Mayor Ed Lee Stepping Up to Deliver Safe Streets

Mayor Ed Lee issued an Executive Directive today bolstering his commitment to making our streets welcoming, safe places for everyone. This Executive Directive, entitled “Achieving Vision Zero: Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety,” is the highest form of leadership that Mayor Lee can execute. We thank him for presenting a clear action plan in light of the tragic fatalities on June 22.

As we turned to you following that tragic night and asked you to write Mayor Lee demanding action, we turn to you now and ask that you help us hold the City accountable to these commitments. Over 1,500 of you emailed Mayor Lee, and I hand-delivered 200 postcards to the Mayor, which we collected from people walking and biking one morning this summer. The Mayor’s commitments today are a direct result of everyone speaking out and demanding strong leadership from City officials.

We know that the work ahead is considerable. At least 20 people have died on our streets this year — 10 of them seniors and three of them biking. The City’s inability to prevent those tragedies is gut-wrenching.

Show your support for seeing urgently needed safety improvements. Let City leaders know that you expect each and every one of these goals to be accomplished a timely manner:

  • Citywide improvements that require the highest quality bike lanes achievable on high-injury corridors along with 13 miles of Vision Zero projects annually;
  • Accelerated safety improvements at and around the sites of the June 22 collisions within the year;
  • Studying the possibility of opening more space in Golden Gate Park exclusively to people walking and biking within the next three months; and
  • Holding the San Francisco Police Department accountable to meeting their goals for data-driven traffic enforcement.

You made these commitments possible. Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to speak up for safe streets. With these promises, the Mayor is demonstrating that he hears you. Sign this petition to show that you’ll be watching. And we’ll be sure to keep you posted about each of these projects as details become available.

You made these commitments possible. Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to speak up for safe streets. With theses promises, the Mayor is demonstrating that he hears you.

Sign this petition to show that you’ll be watching. And we’ll be sure to keep you posted about each of these projects as details become available.

Today, we are all closer to the San Francisco we want to live in, where everyone feels welcome and safe on our streets. We are all in this together and need to stick together to achieve that goal. Thank you for making that vision possible.

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