Mayor Ed Lee, pedestrian safety advocates and nearly every member of the Board of Supervisors said they intend to participate in Walk to Work Day on Friday, an event billed by its organizers as the first of its kind in the nation.
Lee said he will dust off his walking shoes for the event as part of a march between the Powell Street BART station and City Hall. At least nine of The City’s 11 supervisors also are expected to participate in Walk to Work Day, which is scheduled to end with a 9:30 a.m. news conference at City Hall.
At that point, Lee is expected to release new updates on major pedestrian safety initiatives planned for San Francisco.
So far, six pedestrians have been fatally struck by vehicles this year, including 17-year-old Henren Chang, who was killed by a drunken driver while celebrating her birthday.
Walk to Work Day was organized by Walk San Francisco, a pedestrian safety organization.