Transit officials are fast tracking a plan to install traffic lights at one of San Francisco’s most dangerous intersections. Officials said installing traffic lights usually takes years and hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Crews will begin installing traffic signals this week at an intersection on San Francisco’s Sunset Boulevard where an elderly man was fatally struck in February and two other pedestrian accidents have occurred this year.
San Francisco pedestrian crashes, and fatal crashes are increasing, and causing city leaders and advocacy groups to demand change. Which intersections and streets are most dangerous?
The Martinez City Council has responded to complaints by merchants and residents about the number of people panhandling at shopping centers and intersections by banning aggressive panhandling within city limits.
A 77-year-old woman crossing a street in San Jose Saturday morning was struck and killed by a car, police said. Her death was the city’s second pedestrian fatality since Friday night.
A man remained in critical condition at a hospital Tuesday after apparently stumbling into the street and being hit by a truck in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood on Monday night, police and fire officials said.
A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle at a notoriously dangerous intersection along San Francisco’s Panhandle Tuesday morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.
Despite the recent death of a six-year-old girl in a crosswalk, a stop sign is not being recommended at the intersection of Bay and Gloria Streets, an intersection that many say is one of the most dangerous in East Palo Alto.
A pedestrian in a wheelchair was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood Friday morning, a police spokesman said.
A San Francisco Municipal Railway bus struck and killed a woman as she was in the crosswalk of 18th and Hartford streets in the Castro District Friday afternoon.