A group called SFMTrA (San Francisco Metropolitan Transformation Authority) are working to make the streets of the Californian city for pedestrians and cyclists and their latest project has involved taking matters into their own hands and installing posts along the length of a bike lane.
The anonymous group installed the posts, called traffic delineators, alongside the bike lane at Golden Gate Park which is a popular route for cyclists.
SFMTrA had previously been known for placing traffic cones around the city alongside bike lanes, but decided to go for a more permanent option for their latest undertaking.
Prior to setting down the posts, they tweeted a video of the bike lane with the message: “We’re tired of drivers cutting this corner at high speed.”
We're tired of drivers cutting this corner at high speed. pic.twitter.com/tsm2vXMQ9Z
— SF Transformation (@SFMTrA) September 17, 2016
A statement on their website reads as follows:
“The traffic delineator, sometimes called a safe hit post, or soft hit post, is a more permanent tool to keep cars out of bike lanes and mark pedestrian crossings.”
“We ordered some beautiful delineators from the nice folks at Traffic Safety Warehouse, and made sure to also buy adhesive butyl pads to stick them in the ground.”
“And then we decided to make the entrance to Golden Gate Park safer. So odd that this isn’t already a protected bike lane, but we figure this is a good start.”
“We were super happy with how this turned out. We’ll let you know about how durable these posts are.”