SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The navigation app Waze released a list of the most perilous intersections for pedestrians and cyclists in San Francisco.
Last month, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco became the first five agencies to share their traffic accident data with Waze. It falls in line with many cities’ Vision Zero goals, an international initiative to bring road fatalities to zero.
San Francisco contributed data from 2008 to 2012, giving more consideration to severe and fatal injuries.
12th St, Mission St, Otis St, and South Van Ness Ave
“This enormous intersection has 17 lanes of traffic and 7 crosswalks. Between 2005 and 2012, there were 92 vehicle collisons here: 6 with bicycles, 12 with pedestrians, and 74 with other cars.”
Potrero Ave and 16th St
“On the periphery of the Mission district, this busy intersection features five lanes of Potrero crossing four lanes of 16th St. A pedestrian was killed at this intersection in 2013, and 10 pedestrians were hit by cars here between 2012 and 2013.”
Market St, Octavia Blvd, and Hwy 101
“Here, Octavia Blvd turns into an on-ramp for the 101 as it crosses Market St. Of the 42 collisions of cars and bicycles at this intersection between 2005 and 2012, six were categorized as severe.”
Waze, acquired by Google for an estimated $1.1 billion in 2013, said it has future plans to alert drivers about these dangerous intersections via their app.
Nicole Jones is a digital producer for CBS San Francisco. Follow her musings @nicjonestweets