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attack on our streets. my message today is that their lives matter and i am outraged for them and we need to be outraged all of the time for every life we lose. we really are in a senior state of emergency in san francisco. we implore you to help us stop this emergency. thank you. >> thank you. sutani. >> first of all, i want to thank the public for the comments. we are listening to them and taking these things very seriously. that is why we have a specific committee to try to push down those as much as we can. in your presentation, there were
a few slides that stood out. one of them being 22% of the, i believe the fatalities were homeless and they make up a very small portion of the population. can you speak to that? what are the issues or what can we do about it? then later on. by the way i don't have the name in front of me. the student of educational peace i want to hear something about that in terms how we target our education, and that goes true for the seniors but go ahead. >> i will speak to homelessness. good afternoon, i am meghan ware
the director and vision zero could chair. the question respect to homelessness is something we were recently able to start tracking through our work on better understanding patted terns of traffic deaths. that was something we hadn't historically had access to respect to the work and now we are able to track that more routinely. it was something of particular concern and as a result in this year we are moving forward to first engage with the health department then the other colleagues within the city to better understand the weighs in which homeless people essentially are by virtue of being home less disproportionately at risk for traffic deaths. that includes not having a home and therefore really not having shelter from the transportation system and potential exposure to
better understanding where our homeless residents are concentrated in our city and by verbyvery tu of that how they -y very tu of that how they are at risk and the health needs pre-existing that might put them at increased risk in the traffic system. this is under studied nationally and through our partnership with our healthcare colleagues we are moving to better understand and engage about recommendations to better protect our homeless residents. >> this is sort of a disturbing number. >> i agree. >> one of those slides it talks about the 30% of the traffic
fatalities are hit and run so when we talk about enforcement later, maybe we could address it then and see if there are issues beyond those numbers. the other thing that this report is spelling out some of the data around fatalities. as you know there is a lot of seriously injured people that we have really been focusing on in recent years, and i am just wondering. you will see the data. are we seeing any patterns in terms of the seriously injured folks? >> yes, i believe there is a portion of the later presentation that focuses on severe injuries. we tract severe injuries. from vision zero it is not fatalities. you want to reduce the burden of
injury. >> i think one of the things i am looking for for patterns is this is going to be how this type of information could be used in terms how we target our education piece, whether it is effective or not. if we are not, for instance, really doing much or what we are seeing a lot of monolingual folks jumped and we are not targeting that education, something is wrong with that. >> that is to be raised later if they are nothey are not address. >> thank you for the presentation. i wanted to know what is the current fatality report on 2019
so far? >> i have colleagues here from the police department. there are many open investigations through the end of february we had four fatalities. typically we rate. my reporting is not released until the end of the calendar month. i think pd is the better agency to answer. >> is pd here to respond? what is the fatality report so far in 2019? >> eight. >> yes, i am captain of the police department. i oversee the traffic investigation unit. there are eight fatalities to date. >> how many were pedestrians? >> five were pedestrians. >> then bicycles? >> i have one bicycles and two motor vehicles.
>> supervisor fewer: thank you very much. i appreciate that. do you happen to have with you the severe traffic injury report of 2018? i see that we have numbers only to 2017? >> i have the fatalities from 2019. >> i will speak to that. the 2018 data is a collaboration of police data and san francisco general hospital trauma data. we have requested that. they have 60 days to close the patient data. when we receive it we will add it to the report. >> supervisor fewer: i want to know if on the serious traffic injury are you seeing any -- i have been hearing about head injuries from scooters. >> scooters is popular. we have been working with the
trauma staff at the hospital to better track scooters and hoverboards. that went into place in october last year and the preliminary data we don't have. >> supervisor fewer: when will you have that data? >> we anticipate a summary in the summer of this year. for for perhaps it is good to have a hearing at that time when the data is released. that is great. i want to make a couple of comments. i live in the richmond district. it is district one. we have had two vehicle fatalities in one month. we know the one at 18th and california. there was another one at 43rd, an 88-year-old chinese woman. these are two chinese a lot in common with me, both seniors. it is appalling.
