Folsom and Howard are two of the city’s high-injury corridors, the 12% of streets that account for over 70% of all crashes. During the five years from 2011 to 2016, over 300 people were injured and three lost their lives on these dangerous, fast, one-way streets, including 44 year-old Melissa Kitson who was walking on Howard, 26 year-old Katherine Slattery who was bicycling, and 24 year-old Amelie Le Moullac, who was killed on Folsom while riding her bicycle.
If you don’t already know what a high-injury corridor is, learn more here.
This year, Walk SF is leading a campaign to transform Folsom and Howard into safe, walkable, bike and transit-friendly streets, from 2nd to 11th, as part of the broader Vision Zero effort to end all traffic deaths by 2024 — and you can be part of it!
To learn more, download the Folsom-Howard Streetscape fact sheet (coming soon!).
If you live, work, shop or travel in SoMa, help shape the future of this neighborhood. Before the Folsom-Howard Streetscape project goes to final design in 2018, you can:
Here are the top streetscape upgrades to make Folsom and Howard safe and greener for everyone, who lives, works, or travels on these streets, including the students at Bessie Carmichael Elementary and Middle schools.
The first set of improvements are the most basic interventions needed to enhance safety on this pair of fast, one-way freeway feeders:
The second set of improvements are the most robust interventions needed to enhance both safety and walkability on Folsom and Howard:
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Questions or comments, contact Neighborhood Organizer Josie Ahrens.