Where Most Pedestrians Get Run Over in San Francisco
“Did you look both ways before you cros…“BAM!! – Octavia Street., San Francisco
“Hey Motherfucker, this is a bike lan..“SPLAT!! – Folsom St., San Francisco
“Dude, have you looked up from your phone in like..“POW!! – Fake St., Gotham
Using dramatic recreations of pedestrian-involved traffic accidents along with sound effects we learned from the original Batman TV show, we hope to educate San Franciscans on the dangers of walking. And also where the most dangerous walking happens in our fair city.
Thankfully the folks at SF Standard (Garrett Leahy, Liz Lindqwister, Joe Burn) did real research using data from SF’s police, transportation agency and health department, and created an interactive map of reported accidents involving pedestrians.
TOP Intersections for Traffic Collisions in SF
Since 2018, the spot where most pedestrians get hit by cars is at Market and Octavia streets.
Market & Octavia is most dangerous for pedestrians
The top three highest collision intersections are where Market intersects with 5th, 6th and Octavia, with 411 total collisions since city officials started publishing the data in 2005.
SF Intersections with Highest Number of Collisions (since 2005)
Market Street and Van Ness Avenue are hotspots for traffic collisions, these two arteries claim 10 of the top 15 intersections with injury-inducing collisions.
5th and Market : 146
Market and Octavia 135
6th and Market 131
Mission and Van Ness 126
16th and Potrero 120
Duboce and Mission 117
Market and 8th 116
13th and Van Ness 109
Market and 7th 108
19th and Sloat 104
Fell and Masonic 104
16th and Van Ness 102
Oak and Octavia 100
Hayes and Van Ness 100
Broadway and Van Ness 99
The worst intersections for pedestrians getting hit by cars were 5th, 6th, and 7th on Market st.
With the city making Market Street ‘car free’, it’s undoubtedle that these kinds of pedestrian-involved traffic accidents will go way down on Market Street. for more traffic accident data check out the SF standard article here.
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