San Francisco has been awash with rainbow flags in anticipation of this week’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride celebrations. Highlights include the Frameline film festival and a trio of events at week’s end including the Dyke March followed by the Pink Saturday celebration in the Castro and Sunday’s Pride March down Market Street.
At some point in our day, most of us are pedestrians walking the 7x7 swatch of land we know as San Francisco. The city’s relatively small size, temperate weather, and inviting neighborhoods make San Francisco inherently walkable.
Yet statistics tell a very different story. San Francisco is one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians nationwide with over 800 people hit by cars here each year--that’s between 2 and 3 pedestrians a day.