Speak Up for Safer Streets at the Citywide Pedestrian Safety Hearing

Posted Sunday April 14, 2013 by Natalie

Speak Up for Safer Streets at the Citywide Pedestrian Safety Hearing

Keep the City Accountable to Improve Street Safety

Keep up the momentum beyond Walk to Work Day! On Monday, Supervisor Jane Kim will hold a citywide pedestrian safety hearing.

Join Walk SF and community members to demand much-needed fixes on the city’s most dangerous streets. Two weeks ago, on the Embarcadero, a 7-year old girl had her legs crushed by a garbage truck as she walked in the crosswalk with her grandparents. Crashes like this and the one on Sloat that killed 17-year-old Hanren Chang’s are preventable.

Across San Francisco there are too many streets that feel like freeways and drivers who don’t yield to people (and don’t face consequences).

Demand the fixes needed to prevent more tragedies:

Citywide Pedestrian Safety Hearing
Land Use and Economic Development Committee (agenda here)
Monday, April 15
1:30 p.m.
City Hall, Room 250

What are city agencies doing to redesign streets for safer speeds? Are the police even tracking the number of people who get hit? What are they doing to enforce the laws that should keep you safe in the crosswalk? Hear from city agencies and tell your own story.

If you can’t attend the hearing, send your feedback:

Call or email Supervisor Kim at (415) 554-7970 or Jane.Kim@sfgov.org. You can also email Supervisor Wiener and Supervisor Chiu, both on the committee as well, at Scott.Wiener@sfgov.org andDavid.Chiu@sfgov.org.

Join the growing movement for a more walkable, livable city. Start or renew your Walk SF membership as a Sustainer; $10 a month will help win change on the streets!