yesterday we had another collision pedestrian involved on geary. that person suffered injuries but did not die. i think there are a couple. i am sorry i have to leave at 4:30 p.m. to pick up my daughter. i want to say a couple of theirs. one, i think i in my district we need to look at repaving crosswalks they are uneven with huge potholes. if they happen to fall in the crosswalk they will not make it across the crosswalk and be flat on the ground, that is very dangerous for the seniors. 18th and california we don't need the four-way stop we need a stoplight. there are only stop signs. my husband was a san francisco police officer for 35 years. the last nine years he was in a traffic unit riding a solo
motorcycle giving out tickets. he could give them out again and again repeatedly because people do not stop for three seconds at the stop sign. we know we have had a fatality at 33rd and cab brill io in broad daylight. a good friend of ours died. it was a big loss to the community also. when i think about a potential traffic island, it is not enough between this area of park and 25th people pick up speed. it is flat. people do not stop at stop signs for the full three second goes to slow it down. then to the next thing. there is little enforcement in my neighborhood of the traffic unit. i rarely ever see a traffic unit out there enforcing. i want be to say that i don't think police are deterrents on many things.
i think around collisions they are absolutely. if you get a ticket you drive safer. if you see a solo motorcyclist giving someone a ticket you drive slower. it is what it is. for months afterwards where my husband used to it is at fifth and clement people would stop because that is where he would iit is to give out tickets. it has a lasting effect. i would love to see and i am working with the chief to have more motorcyclists to give out tickets. i want them to give tickets, i want them to mark every violation that there is and they do not yield to pedestrians. i know myself. i have been hit at the intersection of 15th and california. then i want to look at repainting crosswalks. they are faded. we need somebody to keep track
how brightly list this crosswalks are. we need to look at improved lighting on the streets. i know that every fatality that happens from the vehicle is just heart breaking. i had yesterday the daughter of the woman who died at 18th and california in my office on tuesday. she came to my office. we had a meeting. just sobbing profusely at the loss of her mother when it could have been prevented. this was a hit-and-run accident. i actually am sorry i can't hear the whole presentation. i want to be here today to say that i think these are some of the improvements that we could look at right now and that we could do. i want to advocate there is a signal, not a stop signbute
signal at 18th and california. this is why. there is a playground down the street. the ymca and rec center. there is an elementary school up on 18th. people drive so quickly on california. i want to interrupt that speed and so i also think that we publicize certain fatalities more than others. i think it is tragic the bicyclist on howard street was killed that is horrible. but it is horrible also when pedestrians get killed. they are just crossing the street. i see so little notice around that, and i just think when we look at the data it shows the vulnerable populations, the pedestrians. i think that we don't put enough emphasis on how many pedestrians die on our streets.
i know it because i am involved in this. my husband and be i went for a walk the overnight, and all of my clothes that i have worn are dark. we both wore headlamps. i said people are getting killed on the streets so we used headlamps. hello. i think what i am trying to say we have to be more proactive, but i think enforcement is such a key to this. if people think they can get away with it, they will. another thing i think what we need in the neighborhoods and the police should sponsor is driver training refresher courses. the streets in san francisco have changed. i am 62 years old. i have driven around the world, too, but traffic circles with four-way stops i don't get it. i don't know who has the right-of-way and who doesn't. i need reeducated and drivers
need to, too. if you are on a bicycle you need to stop at the stop sign because you can injury the pedestrian and senior crossing the street. thank you for listening today and thank you also to president yee for keeping so did diligent on our goals. i want to say that eight fatalities so far in 2019 completely unacceptable, completely avoidable and preventable. thank you. >> supervisor yee: any other comments on this item? thank you, supervisor fewer. okay. if there is no further questions then we will move on to the next item. mr. clerk, please call item 5. >> clerk: san francisco police department report. this is an information item.
