New signals make crossing safer in SF Filipino neighborhood
SAN FRANCISCO — A new mid-block signal system has been completed at the intersection of Folsom and Mabini streets, making crossing safer for pedestrians, many of whom are Filipinos who reside in senior-citizen housing the neighborhood.
Supervisor Jane Kim, in partnership with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), announced the completion of the project in support ofVision Zero, the city’s goal to eliminate traffic fatalities.
The Folsom and Mabini intersection was identified by the city and SoMa communities as a priority intersection to be signalized to allow for a protected crossing of Folsom Street. For years, Folsom Street has been on the city’s “High-Injury Network” – the 13 percent of streets that account for 75 percent of the city’s severe and fatal traffic crashes.
The new crossing not only improves connectivity to Yerba Buena and the upcoming Central Subway station at 4thand Folsom streets, it also provides a safe and direct connection to various senior care facilities in the SoMa neighborhood such as the Mendelsohn House and Mabini Adult Day Health Center.