The Green Street Stairs cut through what would otherwise
be an unpassable cliff to provide access to Sansome and Montgomery Streets.
Two separate staircases rise to meet halfway and then separate again as
they head to the upper landing.
The stairs afford a generous view of downtown San Francisco
and the Transamerica Pyramid. The upper end of the Green Street Stairs
provide a nice view of Coit Tower.
A plaque affixed to the bottom of the stairs dedicates
the surrounding gardens to Don Terner, a bay-area affordable housing activist.
As with many stairs on Telegraph Hill, the concrete stairs
are starting to show signs of neglect. The eastern side of the staircase
has the worst damage and it is a good idea to watching your footing when
using the stairs.