>> this is captain and captain timothy. nice seeing you again. ricardo, the city traffic engineer will come up later, i guess. >> i was given an overview of the commission there year. i have been examining these eight fatalities working with the people assigned to investigate to make sure they have everything they need to investigate them. i will give you a brief rundown. as mentioned earlier, five of the fatalities are pedestrians, two were the operators of motor vehicles, one was a bicyclists. in 2018 there were seven hit-and-runs. three arrests have been made so
far. the other four are still open active investigations. to date we have had eight fatalities, one hit-and-run. that collision at 18th and california is discussed. that is an open investigation. i have been working with the investigator on that case. i know supervisor fewer had a press conference to get witnesses to come forward. the time and location was also put on social media platforms like next door to ask people to check videos if they were in the area with dashcams. we don't have a lot of leads. they are working on that case at this time. i spoke with him before i came here to get the latest update for you. one of the question is what can the public do to help? us getting the information out. before supervisor fewer had the press conference the investigator had put out to the
media relation unit press release asking for information. that is one thing we ask anyone in the area of the collision if they see news and they think they may have been in the area or they hear an escape route a person took or they went down this and turned right if they have a dashcam to check that if they have a vehicle driving recklessly in the area to check that. we have a tip line for the san francisco police department. we follow all continues that come in. the number is (415)575-4444 or they can text a tip to tip411 and begin the text with sfpd. it will go to the operations center and be forwarded to the investigative unit. one of the questions asked was about the tnc as far as fatals
concerned. the fatalities, two involved tncs. this year we had one fatality with a person in the sticker in the window. it is under investigation. it is part of the ongoing investigation. we will have more information shortly on whether that would actually qualify. we can speak to the changes to collect that data. we implemented new changes to be able to track the tnc involvement in collisions and driving habits that result in citations. >> good afternoon. i am the commanding officer for city wide traffic division. that is part of special operations. we are a support unit to the police department, and we support the district stations. i work closely with all district station captains to make sure they have our support.
we work city wide events and we work community outreach in the city in addition to traffic enforcement. traffic enforcement and traffic investigation, the initial response and police report are bread and butter. that is the mission of our unit. we also are part of division zero group and family to make our streets safer and we work under the different action items for safe streets, safe people, safe vehicles and data systems. i will go into where we fit into that. as far as enforcement, a lot of enforcement, i know we are obligated and our goal is to reach the 50% focus on the five. in addition to that, our deployment not just looks at high injury corridor but we look at where we have had rent
fatalities, where we have had serious collisions that could result in a fatality. we do send the motorcycle officers to the area to starten enforcement. my job is to continue the enforcement. some of those areas the collaboration with the stations, you know, i worked with angela yu and we are trying to get some education component out there through the community. i have worked with bobby and also captain yip who have done several mono lingual meetings. we are trying to schedule i through your offer, supervisor peskin. on woodside i have been working with the captain bailey to make
sure she is connected with your office and we do enforcement in those corridors. when we go to a corridor and start on the enforcement, many times we try to hit the commute hours. for example the bike zones, we hit market, howard, fulsome, embarcadero, valencia and try to rotate the different areas. we are not just doing focus on the five. we are also doing distracted driving. there is a lot of different tasks we are given. we do try to work with the stations to become a force multiply to address the challenges we have on enforcement. we work without side agencies such as m.t.a., dph. we are trying to collaborate to make the streets safer. we are at the meetings.
we go to meetings at events to minimize traffic problems to make the area safer for events. to give you a snapshot of enforcement, in 2018 san francisco police department wrote 50,895 tickets, 40% were on the five. the other were things like distracted driving, driving in municipalny lanes and be things that we encourage officers to take action on. out of those 12,000 of them were written by my motorcycle officers and 41% were focused on the five. the other ones were the other violations that i just talked about. currently we are at about 50% focus on the five. we are doing better. we did get an influx of new officers which helped us. we gained 10 new motorcycle
officers. there is another class coming in april, early may. we will gain more officers there. overall, law enforcement in san francisco wrote 1259 citations for blocking a bike line. in 115 sites for people not just blocking the bike lane but driving in the bike main. it could be a motorcycle or car. so far we have a new system called e sites. that is deployed city wide. it is currently active city wide. it is a new system. capturing that data so far we have written 2819cites to tnc drivers in 2018. i think that number is significantly higher. it is a new system and we are
not capturing all of the tncs yet. they now have a box to identify if it is a tnc. of that 2819, 1300 were written by motorcycle officers in 2018. i just checked our number is at 600 and it is only march. we will probably exceed that this year. we do try to work with the tnc companies on safety features that they can put into their app mostly for events. i know we are looking at permanent giofencing along valencia core gore. geo fencing prevents the driver from doing pick ups and propp ups so they -- drop offs so they do not create a safety problem.
