to the Embarcadero and the Embarcadero to South Van Ness, respectively. The new speed will go from 30 MPH to 25 MPH. This comes on the heels of two local residents who advocated for more pedestrian safety following a neighbor who was struck and killed in a crosswalk in 2004 by a big right making a right turn off of Main onto Harrison. Seven years and a new district supervisor later, success has finally been made.
Expect more pedestrian safety issues to increase as the America's Cup draws near.