20,000 riders travel along Haight every day
24 buses are in operation during peak hours (morning and evening commute)
Buses make more than 20 stops
Only 50% of buses complete their route on time
25 pedestrians have been hit by cars on Haight in the last 5 years
According to Hoodline, Muni Forward seeks to tackle these challenges by replacing stop signs with traffic signals at 10 intersections along Haight (an increase from earlier drafts of the plan), moving Muni stops to alternate sides of the street at certain locations, and installing pedestrian bulbouts at busy corners. Kennedy estimated that in those 25 cases where pedestrians were hit by cars, bulbouts would have helped deter 17 of them. Meanwhile, when four-way stops have been replaced with traffic signals in other locations in the city, pedestrian injuries have been reduced, Kennedy said.
Overall, the SFMTA estimates the plan will reduce travel time by 3 minutes, or roughly 25%, along the route.