Pedestrian Safety

SF Begins Restricting Powell Street Traffic, Easing Cable Car Wear And TearSF officials launched the Powell Street Safety and Sidewalk Improvement Pilot, which will ban most vehicle traffic on two blocks of Powell Street between Ellis and Geary streets.
SFMTA Pushing For Speed Cameras In San Francisco To Improve Pedestrian SafetyThe SFMTA is drafting a proposal that would allow the agency to install the cameras near schools and other areas where pedestrian safety is an issue.
5 Pedestrian Crosswalks In South City Upgraded With Solar-Powered LED SignalsThe city of South San Francisco has upgraded five pedestrian crosswalks in a continuing effort to enhance pedestrian safety.
SF Explores Tour Bus Legislation After Fatal Pedestrian Crash Outside City HallSan Francisco officials are exploring whether the city can act on its own, without statewide legislation, to keep tour bus drivers from simultaneously playing tour guide too after a deadly accident in front of City Hall.
New Signal At Dangerous San Francisco Intersection Doesn’t Come CheapTransit 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.
Deadly Intersection On Sunset Boulevard In San Francisco To Get Traffic Signals 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 Supervisor Wants Narrower Streets For Pedestrian Safety, Fire Chief Slams IdeaThere’s only so much available room on San Francisco’s streets, and it seems to be shrinking daily. As a result, a turf war is brewing between those worried about pedestrian safety and those worried about fire safety.
SF Launches Pedestrian Safety Campaign To Combat Surge of Fatal CrashesThe 21 pedestrian deaths in 2013 in San Francisco has spurred a new focus in City Hall on how to make the city’s streets safer for those on foot.
Teenager Injured Crossing Street At Deadly SF IntersectionA pedestrian was injured in a crash Wednesday at the same Sunset Boulevard intersection where an elderly man was killed crossing the street just two weeks ago.
SF Pedestrian Severely Injured In Mission District Hit-And-RunA pedestrian remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a pre-dawn hit-and-run crash in the Mission District on Thursday, according to San Francisco police.
SF Police Face New Scrutiny Of How Bicycle Crashes Are InvestigatedA long simmering debate about how San Francisco police deal with bicyclists involved in vehicle crashes has reached City Hall after complaints stemming from a fatal accident South of Market this summer.
Traffic Light Installed At SF Corner Where Teen Was Killed In Suspected DUI CrashA new traffic beacon installed at the corner of Sloat Blvd. and Forest View Dr. is the first of its kind in San Francisco and only the second in the state.
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