SFMTA: Painted Safety Zones
“You may have seen intersections on Howard, Polk and 6th streets with a khaki-colored painted area and flexible white posts that wrap around the sidewalk corner.
We call these new treatments “painted safety zones” – they’re cheap, effective and easy-to-implement, and make a big improvement for pedestrian safety.”
Ways that painted safety zones improve pedestrian safety:
- Creating more distance between turning vehicles and pedestrians waiting on the sidewalk
- Encouraging vehicles to turn more slowly
- Maintaining good visibility between drivers and people stepping into the crosswalk”