Which dangerous streets still need daylighting? Help us find out!
Join us for an online training on Thursday, March 11 at 5PM
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 was recently completed. But there are hundreds and hundreds of intersections on high-injury streets in our city; large numbers of these still await daylighting.
Walk SF and our members have been calling on SFMTA to make daylighting the entire high-injury network a top priority. And to support this, we’ve been working with volunteers to identify which intersections still need daylighting.
The next district we’re tackling is District 5, which includes Hayes Valley, Western Addition, Fillmore, Japantown, Lower Haight, Cole Valley, Inner Sunset, Duboce Triangle, and the Haight Ashbury.
Want to hit the streets and do some daylighting data gathering? Then RSVP now for our District 5 daylighting training on Thursday, March 11 from 5:00-6:00 PM!
We’ll share everything you need to know to get high-quality data at each intersection. Then you’ll go out at a time that’s convenient for you within the next three weeks to complete a checklist of intersections on a given street. This is about a two hour time commitment after the training.
This is a surprisingly fun way to make our streets safer, and we’d love your help – so I hope you’ll sign up! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.