A traumatic memory from my old neighborhood, still exactly as I remember it:
The California Street cable car still doesn't influence traffic signals, even in the era of GPS. Here at California & Hyde, the car stops in the median of the street, requiring passengers to cross a traffic lane to board or alight. Note the green traffic signal to the right, which tells motorists it's ok to speed past the cable car as people get on and off. The man in the black coat and cap, waiting to board, must stand in a traffic lane that has the green signal. To the motorist, he appears to be crossing illegally, yet it's the only way to get to the cable car.
This is not a high-traffic intersection. Surely all lights should turn red when the cable car is present.
I lived a block from this point for seven years (1987-94) yet almost never used the California St. cable car. This was why.