Walkability and Safety Rankings
Year after year, San Francisco ranks as one of the best places to walk.
(2012, January) Bicycling and Walking in the United States- 2012 Benchmarking Report, Alliance for Biking and Walking
(2010, January) Bicycling and Walking in the United States- 2010 Benchmarking Report, Alliance for Biking and Walking
(2009, November) Dangerous by Design- Solving the Epidemic of Preventable Pedestrian Deaths (and Making Great Neighborhoods), Transportation for America
(2009, May) 2009 American College of Sports Medicine Fitness Index
(2007, December) Footloose and Fancy Free: A Field Survey of Walkable Urban Places in the Top 30 U.S. Metropolitan Areas, Christopher B. Leinberger, Brookings
The Pedestrian Program has performed several studies in their efforts to improve the walking environment within San Francisco.
(Coming Soon) Crosswalk Guidelines
(2011, June) 2010 Pedestrian Count Report (PDF)
(2011, January) A supplemental report prepared by SFMTA staff expands on summary information presented in the NYC-SF comparative study.
(2010, November) Evaluation of Pedestrian Video Detection to adjust signal timing. This report evaluates a pilot project which installed a video detection to extend the crossing time for pedestrians who otherwise could be caught finishing their crossing on the red light.
(2010, November) New York City-San Francisco Pedestrian Study (accessible PDF)
(2010, April) 2009 Pedestrian Count Report contains methodology and results from manual counts at 25 locations citywide.
(2009, December) 2008 SFMTA Collision Report contains collision data, trends and analysis
(2008, June) APS Policy
(2006, January) Pedestrian Countdown Signals: Experience with an Extensive Pilot Installation. ITE Journal. Frank Markowitz, Stanley Sciortino, Ph.D., Jack Lucero Fleck, P.E. and Bond M. Yee, P.E. San Francisco’s pilot pedestrian countdown signals were associated with a decrease in pedestrian injuries and fewer pedestrians finishing crossing on red. This feature discusses the impacts of the popular devices on collisions, pedestrian behavior and attitudes, motorist behavior and signal maintenance needs.
(2002, June) Safety Evaluation of Right Turn on Red. ITE Journal. Jack L. Fleck, Bond M. Yee. This paper defends the safety record of California’s Right Turn on Red law and takes issue with assertions that this policy increases the risk of collisions.
(Various Years) Transportation Fact Sheet contains basic statistics about transportation in San Francisco.
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