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Third and Hetherton Traffic Study

Posted on April 28, 2016


Project Description: The work described in the RFP includes the traffic analysis of the intersection at Third Street and Hetherton Street. The final product will be a traffic analysis report detailing a minimum of five different options that address pedestrian safety and traffic throughout. The report shall analyze the traffic impacts at all the intersections that are influenced by Third Street and Hetherton Street. The Consultant shall make recommendations for the short term and long term preferred alternatives based on cost, overall traffic impact, and pedestrian safety. It is intended that the deliverables of the study will provide direct input to the design and implementation of the preferred alternative.

Possible improvements that may be considered are:

  1. Leading pedestrian interval
  2. Dedicated pedestrian phase 3 removal of the south leg crosswalk
  3. Pedestrian Scramble Phase / dual right turn onto Third Street
  4. Other lane configurations
  5. “Don’t Block the Box” intersection signage
  6.  Any other feasible alternatives developed by the consultant

Project Contact: Stephanie Gindlesperger, Department of Public Works, (415) 485-3355

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