Walk San Francisco is San Francisco’s pedestrian advocacy organization.Walk SF and its members are making San Francisco a more livable, walkable city and reclaiming streets as shared public space for everyone to enjoy. Join us!
Walk San Francisco’s smart, targeted advocacy has been improving city streets and neighborhoods since 1998.
Volunteer-led walks explore different parts of the city every month: check out the events calendar.
Walk San Francisco wins include:
• Making San Francisco the first city in the state with safer 15-mph school zones around 181 schools citywide!
• Securing funds to improve streets for walking, including $50 million in the 2011 Streets Bond.
• Helping design Green Connections: a new network of quiet, green streets to reach parks.
• Watch-dogging the police and District Attorney to make sure they enforce laws that keep you safe when you walk.
• Helping launch car-free Sunday Streets and advocating for parklets to reclaim streets as shared public space.
• Improving safety on the city’s most dangerous streets, including 19th Ave, Masonic, and Cesar Chavez.
• Making developers pay the real cost of car traffic and its impacts on pedestrians.
• Raising fines on cars blocking sidewalks.
• Winning media and decision-maker attention to all these and the perspective of people who walk!
Walk San Francisco Mission Statement
Walk San Francisco promotes walking as a safe and sustainable form of transportation that increases our city’s livability, enhances public life, and improves public and environmental health. We seek to improve San Francisco’s walking environment through activism and policy advocacy that educates residents, city agencies, and elected officials regarding the need for more pedestrian-friendly streets.
Walk San Francisco’s Goals:
- To make walking safer
- To make walking more enjoyable by improving the pedestrian environment
- To increase walking as a mode of transportation