Since 1998, Walk San Francisco has been San Francisco’s only pedestrian advocacy organization fighting for more than 837,000 residents, 162,000 weekday commuters, and 16.5 million visitors annually, who walk in the city. Through smart, targeted advocacy, Walk SF and its members, are improving city streets and neighborhoods and making San Francisco a more livable, walkable city by reclaiming streets as safe, shared public space for everyone to enjoy.
Walk SF is organized into two separate organizations: Walk San Francisco, a 501(c)4, and the Walk San Francisco Foundation, a 501(c)3. The board governs both organizations and ensures that charitable efforts of Walk SF are separate from restricted activities of the Walk SF Foundation.
Walk SF makes walking in San Francisco safer for everyone, so that our community is healthier and more livable.
Everyone walks at some point in their day, but over the past century, pedestrian safety has become an afterthought in most street design. The result? A built environment in San Francisco which makes walking both unsafe and uninviting. Walk SF partners with city agencies, residents, and nonprofits to undo past decisions and prioritize the redesign of the city’s most dangerous streets - the six percent of streets where more than 60% of pedestrian crashes occur. To improve San Francisco’s walking environment by eliminating preventable injuries, and addressing inequities for neighborhoods including the Tenderloin, Chinatown, and South of Market – where seniors, children, and underserved community members are at greatest risk - Walk SF three core campaigns include:
To learn more about each, and how you can get involved, see Walk SF’s Current Campaigns.
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Join us to build the voice for safer, better streets and explore different parts of the city, on one of Walk SF’s volunteer-led, monthly members walks.