Bay Area/ San Francisco
Published on August 26, 2014
Changes On The Way To Haight & ClaytonPhoto: Camden Avery/Hoodline
The intersection of Haight and Clayton has a lot going on. 
Aside from being a busy intersection in the heart of one of the most trafficked neighborhoods in the city, it's also got a post office and two bus stops. On any given Saturday afternoon, you'll see gridlock in every direction as a seemingly endless stream of pedestrian traffic blocks cars and buses from inching through the four-way stop. 

Well, we're not the only ones who've noticed. On Friday, September 5th, there will be a hearing to solicit input from the public on how to improve the intersection. Specifically, plans include installing a traffic light, as well as adding yellow loading zones and blue zones, and switching the Haight Street bus stops (one from the northeast to northwest corner, the other from the southwest to the southeast side). 

If you check out the meeting agenda, you'll notice that they're also looking to put signals along Haight at Shrader, Central, Baker, and Broderick, as well as a few intersections in the Lower Haight

If you have thoughts on the changes, don't be shy: the Sept. 5th meeting will take place at 10am in Room 416 (Hearing Room 4) of City Hall.

What do you think, readers? Will traffic lights solve Haight Street's traffic congestion problems?