What’s the State of Safe Streets in Your Neighborhood?
Every 15 hours on average, someone is taken to San Francisco General Hospital after being severely injured in a traffic crash. In 2020, 29 people lost their lives in traffic crashes in San Francisco.
What does traffic safety look like where you live? How many people have been killed or injured in a crash in your district since the City committed to Vision Zero in January 2014? Which streets and intersections are the most dangerous? Where have safety improvements happened and where are they lacking?
District-by-District Vision Zero Report Cards
Walk San Francisco dug into the data for each district on traffic safety and released district-by-district report cards on January 22, 2021 (read our press release).
District 1 (Richmond, Laurel Heights)
District 2 (Marina, Pacific Heights, Cow Hollow)
District 3 (Chinatown, North Beach, Russian Hill, Nob Hill)
District 4 (Central Sunset, Outer Sunset, Parkside)
District 5 (Hayes Valley, Western Addition, Fillmore, Japantown, Lower Haight, Cole Valley, Inner Sunset, Duboce Triangle, Haight Ashbury)
District 6 (SoMa, Tenderloin, Mission Bay, South Beach)
District 7 (Ingleside, St. Francis Wood, Park Merced, Oceanview)
District 8 (Castro, Noe Valley, Glen Park)
District 9 (Mission, Bernal Heights, Portola)
District 10 (Bayview, Potrero Hill, Visitacion Valley)
District 11 (Excelsior, OMI, Crocker Amazon, Oceanview)
Basic Pedestrian Safety Improvements Add Up to Save Lives
High-visibility continental crosswalks increase the likelihood of a driver yielding to a pedestrian by 30-40%.
40% of traffic fatalities in 2019 involved drivers making left turns according to SFMTA. At intersections in New York City with left turn calming, pedestrian injuries have decreased by 20%.
Leading pedestrian intervals, which give pedestrians a head-start to cross before drivers get the green, can reduce pedestrian-vehicle collisions by as much as 60%.
Pedestrian safety zones use paint and posts to create a buffer between vehicles and pedestrians. The zones shorten the crossing distance plus improve visibility for drivers and pedestrians. Drivers typically make turns 55% slower. This is a cheap, quick way to do what a concrete bulbout does.
Daylighting reduces crashes by up to 30% by creating clear sight lines at intersections.
No turn on red gives pedestrians and drivers their dedicated time, preventing dangerous conflict in the crosswalk. Drivers turning on red account for 20% of traffic crashes (SFMTA).
Accessible pedestrian signals communicate WALK and DON’T WALK with non-visual signals for people who are blind or low-vision.
The high-injury network is the 13% of San Francisco streets where 75% of traffic crashes occur.