“A seismic shift in policy.”
These were the words that SFPD Chief Greg Suhr used to describe the commitment of San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) resources to Vision Zero. When city leaders including Mayor Ed Lee, the Board of Supervisors and the SFPD promised to end traffic deaths, they endorsed a clear roadmap to achieving that goal. The only way to end blood being spilled on our streets is through the three E’s: education, engineering, and data-driven enforcement.
At last month’s community meeting, the SFPD Park Station announced a new bicycle-specific citation program that ordered officers to focus on bicycle behavior along popular bike routes like the Wiggle. After hearing this announcement, like many of you, we saw this as a diversion of resources away from Vision Zero.
Seven hundred petition signatures and counting, we’re still seeing business as usual from SFPD’s Park Station.
We’re inviting you to attend SFPD Park Station’s community meeting to take part in this dialogue and hear directly from Capt. John Sanford.
SFPD Park Station Community Meeting
Tuesday, August 11 from 6-7PM
1899 Waller Street
Morgan Fitzgibbons, leader of the Wigg Party, says that “Capt. Sanford should focus his limited enforcement resources on those that create actual dangerous conditions on our streets.” And at the end of the day, we want the same thing — no more deaths and serious injuries on our streets. As Morgan says, “All we’re asking is for the Captain to focus on making our streets safer.”
We hope to see you at the meeting. And thanks to those who came out for our education, outreach and generally good bicycle cheer at Duboce Park!