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City Visions street safety

Zeroing in on safe streets - does SF measure up?

Jul 24, 2017

July 24, 2017: 

   San Francisco ranks worst of all California counties for walking injuries related to traffic accidents. 

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Judith Sansone 

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.