San Francisco will re-design some of its most dangerous intersections, adjusting the timing traffic signals and fixing cross walks curb ramps all over the city, with the goal of cutting pedestrian deaths in half by the end of the decade, Mayor Ed Lee said Friday.
A San Francisco judge ruled Thursday that a bicyclist accused of killing a pedestrian in a Castro District crosswalk should stand trial for felony vehicular manslaughter rather than lesser charges sought by the defense.
Mountain View police have cracked down on speeding along California Avenue after public outcry over two recent crashes that killed pedestrians.
40 percent of the victims in pedestrian accidents are senior citizens. A coalition of public-transit advocates are pushing for improvements to make Oakland city streets safer to walk.
San Francisco drivers are being reminded to slow down while driving through the city during this holiday season, a time when more pedestrians take to the streets.
The goal is to improve pedestrian safety and cut injuries and fatalities by 50 percent over the next decade.
A grass-roots organization is trying to bring to light what they call one of the city’s most dangerous intersections in the Bayview District.
A bridge board committee was expected to hear more about the proposal, which would include $100 citations for offenders, on Thursday.
It may come as little surprise to anyone who walks the streets of San Francisco: it’s topped the list in a survey of most dangerous cities for pedestrians.