Stop Being Lazy and Walk to Work Tomorrow

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Sometimes the only way to truly wake yourself up in the morning is a brisk walk (okay and some strong coffee).

Here's your chance to start getting that much-needed exercise.Tomorrow, San Franciscans will ditch their car keys and Clipper Cards and instead hike to the office as part of a public event to reclaim the streets amid the recent spike in pedestrian accidents.

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Castro Street Gets a Makeover With Gay Crosswalk

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You know what's missing from the Castro? Queer crosswalks.

Fortunately, San Francisco is getting a jumpstart on out-gaying Salt Lake City this year with a new streetscape project that, among other things, will include a rainbow-colored crosswalk.

Not that the colorful neighborhood needed more color.

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Mayor Ed Lee Finally Does Something About Pedestrian Deaths

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On the steps of City Hall today, Mayor Ed Lee rolled out a new plan -- and the money to execute it -- that he hopes will curb pedestrian accidents and fatalities across the city.

Last year, San Francisco had 21 pedestrian deaths -- a record high for San Francisco; so far five pedestrians have been killed as of 2014 and plenty more have been injured. And those are only the ones you hear about. According to WalkFirst, an average of three people are hit by cars everyday.

Community groups have been calling on the Mayor to put an end to the pedestrian deaths. So today, he did just that, leveraging $17 million for improved pedestrian safety at 170 of the most dangerous locations in San Francisco over the next five years.

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Are You Worried About Pedestrian Safety? Go to This Forum.

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Watch out!
Ever since the invention of cars in the early 20th century, automobiles have victimized pedestrians. In fact, in the 1920s, newspapers began publishing cartoons portraying cars as 'the "modern moloch" -- an Ammonite God in ancient Palestine to whom people sacrificed their children. Well, the modern-day moloch has returned to San Francisco, where pedestrian deaths have reached a new high.

The FDR Democratic Club of San Francisco, an organization that supports seniors and people with disabilities, has said enough is enough -- it's time for pedestrians to take a stand.


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Pedestrian Hit at Pacific Heights Intersection (Update)

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Update Feb 21: Police confirmed that the victim, a 91-year-old woman, died from her injuries. According to police, the cement truck hit her as she apparently tried to walk around the moving truck. Authorities have not identified the victim as of this morning.

Original Story Feb, 20: Police are confirming that an unidentified person was hit at the corner of Fillmore and California streets this afternoon.

Officer Albie Esparza had no other information at this time, however, a tweet from KTVU claims the pedestrian was hit by a cement truck.

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Teen Hit by Car at Same Intersection Where Elderly Pedestrian Was Killed

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A 15-year-old boy is suffering a head injury after he was hit in the Sunset District, at the same location another pedestrian was killed earlier this month.

On Wednesday, at about 6:17 p.m., the boy was walking in the crosswalk at Sunset Boulevard and Yorba Avenue when he was hit by a car. The boy was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he's being treated for a head injury and injuries to his lower body.


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Michael Mendez Identified as Pedestrian Killed by Muni Train

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Medical authorities have identified the man who was killed by an outbound Trolley over the weekend as 55-year-old Michael Mendez.

On Saturday just before 2:40 p.m., Mendez was at Market and Powell streets when he was struck by a trolley. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. Authorities say Mendez had no fixed address, confirming witness reports saying the victim was a homeless man who stashed his backpack under the Muni platform.

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Pedestrian Killed in Collision, Driver Attempts to Walk Away (Update)

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Update 2:55 p.m.: San Francisco police identified the driver in the fatal pedestrian collision early this morning as 27-year-old Mageb Hussain of Emeryville. Hussain was charged with felony hit and run and felony vehicular manslaughter.

Update 12:35 p.m.: Police say the male pedestrian had been walking outside the crosswalk when he was hit.

Original Story: An unidentified pedestrian was killed early this morning after a car traveling along Van Ness Avenue through the Pacific Heights neighborhood struck the victim.

Officer Gordon Shyy says the driver hit the pedestrian at about 1 a.m. as the victim was walking at Van Ness and Pacific avenues. The pedestrian died at the scene.


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Pedestrian Hit After Driver Loses Control

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A 64-year-old woman was critically injured over the weekend when a driver hit a parked car, which then hit her.

Police say the incident happened at about 5:44 p.m. at 26th Avenue and Clement Street on Friday; the woman was standing at the rear of her car when a driver in another vehicle lost control and struck the parked car, which moved and hit the victim, according to Officer Albie Esparza.

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Elderly Pedestrian Hit in the Richmond District, Streets Closed

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An elderly woman is clinging to life this afternoon after she was hit by a car while walking through the city's Richmond neighborhood.

Sgt. Eric O'Neal says the 67-year-old woman was walking at California Street and 10th Avenue at about 3:25 p.m. when she was hit by a car. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with police.


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