Mayor Lee Calls Two Crashes That Killed Cyclists 'Avoidable Tragedies'Mayor Ed Lee spoke out Thursday about safety on San Francisco streets, a day after cyclists were killed in two fatal hit-and-run crashes.
SF Supervisor Proposes Allowing Bicyclists To Roll Through Stop SignsA San Francisco supervisor is taking exception to the police department’s crackdown on bicyclists blowing through stop signs and is introducing an ordinance to allow cyclists to roll through the stop.
'Wiggle Stop-In' Cyclists Bring San Francisco Traffic To A Standstill WednesdayA mass of bicyclists blocked traffic during the first-ever "wiggle stop-in" on the popular bike route in San Francisco's Lower Haight and Duboce Triangle neighborhoods during the evening commute Wednesday to protest the Police Department's enforcement of a law requiring cyclists to come to a full stop at stop signs.
Speeders, Unsafe Drivers Around San Francisco Embarcadero Nabbed In Joint CHP, Police OperationThe safety operation was more about raising awareness about the speed limit on The Embarcadero and being aware of pedestrians than handing out tickets.
Truckers Face New Requirements For San Francisco’s Vision Zero Traffic-Safety InitiativeMany professional truck drivers who travel in San Francisco will soon be required to take a safety training program as part of the city’s Vision Zero action strategy to meet the goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities by 2024.
San Francisco Considers Lowering Speed Limit To 20 Miles Per Hour In Some AreasA new report by the Budget Analyst’s Office found that lower speed limits in London and New York City resulted in a corresponding reduction in collisions.
San Francisco Police Increase Traffic Citations, Reduce Traffic FatalitiesSan Francisco police wrote 62 percent more traffic tickets this year than they did last year. The increase is part of stepped-up effort aimed at keeping pedestrians safe under the Vision Zero program.
San Francisco Examines Potential Speed Limit Reductions To Achieve Ending Pedestrian Fatalities San Francisco will consider lowering speed limits on city streets to as low as 20 miles an hour in some cases to achieve its goal of ending pedestrian fatalities.
San Francisco Police Issuing More Traffic Citations To Curb Pedestrian Deaths 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 In Depth: Vision Zero, The Plan To End Pedestrian Deaths On San Francisco StreetsKCBS’ 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.
SFMTA Adopts Policy That Seeks To Eliminate Pedestrian, Cyclist Traffic DeathsSan Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has adopted a Vision Zero Policy to eliminate pedestrian and cyclist fatalities within a decade.