A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about a traffic median at the intersection of Great Highway and Balboa that was the victim of much abuse from cars.
Cars that were turning left onto the Great Highway from Balboa would run over the small island that was placed there to assist pedestrians that are crossing. But the sign on the median to warn drivers was so short that cars would run right over it.
Neighbor Hugh B. estimated that the sign had been replaced at least a dozen times by SFMTA.
Good news – the SFMTA finally got the message and decided to try a different approach at the intersection. This week they removed the 8 inch tall island and installed a 3 inch high island with eased edges in its place.
Hugh for one is happy with the change, telling us “I had to push a car off of the old one last week”.
We’re not sure if a sign will be installed on top of the new 3 inch high median but at least if a car runs over this one, it won’t mean a trip to the repair shop.