Public Safety: Mayor Issues Directive on Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

Thursday, August 4, 2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued an Executive Directive that charges all City departments to improve traffic safety on San Francisco streets and the citywide bicycle network. This new directive bolsters San Francisco’s commitment to Vision Zero, which aims to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2024. 

“Recently, we have had tragedies on our streets as a result of criminal behavior on behalf of motorists,” said Mayor Lee. “While we cannot control the criminal behavior of a few, we can make our streets safer through engineering, education and enforcement. I am directing City departments to accelerate our Vision Zero goal immediately.”