The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is considering a proposal by San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Deputy Chief Mikail Ali to permanently designate three blocks of red curbs and “police vehicles only” signs around a SFPD-leased 17th Street building. The facility, home to specialized equipment, and which hosts constabulary trainings, is located between 1700 and 1740 17th Street. Currently, there are no red curbs around the structure, with “police vehicles only” signs on De Haro and Carolina streets.
Potrero Hill residents, businesses, and neighborhood organizations, including the Potrero Boosters and the Potrero Dogpatch Merchants Association (PDMA), expressed significant anxieties about the SFPD proposal at a SFMTA public hearing held last spring… (more)
In advance of a joint hearing Thursday by San Francisco politicians and police on pedestrian safety, Mayor Ed Lee has released plans for increased enforcement, training and a citywide public awareness campaign on the issue.
The hearing, being held by the San Francisco Police Commission and the Board of Supervisors’ neighborhood services and safety committee, comes after several recent pedestrian deaths, including that of a 6-year-old girl in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood on New Year’s Eve.
In an effort to increase pedestrian safety, Lee announced today a 12 percent increase to the Police Department’s motorcycle unit and said police will target what city data has identified as the 50 most dangerous intersections for pedestrians… (more)
Question: Why is the SF Bicycle Coalition taking on the SF Fire Department, SF Police Department, most of the supervisors and all the drivers in San Francisco, and encouraging dangerous behavior on the part of pedestrians? What is wrong with the SFPD warning people to be careful playing with electronic devices on the streets? They are at risks of being mugged, ripped of, or hit by a car.