Everybody is a pedestrian at some point in their journey, whether walking several miles, a few blocks to the bus stop, or to a parking space. Livable Streets' mission is to promote walking as a sustainable and healthy mode of transportation and to reduce pedestrian collisions in San Francisco. As determined by the San Francisco City Charter's Transit First Policy, "Pedestrian areas shall be enhanced wherever possible to improve the safety and comfort of pedestrians and to encourage travel by foot."
August 17, 2012 - The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced that as part of its comprehensive approach to improving pedestrian safety citywide the Agency will add second guards for its School Crossing Guard Program at three key intersections: Beachmont Drive and Sloat Boulevard, Dewey Circle and Bacon Street and San Bruno Avenue. Also, the SFMTA will dedicate a Parking Control Officer (PCO) to enforce parking regulations around schools with safety concerns during school hours. When the school year begins on Monday, the new crossing guards will be in place; the increased enforcement will begin in September. Click to read the full Press Release - Continues Comprehensive School Pedestrian Safety Initiatives.
May 14, 2012 - Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), and Walk San Francisco announced the completion of new 15-mile-per-hour speed zones around 181 schools. The project, which began last August, is part of a comprehensive approach to improving pedestrian safety citywide. The 15-mph speed limit signs have gone up around all public and private K-12 schools that are eligible under a 2008 state law, which allows the 15-mph zones on two-lane streets for 500 feet around a school. Click to read the full Press Release - Safe Speed School Zones Completed (pdf).
September 22, 2011 - The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is excited to announce that San Francisco has been designated a Gold Level Walk Friendly Community. The “Walk Friendly” title means a city or town is being recognized for their success in working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access, and comfort. Visit the Walk Friendly Communities web site to learn more.
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