Which dangerous streets still need daylighting? Help us find out September 26
At Walk San Francisco, we love daylighting. Daylighting improves visibility for everyone – people walking, bicycling, and driving – by moving parking back to a minimum of 10 feet from a crosswalk or intersection. Daylighting is one of the cheapest, easiest ways to make pedestrians safer.
In recent years, SFMTA has added daylighting on some high-injury streets (the 13% of streets where 75% of traffic crashes occur). In the Tenderloin, daylighting has been added at all intersections. Daylighting at 100 intersections in the Sunset and Parkside is nearing completion. But there are hundreds and hundreds of intersections on high-injury streets in our city; large numbers still await daylighting.
Since May, Walk SF and our members have been calling on SFMTA to make daylighting the entire high-injury network a top priority.
Now, we’re taking the next step: identifying which intersections still need daylighting. We need people like you to make this possible!
First stop: the Mission. Our daylighting data collection begins on Saturday, September 26 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. We’ll meet up at Alioto Mini-Park (3448 20th Street).
We’ll share everything you need to know to get the data needed at each intersection (e.g. what color is the curb, is the crosswalk painted?), and then send you out on your own or with a partner to complete a checklist of intersections on a given street. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Registration will be limited to 10 participants. Can’t make it but want to help with data collection on daylighting in other neighborhoods later this fall? Share your interest in the form.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.