Engineering Streets for Safety

More than 70 percent of severe and fatal collisions occur on just 12 percent of San Francisco streets. Vision Zero SF aims to tame streets with higher collision rates and prevent tragedy when people make mistakes. Engineering projects in support of Vision Zero incorporate effective safety improvements like protected bike lanes, wider sidewalks and reduced traffic speeds. The goal is to calm traffic, enhance visibility and improve the organization of our streets.

One of the first commitments to advance Vision Zero was to complete 24 priority projects in 24 months; the City surpassed that target and completed 30 priority projects in 24 months.  To maintain the momentum, a new set of priority projects have been identified although this time the list goes beyond engineering–it includes education, enforcement, evaluation and policy efforts as well.

Many projects are already underway or completed. You can follow our progress for making safer streets and safer road users on this map.

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"Collisions with larger vehicles are much more deadly." The Large Vehicle Urban Driving Safety Program gives truck and other large vehicle drivers some tools to drive safer on city streets. All SFMTA | San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency contractors are required to have any of their large vehicle drivers participate in the training. Check out the video below for more information! 👇

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LbC3FQeZqcThe Large Vehicle Urban Driving Safety Program ensures, using a short training video and training requirements, that people who drive large vehicles in the C...
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