San Francisco Mayor London Breed targets bureaucracy in effort to improve SF pedestrian safety

Distracted motorists, hasty Uber and Lyft drivers and traffic-snarled roadways pose threats to pedestrians and bicyclists in San Francisco, but so does a slow-moving bureaucracy that hobbles the city’s efforts to make street improvements, Mayor London Breed said Wednesday.

So, Breed has directed three city agencies to accelerate safety projects and ramp up enforcement, particularly on the 13 percent of city streets that officials have dubbed “high injury corridors” because they account for more than 75 percent of crash injuries and fatalities.