What if we told you that using existing technology, we could make our city’s streets safer?
And what if we told you that we couldn’t use this technology under existing state law?
Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors came together and unanimously supported a resolution sponsored by Supervisors Eric Mar, Jane Kim and Norman Yee to urge California State lawmakers to authorize the use of Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE). Your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition applauds their support and joins them in advocating for a step towards reaching Vision Zero, the City’s commitment to ending all traffic fatalities and serious injuries on our streets.
We know that the number one cause of fatal and severe injury collisions is speeding. ASE uses radar to measure speed and a camera to photograph and ticket speeding vehicles. This tool to crackdown on the most dangerous traffic violation has been adopted in 75-plus countries and has born success stories all throughout the United States.
Simply put, ASE saves lives. We need all the tools in the toolbox to make our streets safer and encourage more people to bike and walk. Ensuring that we have slower speeds in our city makes a huge difference to feeling comfortable and welcome on our streets, whether you’re biking on sharrows or in a bike lane.
Join our allies at Walk San Francisco to sign their petition and write a letter of support today.
Have more questions regarding Automated Speed Enforcement? Here are some resources to get you started: