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Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrians carry shopping bags as they walk through the Union Square shopping district San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Launches Pedestrian Safety Campaign To Combat Surge of Fatal Crashes

The 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.

03/06/2014

One person was killed, and four were hurt in this crash on Sunset Boulevard in San Francisco. (CBS)

Teenager Injured Crossing Street At Deadly SF Intersection

A 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.

02/20/2014

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SF Pedestrian Severely Injured In Mission District Hit-And-Run

A 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.

12/05/2013

The bicycle that struck a pedestrian at The Embarcadero and Mission Street in San Francisco on July 15, 2011. (CBS)

SF Police Face New Scrutiny Of How Bicycle Crashes Are Investigated

A 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.

10/03/2013

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Traffic Light Installed At SF Corner Where Teen Was Killed In Suspected DUI Crash

A 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.

09/26/2013

Pedestrians cross Powell St. at Union Square on January 14, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Pedestrian Safety Legislation Moves Forward

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee on Monday approved a legislation package designed to improve pedestrian safety. The full board was expected to consider it next week.

06/04/2013

Pedestrians cross Powell St. at Union Square on January 14, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Plans Overhaul Of Dangerous Intersections In Wake Of Pedestrian Deaths

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.

04/12/2013

71-year-old Sutchi Hui was struck at the intersection of Market and Castro streets. (CBS)

Judge Rules Cyclist Can Be Charged With Felony For Fatal SF Castro Crash

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.

03/07/2013

A police officer walks by the covered body of a person hit by a car at a bus stop at California St. and Escuela Ave. in Mountain View, June 21, 2012. (CBS)

Mountain View Police Get Tough On Speeding After Pedestrian Deaths

Mountain View police have cracked down on speeding along California Avenue after public outcry over two recent crashes that killed pedestrians.

10/11/2012

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Pedestrian Advocates Want Safer Oakland Streets For Seniors

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.

02/21/2012

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