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Pedestrian Safety – Opportunity for the City to Save Millions of Dollars

While pedestrian safety improvements and a slower speed limit probably would not have helped save the life of the man hit and killed by a truck after it collided with a garbage/recycle truck yesterday at 4th and King Street, pedestrian safety is a big issue for the SoMa waterfront and the Rincon Hill neighborhood in particular. Our neighbors and passer-thru have been injured and killed while legally crossing the intersections of Main and Harrison, Folsom and 1st, Main and Folsom, Beale and MIssion, and several other intersections in the area.

C.W. Nevius points to a study in his article in today’s San Francisco Chronicle that indicates our Supervisor district could save millions of City dollars currently paid out in settlements by improving pedestrian safety.

As an aside, I do help maintain the website and email list for San Francisco’s Pedestrian Advocacy Group called Walk San Francisco.

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