New Bike and Pedestrian Signal Activated at Page and Stanyan Streets

Photo: Aaron Bialick

A new bicycle and pedestrian traffic signal was spotted in action at Page and Stanyan Streets last Friday, one month after it was installed.

People can already be seen making use of the dedicated crossing time, riding and walking to and from the entrance to Golden Gate Park. Previously, crossing four-lane Stanyan meant they had to wait for cars to pass or risk stepping out in front of them, counting on drivers to yield (as they’re legally required to).

The signals appear to change fairly frequently in coordination with the other signals along Stanyan, and they did not include push-activated pedestrian buttons. A bicycle sensor should also be in the ground, according to the project plans, though there aren’t any markings for it yet.

  • GL

    This worked beautifully when I passed through this intersection yesterday. Kudos to the MTA for making so many small-to-medium sized improvements along the Wiggle/Panhandle/Page corridor. The sharrows (standard and green-backed), bike signals, green bike lanes (at Arco), and continental crosswalks are starting to add up to real improvements. 

    Next, how about some friendly “Bikes and autos: always yield to pedestrians” signs at intersections? There may be a better way to do it, but all of the Wiggle’s users could use a little additional encouragement to be courteous and conscientious towards one another.

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