A group of concerned neighbors have begun exploring ways we can make access to Alamo Square safer for our most vulnerable community members: our children, seniors, and our underserved neighbors. Safer pedestrian travel to and from the park benefits the entire community.
If you'd like to get more involved in making pedestrian access to our park safer for all, please join us at our next in-person meeting and training with WalkSF this Saturday, November 13th at Alamo Square from 10am-12pm. Meet by the picnic table next to the tennis court.
Thank you to our friends at WalkSF for leading our discussions about traffic calming and how we can make Alamo Square safer for pedestrians. During our last meeting we discussed some of the most dangerous intersections around the park and the broader neighborhood.
Over the past year several of our neighbors have expressed concerns about drivers becoming increasingly aggressive and wreckless while driving around our neighborhood. High risk intersections like Scott and Fulton and Fulton and Steiner are not new to ASNA. In past years ASNA has pushed SFPD to provide traffic enforcement to sight drivers who blow through stop signs or fail to yeild to pedestrians. But placing traffic enforcement officers at these intersections is only a temporary solution. If we want to make access to and from Alamo Square safer for the entire neighborhood, we need changes to the streetscape that will slow drivers down and prompt them to yield to pedestrians.
We all deserve to live in a neighborhood where aggressive driving and road rage is not part of the everyday reality of traveling around on foot. A vehicle striking a pedestrian in a residential neighborhood is not acceptable and there are things we can do to reduce the risks of this happening.
Making access to our park safer for everyone also benefits our historically underserved neighbors by creating safe pathways to and from the park to their homes.