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Chime in on how to make Slow Streets great for seniors and people with disabilities

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San Francisco now has more than 45 miles of Slow Streets, with more on the way in SoMa, Western Addition, Inner Sunset, Excelsior, and Sunnyside. On Slow Streets, people are prioritized and vehicle access is only for residents, deliveries, and businesses.

SFMTA is now considering how to make some Slow Streets permanent. This is fantastic! We need a network of Slow Streets as a long-term solution for so many reasons.

In shaping permanent Slow Streets, there’s a key question to answer: how can Slow Streets be great places specifically for seniors and people with disabilities?

Members of the Senior & Disability Workgroup of the Vision Zero Coalition (which includes Walk SF, Senior & Disability Action, the Arc San Francisco, Independent Living Resource Center, and the Mayor’s Office on Disability) have been discussing this question, and want to hear from more seniors and people with disabilities.

Here’s how to add your thoughts and ideas to this important conversation:

  • Take our survey by Thursday, May 6. The survey is available in English, Español, and 繁體中文. Anyone who completes the survey before Thursday, May 6 is eligible to win one of 15 $25 Safeway gift cards. Please share the survey with your friends and neighbors!
  • Attend our visioning session on Thursday, May 13 at 5:00PM via Zoom. We’ll look at survey results and discuss your opinions and priorities for what Slow Streets for all ages and abilities could look like. RSVP now and we’ll share the Zoom link.

Want to get involved or have a question? Email Brian Haagsman, Vision Zero Organizer at

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