Memorial and Call to Action for Vision Zero

From the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition:

The last week has been a tragic week for traffic fatalities in our City- two deaths in four days. What makes these deaths even more heartbreaking is that they both occurred on high injury corridors– places where we know people are statistically more likely to be hit or killed. These deaths are preventable, and our City isn’t moving fast enough to stop them. Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and our other Vision Zero partners as we urge the Mayor to move faster to protect San Franciscans on our streets. Vision Zero demands urgency– help us remind our City Family that is what our City deserves.

 

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