SF’s First ‘Protected Intersection’ Breaks Ground at 9th & Division This Week.
“Ninth and Division is one of the intersections in the city’s “high-injury network,” the 12% of streets where 70% of severe and fatal crashes occur.
The new intersection will install concrete islands at two corners to promote slower turns, and raised crosswalks also intended to slow down cars. A new bikeway design to separate cyclists and pedestrians is also planned.
As part of the project, Ninth Street will become two-way from Division to Brannan, with a new sidewalk and angled parking on the south side to narrow the roadway. The parking-protected bikeway on Division (13th Street underneath the freeway), installed between Bryant and Folsom last year, will also be extended between Ninth Street and Potrero Avenue in both directions.”