The City just announced that 15-mph school speed limits are now up around 181 schools, making this the first big city in the state to take comprehensive citywide action for safer streets. Read more at WalkSF.org, in the San Francisco Chronicle and on Streetsblog.
This has been a major campaign for Walk SF because this about redefining what — and who — our streets are for. They should be safe and pleasant for everyone.
Let people know about the new speed limits to make them more effective — and check for them at schools near you. If they’re missing, let SFMTA know. Walk SF has also worked with SFPD, which is going out to each school to ticket speeders. If you see speeders near a school, call your local police station and report it.
“The children of San Francisco are our most precious resource, and we need to make sure that they feel safe traveling to and from school,” said Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “To help ensure this, I have asked city departments to prioritize actions, such as the new 15 miles per hour school speed limit zones that will have a direct and immediate effect on making our streets safer and more livable for all pedestrians.”
way to go, mayor. :]