Pedestrian & Night Safety

The South of Market is a neighborhood full of children and seniors, but to many it is the thoroughfare to the freeway. For this reason, many cars zip through the streets, not seeing the density of families accessing their neighborhood services and homes. SoMa streets are also among the longest in the City, leaving few safe crossings for pedestrians.

SOMCAN has organized neighbors and community partners, and worked wit the City to improve pedestrian safety in key corridors by:

  • increasing signage, including school signs,

  • changing streets to one-way,

  • advanced signals for pedestrian crossings,

  • mid-block crossings.