Bicyclist Kills Pedestrian, Pleads Not Guilty
On July 15, 2008, a bicyclist traveling northbound through the intersection of The Embarcadero and Mission Street ran a red light and struck and killed a pedestrian. The victim, Dionette Cherney, was visiting from Washington, D.C. She had the right of way and was crossing . She died of head injuries a month later. The…Read More
Cycling Helmets: A No Brainer?
Motorcycle accident fatalities are around 40 times higher than deaths resulting from car accidents alone. More frequently however, it is the helmet that makes the difference whether a biker survives or does not survive a serious accident. Because of this rational, motorcycle helmet laws have been enacted in numerous states across the U.S. including, California. …Read More
Are Roads Safer In Urban Areas?
What makes a road safe? The answer to this question depends upon whom you ask. For example, a new study this week put out by USA Today asserts,” Roads are safer in urban areas.” But how could this be? First of all, you might look to a body of independent studies published over the past…Read More
And The Most Dangerous Intersection In San Francisco For Pedestrians Is….?
The San Francisco MTA reports that the Tenderloin or 6th Street corridor from Market to Howard street has the highest number of injured pedestrians in San Francisco. The intersections of 6th Street / Market Street and Golden Gate / Taylor accounted for eleven reported pedestrian injury collisions in the 2006 to 2008 time period. These…Read More
San Francisco Safe or Unsafe for Pedestrians?
The “City of San Francisco 2009 Pedestrian Court Report” at http://126.96.36.199/cms/rhomepd/documents/2009PedestrianCountReport4_16_10.pdf ..acknowledges the fact that “San Francisco is ranked by the state Office of Traffic Safety as the County having the highest total rates of fatalities and injuries to pedestrians by both vehicle miles and by population, especially for those over 65 years of age. …Read More
TARAVAL AND 33RD -A DANGEROUS INTERSECTION FOR PEDESTRIANS IN SAN FRANCISCO
The intersection at Taraval and 33rd Avenue in San Francisco is inherently dangerous and must be fixed. Because of a crown or crest in the roadway of Taraval Street at its intersection with 33rd Avenue, a driver traveling west on Taraval Street cannot detect the presence of the crosswalk and react appropriately to the foreseeable…Read More