During the last week, five pedestrians have been seriously injured by motorists on Berkeley’s roads, according to Berkeleyside. Among the victims are prominent local leaders Judy Appel and her wife Alison Bernstein. Thankfully, they are improving. Not everyone is so lucky. Every year about 230 people walking or biking on Berkeley streets are killed or injured in motor vehicle collisions. The recent “cluster” of pedestrian injuries is a sign of this large, but preventable, problem. The city must treat road safety with new urgency.
Walk Bike Berkeley calls on the city to take six steps in 2019 to make our streets safe.