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 everyone can enjoy.
Walk SF makes walking in San Francisco safe for everyone, so our community is healthier and more livable.
Walk SF, a 501(c)4 social welfare organization established in 2003, and the Walk San Francisco Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity established in 2014, are two separate but related organizations. The organizations share staff and infrastructure through a resource sharing agreement, adopted by both organizations’ boards. The sharing agreement ensures that restricted activities of the 501(c)4 are strictly separated from the charitable activities of the 501(c)3. Learn more.
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.