Vision Zero

The San Francisco firefighters union is asking mayoral candidates to support fire department veto power over street safety projects. (File art/S.F.Examiner)

Firefighters union asks mayoral candidates for veto power over bike lanes, pedestrian safety projects

Firefighters want their department to wield veto power over Vision Zero street…

 

(S.F. Examiner File Photo)

Vision Zero Coalition calls on city to study its own transportation data

The Vision Zero Coalition is calling on The City for an improved…

 

A report from the budget analyst estimates The City will spend $66 million on pedestrian safety projects in the next five years. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Pedestrian deaths remain steady as SF rolls out new safety measures

Unreliable pedestrian injury data may mean San Francisco’s streets are more dangerous…

 

The new infrastructure at the Ninth and Division intersection. The cones have since been replaced by soft-hit posts. (Photo courtesy SF Bicycle Coalition)

‘Protected’ intersection completed at 9th and Division streets

A hectic but popular San Francisco intersection got a big upgrade recently,…

The new infrastructure at the Ninth and Division intersection. The cones have since been replaced by soft-hit posts. (Photo courtesy SF Bicycle Coalition)
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Motorcycle enthusiast? Listen up to stay safe

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) launched a new safety program Tuesday,…

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SFPD Officer Leroy Thomas uses a radar gun near Howard and 6th streets in San Francisco on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F Examiner)

Police to target speedsters on 12 streets in San Francisco

Speedsters be warned: Starting next week, the cops are coming for you.…

SFPD Officer Leroy Thomas uses a radar gun near Howard and 6th streets in San Francisco on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F Examiner)
Golden Gate Park is one of the areas where the Police Department has ramped up enforcement on speeding. (Cindy Chew/2009 S.F. Examiner)

SFPD’s traffic company ramps up speeding tickets

As city government continues to grapple with traffic deaths, the San Francisco…

Golden Gate Park is one of the areas where the Police Department has ramped up enforcement on speeding. (Cindy Chew/2009 S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco police investigate the scene where a bicyclist — later identified as 41-year-old Heather Miller — was fatally struck by a driver in Golden Gate Park on June 22. (Courtesy Bryan Carmody)

Streets where two cyclists were killed to net major safety overhaul

The two streets where two cyclists were recently killed in car crashes…

San Francisco police investigate the scene where a bicyclist — later identified as 41-year-old Heather Miller — was fatally struck by a driver in Golden Gate Park on June 22. (Courtesy Bryan Carmody)

Safety changes planned, others discarded, where Paratransit bus fatally struck woman

The curb where an elderly woman was fatally struck by a Paratransit…

Police investigate the scene where a pedestrian was fatally struck at Franklin Street and Geary Boulevard on Thursday, June 9, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Woman fatally struck by Paratransit bus was one of three pedestrians hit Thursday

A woman who was fatally struck near San Francisco's St. Mary's Cathedral…

Police investigate the scene where a pedestrian was fatally struck at Franklin Street and Geary Boulevard on Thursday, June 9, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

SFPD issues 7,000 fewer traffic citations than last year so far, but pulls ahead on safety

San Francisco police officers are citing fewer traffic scofflaws than in years…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Man dies in Mission district crash Sunday evening

One man is dead after a head-on collision involving multiple vehicles in…

Daly City is interested in joining the Vision Zero campaign — following San Francisco and cities worldwide that want to end traffic-related fatalities. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Daly City considers joining Vision Zero campaign

Daly City Councilman Mike Guingona is asking his fellow councilmembers to follow…

Daly City is interested in joining the Vision Zero campaign — following San Francisco and cities worldwide that want to end traffic-related fatalities. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The view of Lombard Street as seen from Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, March 14, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Major safety overhaul planned for Lombard Street

A roadway identified by The City as one of its most dangerous…

The view of Lombard Street as seen from Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, March 14, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A “pedestrian scramble” allows people to cross the street diagonally as traffic is stopped. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Chinatown pedestrian ‘scramble’ will be installed where senior citizen was fatally struck

Chinatown residents are breathing a sigh of relief as a much-called for…

A “pedestrian scramble” allows people to cross the street diagonally as traffic is stopped. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Director of Transportation Edward D. Reiskin listens to a speaker during the annual retreat of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco joins Vision Zero program

San Francisco has joined forces with nine American cities to jointly study…

Director of Transportation Edward D. Reiskin listens to a speaker during the annual retreat of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The road near the intersection of Bay and Buchanan streets, where two boys were struck by an allegedly drunken driver, has received numerous safety upgrades after the incident. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Safety upgrades complete at dangerous intersection where car struck two boys

The street where two boys were struck and injured by a drunk…

The road near the intersection of Bay and Buchanan streets, where two boys were struck by an allegedly drunken driver, has received numerous safety upgrades after the incident. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
SFMTA targeting speedsters for pedestrian safety projects in 2016

SFMTA targeting speedsters for pedestrian safety projects in 2016

Targeting speedsters on The City’s streets is at the top of the…

SFMTA targeting speedsters for pedestrian safety projects in 2016
Alvin Lester speaks to a crowd at San Francisco’s first World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Lester’s son Arman was skateboarding when he was killed by a vehicle. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Mourners march to remember those killed in traffic collisions, push for change

In life, their paths never crossed. Sunday night, however, their families came…

Alvin Lester speaks to a crowd at San Francisco’s first World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Lester’s son Arman was skateboarding when he was killed by a vehicle. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Marina woman who struck children in SUV charged with felonies, released on bail

A 30-year-old Marina district woman who struck two children in an SUV…