Coming on the heels of numerous recent pedestrian and cyclist deaths, SFPD will be conducting "pedestrian enforcement operations" throughout September. The operations will take place during peak traffic hours at various locations throughout the city, including the Geary Street corridor, San Bruno Avenue corridor, Bayshore Boulevard, Sixth Street corridor, and Cole Valley.
Officers will be focusing on ticketing drivers for violations that are the leading causes of pedestrian collisions, such as pedestrian right-of-way, red light, stop sign, and speed violations.
The operation was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, and SFPD PR explains that it will "complement current pedestrian safety efforts conducted throughout the San Francisco Police Department."
Unfortunately, these sorts of measure do little to fix our flawed traffic infrastructure, which is the real problem. Why can't we be like Copenhagen?