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Save our Sidewalks!

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:

  • Sign the petition to tell the Board of Supervisors that sidewalks are for people, not robots!
  • Speak in support of Yee’s legislation.
    • Attend the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee meeting on October 11th at 10am in City Hall (room 263).
    • For details, contact cathy@walksf.org.
  • Snap a picture of a rogue delivery bot and post the petition on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #saveoursidewalks.
  • Share this letter of support template with supportive organizations.  

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):

Save our Sidewalks

This petition is now closed.

End date: Oct 17, 2017

Signatures collected: 364

364 signatures