Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

SFPUC has converted many of San Francisco”s streetlights to new LED lights, and is planning to install many more this year. Here is their page about the program.

Want to know if your street will be converted? This interactive map shows the locations of existing LED lights (green) and soon-to-be-converted LED lights (yellow):


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City government surveys residents every other year, and the 2017 results are out. Read about the survey here: the full report here:

News stories on the survey:


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Ingleside Police Station announces traffic safety enforcement with a focus on pedestrian and bicycle safety:

Traffic Safety Enforcement Operations Plan for San Francisco with OTS [Office of Traffic Safety] Grant

The San Francisco Police Department will conduct Traffic Safety Enforcement Operations on May 4th, 8th, 16th and 26th with a focus on bicycle and pedestrian safety. Over the past three years, the department has identified areas where significant numbers of pedestrian and bicycle-related collisions have occurred and responded by deploying additional officers to those areas in an effort to prevent deaths and injuries. Special attention will be given to Focus on the Five violations: excessive and unsafe speed, unsafe turns, failure to stop for signs and signals, failure to yield to pedestrians in cross walks, as well as any other dangerous violation.

San Francisco is committed to eliminating traffic deaths on our streets by 2024 as part of Vision Zero SF. Vision Zero SF is our city’s commitment to prioritize safe streets for everyone.

Bicycle and pedestrian fatalities are rising in California as more people use these non-motorized means of transportation. In 2013, California witnessed 701 pedestrians and 141 bicyclists killed, accounting for more than 28 percent of all traffic fatalities.

All riders are reminded to always wear a helmet – those under 18 years of age must wear helmets by law. Pedestrians should cross the street only in marked or unmarked crosswalks at corners. All motorists are reminded to be mindful of others who share the road.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



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Nine months after SFMTA approved speed humps for Hearst Ave between Edna and Foerster, it appears they are being laid. This block is home to two schools, Sunnyside Elementary and St Finn Barr School.

Though it doesn't look it, there is a hump of paving between the cones. Hearst Ave just west of Edna Street.

Though it may not look it, there is a hump of paving between the cones. Hearst Ave just west of Edna Street.


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From Ingleside Police Station:   The next Ingleside Community meeting will be held in the Ingleside Police Station Community room on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. There will be light refreshments available to those who come to the meeting. All are welcome to attend.

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As reported yesterday on Friends of Monterey Blvd Fb page, part of the infrastructure required for the pedestrian flashing beacon has been put in place on Monterey Boulevard at Detroit Street crosswalk — three poles for the lights and signal buttons (one on the north side not visible here).


Detroit crosswalk on Monterey Blvd


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Your vote counts — help bring City funds our way! The voting is now open for the slate of projects chosen for Participatory Budgeting.  There are many projects and improvements to chose from — read through the whole list carefully.

Visit this page and cast your vote for the projects you think most worthy of being implemented in District 7:  Scroll down to where it says “VOTE.”   Voting is open until Mar 31, 2017.

Full details on the package in this post, below image. The project that most directly affects Sunnyside is in the first section “Pedestrian Safety”. (Also look for a Parklet project for Monterey Blvd.)

Pedestrian Safety Improvements for Sunnyside Streets – Cost: $120,000
These proposed pedestrian safety improvements, including strategic stop signs, marked crosswalks, and other measures to promote visibility, directly address specific danger spots in Sunnyside and will substantially increase the pedestrian safety. These improvements were assembled with the input of local residents and the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

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