Sidewalks are for People, NOT Robots.
Sidewalks are the only dedicated space on our streets for people walking — and they should stay that way.
People already have to dodge vehicles when crossing the street; public sidewalks should be free from obstructions. Worse yet, in many places in the city, city sidewalks aren’t currently wide enough to fit everyone. Now, companies are illegally operating robots on San Francisco’s already crowded sidewalks.
These delivery robots clog sidewalks, block curb ramps and create hazards for children, seniors, and people with disabilities.
San Francisco has consistently prioritized its sidewalks for the use of pedestrians, restricting bicycles (with riders over 12 years old) and skateboards from sharing this pedestrian space. In addition, San Francisco passed the first law in the nation to ban Segways from using the sidewalk. Now it’s time to act again.
Speak up to preserve the limited street space that belongs to people walking; tell the City to prioritize the safety and comfort of you and your family!
Here’s how you can help:
Urge the Board of Supervisors and city leaders to protect the public right-of-way by writing a letter today to ban autonomous delivery vehicles from San Francisco’s sidewalks (you can personalize before you send by typing in the body area of the letter):
This petition is now closed.
End date: Oct 17, 2017
Signatures collected: 364