The number of traffic citations issued by police in San Francisco has risen through the first three months of 2014 due to an enforcement effort to stem the surge of pedestrian fatalities in the city, a police captain said at community meeting on Wednesday.
KCBS’ Patti Reising and Ed Ed Cavagnaro sit down with Nicole Schneider, the executive director for Walk SF’, San Francisco’s only pedestrian advocacy nonprofit group, to discuss the rising number of pedestrian injuries and death and Vision Zero—a plan, started in Sweden, to reduce the number of deaths to zero in ten years.
San Francisco pedestrian deaths hit a six-year high in 2013 with 20 deaths, two of which occurred on New Year’s Eve.
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.
Believe it or not, the pace of urban living is slowing. KCBS’ Mike Sugerman found out as much, during his travels About the Bay.