Supervisor calls for safer streets for cyclists

Bicycling enthusiast and Supervisor, Eric Mar, sent out is condolences Saturday regarding a bicyclist who was hit and killed in the Richmond District Thursday.

The note also makes a plea for safer streets for cyclists. Maybe we’ll see some legislation this Tuesday?

“This morning I visited the site of the MUNI accident on Sixth Avenue at Clement Street, where 22-year-old bicyclist Derek Allen was killed … I am concerned because I ride my bike there all the time. While our city has made progress in making streets safer and expanded bike lanes in San Francisco, we need a better streets planning process for parts of the Richmond District which must include residents, pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers and merchants. To create a more livable community, we must find ways to safely share the roads- drivers, pedestrians and cyclists- all of us together. There have been a number of tragic traffic accidents including the killing of a bicyclist in August on Masonic and Turk and I hope that drivers can be reminded of how vulnerable pedestrians and cyclists are on the road. I am anxiously awaiting The City's investigation, but my staff and I have been meeting with Richmond residents, police, Muni staff, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and safety advocates to develop solutions.”

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