In the Richmond, this year alone, two seniors were hit and killed, and last week, another was seriously injured just trying to cross the street. When do we draw the line? It’s past time to put the safety of our neighbors first.
Will you help us demand necessary safety improvements at the Central Richmond open house next week?
Residential outer neighborhoods like the Richmond need strong traffic calming and pedestrian safety improvements to make sure streets are designed for everyone, including those walking and biking. Earlier this year, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency started a neighborhood-wide project to address safety concerns in the Richmond between 15th and 25th avenues, especially around schools and senior centers.
We’ve heard from Richmond neighbors that this project isn’t going far enough. Winston Parsons works at the Richmond Senior Center and witnesses the struggles that seniors, people with disabilities and other pedestrians face everyday when simply trying to cross the street. “A sprinkling of speed humps and a few brighter crosswalks aren’t enough to stop these preventable deaths,” says Winston. “There are real opportunities for the project to benefit bicyclists, but more important to me is for fellow bicyclists to show up, listen and support the needs of the most precious members of our community.”
We need to push for strong safety improvements so we don’t have to mourn the loss of another life on our streets. Will you show up to support our walking neighbors and demand real change in the Richmond?
Central Richmond Project Open House
Monday, April 15, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Ave.