Emergency responders lose 2 minutes to traffic congestion in SoMa
|December 7, 2013||Posted by jamie under Health, Transportation & Ped Safety||
Research from the Mayo Clinic shows that a patient whose heart has short-circuited and has been thrown into a chaotic condition known as ventricular fibrillation — has SIX minutes to live.
In the South of Market District in San Francisco, people who need emergency help from the San Francisco Fire Department’s Station 1 on Folsom Street lose 2 minutes to the oversaturated condition of our traffic congested streets. Add to that the time and confusion often observed of emergency responders when they arrive at 250-500+ unit residential high-rise towers, and it is clear that traffic congestion in SoMa is killing people. If the Mayor and other elected officials are in denial about the deaths they’re helping to cause by ignoring traffic congestion, voters need to get rid of them at the next opportunity and elect people who live in reality and who prioritize community health above all.
Here’s Stanley Roberts showing exactly what I’m talking about on his People Behaving Badly segment: