Walk-Bus Ride Audit Takes a Close Look at Mission and Geneva Everyone who takes transit is also a pedestrian, so ensuring safe routes to transit is a vital part of the work of Walk San Francisco. [...]
Mission Street and Geneva Avenue
Too Many Tragedies
Mission Street and Geneva Avenue in the Outer Mission and Excelsior neighborhoods are both high-injury corridors. Over the last five years, three community members were killed and 262 people were injured in collisions on Mission Street and nearby Geneva Avenue. The intersection of Mission and Geneva is particularly dangerous, with the second highest number of crashes involving pedestrians in the entire city. Changes are urgently needed!
Speeding, dangerous vehicle turning behaviors, and failing to yield to pedestrians have created dangerous conditions for people walking along these corridors. Considering that one-third of Excelsior residents commute to work by transit and travel to Mission Street and Geneva Avenues transit stops on foot, transit riders on these streets are at great risk of being hit.
Time to Win a Safer Mission
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is currently in the planning and design stages of the Mission Street Excelsior Safety Project.
Walk San Francisco – together with San Francisco Transit Riders as part of our Safe Routes to Transit campaign – is actively working to engage community members in shaping the project to ensure it meets the needs of the many people walking and taking transit in the project area.
We want the project to include both robust pedestrian safety improvements, plus safer more comfortable and upgraded transit stops. We also want the City to involve the community through an in-depth community outreach process.
Do you live, work, or play on or near this corridor? Please sign up below to join our Mission Street and Geneva Avenue campaign. We will alert you of upcoming events and decisions we need you to speak out on.
Questions about Mission Street or Geneva Avenue? Contact Natasha Opfell, Community Organizer.
*Thanks to a generous grant by the TransitCenter, Walk SF launched our Safe Routes to Transit campaign in 2018.