PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
October 18, 2005
Subject: Pedestrian Safety Campaign Traffic Enforcement On Geary Corridor October 19
The San Francisco Police Department will be joining the Department of Parking and Traffic, the Department of Public Health, the Automobile Association of America and volunteers in a public pedestrian safety awareness campaign Wednesday, October 19, at Geary Boulevard and 12th Avenue from 7:00 to 9:00 A.M.
The pedestrian safety campaign, which also focused on the Geary corridor this past August and which resulted in new overhanging traffic lights being installed, is part of an ongoing cooperative program to draw motorists’ attention to pedestrian rights. As part of Wednesday morning’s campaign, the street will be coned to slow down motorists, a radar speed trailer will be set up, and motorists stopped at lights will be leafleted with safety information. The message will be loud and clear to slow down and save lives.
The pedestrian safety awareness campaign will be ongoing and will continue to focus on the Geary corridor, later branching out to other “hot spots,” including 19th Avenue.
Funding for the pedestrian safety campaign has been provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic and Safety through the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.
For more information, please contact:
Sergeant Bob Guinan
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Tel (415) 553-1651 / Fax (415) 553-9229