In 2014, San Francisco instituted a Vision Zero
program committing the city to eliminate traffic related fatalities within 10 years. Since 2014, despite pouring millions into its Vision Zero program, 237 people have been killed by traffic violence on San Francisco's streets and the city continues to lose about 30 people a year
which equates to a fatality approximately every 13 days.
This project is an ongoing work in progress to crowdsource the identify of the victims of traffic violence and understand the circumstances surrounding each crash. There are clear trends that precipitate many of these fatal crashes, such as unmarked crosswalks in heavily pedestrianized areas and wide roads through San Francisco's downtown core that encourage recklessness and speed. The information this project captures will help us focus our advocacy work, propose solutions and pressure San Francisco's elected officials to start taking this public health crisis seriously.