Newsom making SF streets safer for pedestrians

December 20, 2010 5:18:31 PM PST
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is taking action to make the streets safer for pedestrians, by signing an executive directive that aims to reduce serious and fatal pedestrian accidents by 25 percent over the next five years.

On average, there are about 800 pedestrian injuries in the city every year and 22 fatalities. Seniors and children are most at risk.

Newsom's executive directive will create a task force, that will work on both short term and long term safety action plans.