Overhead view of vehicles and a bus along Gough Street

Photo by SFMTA Photography Department

The SFMTA completed traffic signal upgrades at 17 locations along Gough Street, supported by $3.3 million in funding from San Francisco’s Prop K half-cent sales tax for transportation and Prop AA vehicle registration fee. Upgrades include new poles, audible pedestrian signals, larger signal heads, pedestrian countdown signals, and more. 

The highly-trafficked stretch of Gough Street between Market and California streets is located on the Vision Zero High Injury Network, the 13% of streets that account for 75% of the total severe and fatal traffic collisions in San Francisco. The project design addresses many safety objectives:

  • The larger signal heads will help to reduce the potential for collisions between people walking, biking, and driving, by improving signal visibility.
  • Pedestrian countdown signals will help reduce the number of pedestrians remaining in the crosswalk and help pedestrians determine whether there is enough time left to cross an intersection safely.
  • Lastly, the audible pedestrian signals will help those who may be visually impaired receive pedestrian indications.