Recent Streetsblog SF posts about SFDPH

Study: SF’s Severe Traffic Injuries Have Been Heavily Underestimated

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The number of severe traffic injuries inflicted on San Francisco’s streets has been grossly underestimated, according to hospital researchers. In one year, more than 60 percent of San Francisco’s severe traffic injuries were not identified in SFPD reports — until now, the city’s sole source of injury data — according to a new study [PDF] by researchers at the SF […]

How Can SF Make Streets Safer If We Don’t Know How Dangerous They Are?

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Tracking, analyzing, and reporting pedestrian fatalities should be a basic function of the San Francisco Police Department. But the fact is that SF lacks public access to clear and accurate data about street safety. The information gap is deeply troubling, and city agencies must act quickly to rectify it. In April, Streetsblog reported a discrepancy […]

SFPD Issues Targeted Enforcement Plan to Reduce Pedestrian Injuries

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The San Francisco Police Department yesterday announced a commitment to reduce pedestrian injuries through targeted enforcement of dangerous driving. In a joint statement with Walk SF, the SFPD said it will target violations like speeding and red light-running, especially in areas with the highest pedestrian injury rates. SFPD also plans to sign an agreement soon to share data with […]

Chinatown Group Analyzes Pedestrian Safety, Offers Plan for Improvements

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Chinatown’s crowded sidewalks, unsafe crosswalks and poor pedestrian signage are not likely to be among the endearing physical characteristic featured in any tourist brochure. Yet in a recent study — the San Francisco Chinatown Pedestrian Safety Needs Assessment [pdf] and Safety Plan [pdf] conducted by the Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC) — those issues were […]