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Bus-Friendly Signaling, Bulbouts Coming to Haight Street in San Francisco
"On Tuesday, the SFMTA Board of Directors approved plans to add traffic signals and bulb-outs along Haight Street, which could speed up Muni’s 6 and 71 lines and improve pedestrian safety," reports Aaron Bialick. "The approval came despite complaints from some Upper Haight merchants over removing parking for bus bulb-outs, and mixed support for new traffic signals from pedestrian safety and transit advocates."
The traffic signal changes come as a provision of the Muni Forward’s “Rapid” plans for the 71. According to Bialick, "almost all stop signs along Haight will be replaced with either transit-priority traffic signals, or two-way stops combined with traffic calming treatments." A similar plan is under consideration for Muni's 5 route on Fulton Street.
The post goes on to detail the arguments both in support and opposition of the proposal, especially with regard to the bus signals.