News from Walk SF’s Feb newsletter

Posted Saturday February 04, 2012 by admin

News from Walk SF’s Feb newsletter
Walk to School Day - Kate ElstonThe House just passed a transportation bill that slashed funds for biking and walking — and actually repealed Safe Routes to School. Thanks to everyone who spoke up — Representatives received thousands of calls. But the bill still squeaked by; now the fight moves to the Senate. Stay tuned.
More from the February Walk SF newsletter:

An Open Letter to Mayor Lee from Walk SF:

How Mayor Lee Can Make Smart Investments in Safer Streets in 2012

At Walk San Francisco’s member bash Mayor Lee at Walk SF Member Eventlast month, Mayor Ed Lee celebrated making San Francisco the first big city in the state to help kids walk to school by creating 15-mph zones at 60 schools, out of 180 to come.

“We will, in our lifetimes, get to zero pedestrian deaths,” declared the Mayor, calling for “experimenting out of the box with every possible idea to make streets safer.”

The mayor set a bold vision for San Francisco, and an “out of the box” approach may be just what we need to reach it. But to stand by his commitment, Mayor Lee must provide the leadership our city needs to make smart, immediate investments to improve pedestrian safety in 2012.

Read on for Walk SF’s 5 Steps to a Better City