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.
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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. More »