Despite a campaign by San Francisco Police to crack down on speeding drivers and those who fail to yield or other behavioral problems, pedestrians-vehicle collisions in San Francisco are at a 12-year high, according to police data.
Hours after Bay Area drivers made their way across the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span for the first time on Monday night, dozens of people pedaled and walked on the span’s newly opened bike and pedestrian path Tueday morning.
With the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge opening in less than two weeks, bridge officials on Thursday highlighted the bike and pedestrian path that will be part of the new structure.
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.
The victim was identified Tuesday by the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office as 59-year-old Ruifen Ma, of Mountain View.
State Sen. Leland Yee on Friday introduced legislation permanently extending double fine zones for dangerous stretches of 19th Avenue and Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco.
The collision was reported around 2:30 p.m. at Market and Beale streets, police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi said. The truck driver stopped at the scene and is cooperating with investigators, he said.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board unanimously approved plans Tuesday to modify a stretch of Masonic Avenue into a more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly boulevard.
San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency wants to make major changes on a busy thoroughfare in San Francisco with a long history of accidents.
A man jogging in Castro Valley Thursday morning was injured when a car struck him in a crosswalk, according to a California Highway Patrol officer.