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Maps Show Where Thousands of S.F. Cyclists, Pedestrians Hurt or Killed

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These mapped points account for 5,325 pedestrian injuries and 127 deaths. Click here for interactive version of map. (Vision Zero San Francisco)

Bicyclists and pedestrians beware: San Francisco’s major commercial corridors can be lethal.

Surprised? Probably not. But now you can see that reality in startling detail on the city’s interactive maps, which show exactly where thousands of people were hurt or killed when they were hit by cars.

The maps are products of the new “Vision Zero” policy agenda, which the city adopted in early 2014 in an effort to make the streets safer following a spate of pedestrian deaths. The maps draw from data that the California Highway Patrol collected between 2005 and 2011 that city agencies compiled and analyzed.

The interactive maps show exactly how many people were hurt at a given intersection. (Skull-and-crossbones represents a death, “X” represents a severe injury, and larger circles mark intersections where accidents frequently occurred.)

Map of cycling injuries and deaths in San Francisco from 2007-11. Click on map for interactive version.
Map of cycling injuries and deaths in San Francisco from 2007-11. Click on map for interactive version. (Vision Zero San Francisco)

Cyclists: Major injuries were clustered along Polk Street in the Tenderloin, as well as Valencia Street in the Mission District. The intersection of Market Street and Octavia Boulevard was especially dangerous, and serious collisions occurred in the Panhandle neighborhood, too. (Data from 2007—2011)


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