What Do Safe Streets Mean to You?
To Amanda, It Means Crossing the Street Without Fear
Three years ago, Amanda was hit in a crosswalk at Webster and McAllister.
A witness saw her flip through the air three times. Amanda landed 20 feet away from where she was hit.
That was three years ago. Today, Amanda is mostly recovered physically from the crash, though she will always carry some physical and emotional scars.
As part of therapy, Amanda had to visit the site of the crash. The idea was that this would help her see that there’s nothing to be afraid of anymore.
“But as I stood there for almost an hour,” says Amanda, “I saw multiple near-misses of pedestrians being hit. It’s a minefield.”
Tragically, at least 3 people on average are hit by cars each day while walking in San Francisco. We have the power to change this – and make our streets truly safe for everyone, of every age and ability.
At Walk SF, we’re working to make San Francisco the safest, most pedestrian-friendly city in the United States. But to advocate on every possible front in 2019, we must raise $50,000 by the end of the year to be on solid financial footing.
What do safe streets mean to you? Please donate today.