Crosswalks along Grandview Drive and DNA Way were stripped of hard-to-service in-ground pedestrian indicators and were refitted with solar-powered signals mounted on stand-alone poles that flash when a push-button device is triggered.
Public Works Director Brian McMinn said in a statement that the new technology will increase reliability, reduce the overall maintenance cost, and reduce energy usage:
“These flashing beacons implement the latest in pedestrian crossing standards.”
Old crossing systems required multiple poles and pedestals, constant bouts with wiring and rewiring, and higher usage of electricity to warn motorists of crossing pedestrians.
The new crossing systems mirror the latest pedestrian safety projects recently completed on Forbes Boulevard, which added new bicycle lanes, landscaping, and pedestrian crosswalk systems to South San Francisco‘s major business thoroughfare.