SF unveils new plan to prevent pedestrian injuries

April 12, 2013 4:14:27 PM PDT
City officials in San Francisco unveiled a new strategy Friday to cut in half the serious injuries and deaths that happen on city streets each year.

The San Francisco Pedestrian Strategy will focus on 44 miles of the most dangerous streets for walkers. The hope is to reduce serious and fatal pedestrian accidents by 25 percent in 2016 and by 50 percent in 2021.

To that point, Mayor Ed Lee says people have to stop texting and emailing while using city streets. "The phenomenon, that we've seen happen in the last two years, where people are taking their technology gadgets and paying more attention to that than to walking with their kids, or with their seniors, or looking out for one another, cannot happen in the city," he said.

Twenty people we're killed while walking in San Francisco in 2012. So far this year, there have been seven pedestrian fatalities.


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