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Alvin Lester, sharing the story of his son Arman at World Day of Remembrance, 2016

About Us

San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA) Families for Safe Streets is a volunteer group of people who have personally survived a severe traffic crash, or whose loved ones have been killed or seriously injured in a traffic crash. We work together to prevent crashes from taking the same toll on more families.

In 2016, our group was organized as a local chapter of Families for Safe Streets, a group that started in New York City, to provide local assistance to others in the Bay Area dealing with similar experiences.

We meet monthly and work to advance Vision Zero, the policy adopted by San Francisco and other cities to end all traffic deaths and serious injuries (by 2024 in San Francisco). We are also supporting the adoption of a law to enable Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE), a proven technology to save lives by addressing the leading cause of serious and fatal traffic injuries: speeding.

In turning our grief into action, the members of SFBA Families for Safe Streets have come together to prevent more tragedies like the ones we have experienced.

Support Services

The SFBA Families for Safe Streets Peer Support Network can connect crash victims and bereaved families with a peer support volunteer who has been through a similar experience.

Family and Survivor Resources

In the aftermath of a traumatic experience, it can be daunting to search for resources on your own. The SFBA FSS offers the following collection of supportive resources to help you through the process:

Support Families for Safe Streets

You can make a tax-deductible donation through the Walk SF Foundation toward the advocacy and support services provided by the members of the SFBA Families for Safe Streets. Donate today.

    In the News

    News and some of the stories of the members of San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets:

    Contact Us

    Email: familiesforsafestreets at walksf dot org
    Phone: (415) 431-9255, ext. 3