San Francisco Hopes To Boost Pedestrian Safety Following DOT Findings

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Earlier this week, the Department of Transportation unfurled a measure that seeks to promote pedestrian safety around the country.  A new report focuses on how safety grants made available through the project will benefit San Francisco, one of the cities deemed to be the most unsafe for pedestrians due to its high rate of fatalities.  The city averaged 20 deaths per year.  For the first three months of 2013, five more had also been killed.  And it’s not just vehicles that pose a danger to pedestrians in the city.  20 bike collisions with a pedestrian occurred in 2010 even as 811 people on foot were struck by a motor vehicle.  A member of Walk San Francisco believes that limiting speed and enforcing laws can go a long way toward bolstering safety.

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