The SFPD is Keeping a Watchful Eye Over Fell and Masonic

This is what it looks like when elements of the San Francisco Police Department keep a watchful eye over the problematic intersection of the streets Fell and Masonic.

Things are still shaking out in this area – the new traffic signal scheme is still being tinkered with. Part of the problem is that motorists just don’t understand what they are looking at. Peer pressure, such as “the car to right of me is going now so I should too,” still has a strong effect. If you had to choose which part of westbound traffic, cars or peds/cyclists, should be allowed to go first during each signal cycle, which would you choose? The City has tried it both ways already – it seems there are pros and cons for either choice.   

Cops like these will go after motorists and cyclists alike, so let’s all be careful out there. Click to expand:

The reign of Robert “Don’t Call Him CrazyRob Anderson (who still refuses to post his social security number online for all the world to see) might soon be coming to a close, so perhaps it’s time to start thinking outside of the box.

Getting rid of an entire block of Masonic betwixt Fell and Oak might be too radical for some, but how about eliminating left turns off of westbound Fell into Masonic altogether? There’s a similar prohibition on left turns farther down Fell at Stanyan and that seems to work out O.K.

Something to think about, non?

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2 Responses to “The SFPD is Keeping a Watchful Eye Over Fell and Masonic”

  1. Akit says:

    The city should install a sign that says “No turn on red left arrow.”

    Drivers who know about DMV rules, knows that they should never turn against a red arrow.

  2. meligrosa says:

    Great photo!
    I ditto akit. that’d make sense or just restricting the turn seems to work fine with motorists around the city ie. geary and lombard on limited times/turns. etc..