Confronting Traffic Violence: A Movement to Change our Streets
Jan 26, 2021 8:00 AM
Aly Geller & Steve Bingham, Walk SF
Confronting Traffic Violence: A Movement to Change our Streets

Nearly 40,000 people are killed and 3,000,000 severely injured each year in traffic crashes in the United States. San Francisco and the Bay Area are not immune, with an average of 30 fatalities and nearly 600 severe injuries to pedestrians and cyclists in San Francisco alone each year. Unlike so many other public health epidemics, this one is completely preventable.

Stephen Bingham lost his daughter, Sylvia, to a drug-impaired truck driver in 2009. He is a leading member of Families for Safe Streets, a group of advocates working to support policies and engineering changes to make our streets safe for all. Aly Geller oversees Families for Safe Streets as part of her role as Vision Zero Engagement Manager at Walk,San Francisco, the city's only pedestrian advocacy organization. Aly and Steve will discuss Walk SF's and Families for Safe Streets' ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in San Francisco.