Several hazards have presented themselves on street corners and intersections throughout the Mission District. As if it weren’t hard enough for pedestrians (as well as cars) to navigate the tortuous, formidable hills of San Francisco, street dangers continue to threaten local passers-by on a daily basis.
Calls for a stop sign on Douglas and 21st Streets have been echoed all around by Mission residents. Because cars driving on Eureka aren’t able to clearly make out the pedestrians on the hill, there is no safe way to cross the street.
During commute times in the heavy-traffic intersection of Lake Street and 8th Avenue, impatient drivers are unlikely to yield to pedestrians. Because of the dog park located at this location, a high volume of adults, children, and pets cross this busy intersection.
On the Brannan Street 280-freeway offramp, drivers making a right turn often fail to see pedestrians. There have been several near-misses in this specific area.
Although residents have made several complaints, thus far there have been no efforts to help by city officials. The solution as of now? Be wary as a pedestrian crossing in high-traffic areas and be even more cautious as a driver navigating these dangerous street sections.