the other things we would like to see is the companies have more direction through their app to the drivers. also to their passengers on safety so they can improve their safety. that is something we work with mt. we don't have local jurisdiction to regulate. we do try to get the message to the companies. some of the future highlights in 2019. this is under safe vehicles and data systems are we are working in new modes of transportation so we work with the tax i commission at m.t.a. and work with all of the new modes out on the street and how we can help by being at the table. the other thing our new report writing form now will capture tnc if a vehicle was a tnc, it
is going to capture specialized vehicles such as scooters so we have better data in 2019 to give us an idea which corridors need extra attention and how to make them safer. for the east side system once that is deployed fully, i think by the mid or end of year every station will be fully up 100% and i should see that by like april, may for sure. that direction is already going out. if you have any questions regarding enforcement. >> supervisor stefani: thank you for your presentation. i have some follow up questions. how many motorcycle officers do we currently have in the police department? >> currently we have 45 that
work in this city. we have eight at the airport. >> supervisor stefani: those are traffic enforcement. >> traffic and collision investigation. >> supervisor stefani: how many? what is the highest number we have had? >> i have heard numbers as high as 80, 90. i don't know what years those were. >> supervisor stefani: it is correct to say we are probably down half traffic enforcement motorcycle officers compared to where we have been before? >> it is complicated because i think the department as a whole is looking at how deployment is conducted so i know supervisor yee you started the subcommittee on how the police department is going to look at our staffing, and i think we are in the process of analyzing data where
officers are deployed, which stations. they will look at things such as calls for service, work product. it is a little harder to answer. i can't be say that will be the ideal number. it will be something the department will look at as a whole. >> supervisor stefani: the concern is we don't see enough enforcement. that is not to criticize you. maybe we don't have the resources we need to adequately enforce the traffic laws on our books. with the proliferation of tncs and the way they drive, one would think we need more officers than we once had. my last ride along with northern station, most of the time the officer i was with spent just putting the siren on to move the vehicles along, all of the tncs double parked or causing
traffic issues. it happens every day. we hear that all of the time in the city as supervisors. they can't believe how people are driving, and people want more enforcement, wish people got more tickets so the behavior would change. i agree with supervisor fewer maybe it would change if we had the ability to enforce more. we don't have the ability in city and county of san francisco to regulate tncs to the frustration of all of us. we do have the ability to ticket them and enforce the laws on the books. i would hope because i agree that enforcement is an issue that we would be able to investor figure out exactly the resources we need to enforce our traffic laws to make, you know, to have fewer pedestrian deaths or cyclist deaths or to
change people's behavior and to make people think i might get a ticket if i double park or don't stop at the stop sign. that is why i bring those questions up. thank you. >> commissioner peskin: captain, do you have a sub set of data for scooter related citations? >> i do not nor scooter related, no. >> commissioner peskin: relative to 45 f.t.e., am i calculating right that means at any one time you have 15 solos on the street at any one time? >> no, it is less than that because they are divided up into shifts for days and nights and so we have about around one sergeant and approximately eight to 10. it depends on the squad.
>> for the entire city? >> yes. >> i would concur with the sentiments of the supervisor commissioner stephanie. every once in a while there is two solos at larkin and broadway when people come out of the broadway tunnel, and they pop a bunch of people. for the next month everybody rolls out at 25 miles per hour. they see that on the morning commute and everybody slows down out of the tunnel. i assume the rest of the universe of tickets are out of radio cars or cops walking the beat? >> yes mostly radio cars. so like there is a time in there were there will be two sergeants and 17 to 20 solos as the shifts overlap, but you are right from
a shift point of view it is around between one and eight, one in 10. i do think enforcement has its place. it is education, engineering are important components to it. the challenges also are that many drivers are commuting from other areas. there is different drivers every day. we could it is there and cite them all day and there could be another 500 the next day or the next day. the education premise is important for corridors where people are commuting because it is usually the same people coming in the corridor and they are more effective on the corridor like that. with tncs it is harder. we need help from the tnc company to get drivers to understand san francisco is a totally different beast from san
jose and stockton. i see differs from modesto. i have pulled over drivers from stockton and sacramento here for the weekend then they drive back. >> it is our existence. we have sacramento by the short hairs. >> i want to take public comments if there are any at this time for this item. come on up. line up to my left, your right. >> good afternoon. richard rossman i live in district one. i am on the park and open space advisory commit fee. my goal is to make fulton street safer. i never see motorcycles on river mon or mull ton.
the last time i saw the motorcycle cop he was at safe way. i say why are you not on fulsome street writing tickets? he said this is where i was assigned. i hope we get police out there not baby-sitting at the safe way. >> next. >> i am david back. i bike market street. i rarely see any motorcycles. the one or two i do see tend to be more of a burden than the bikers. if you have the person ticketed in the bike line you are making a safety hazard. i would like this to be done in a matterter way. if you think about it. if there is a car going down the street a police car pulling
somebody over. where do the bikers go? first responders are not thinking. i would like to add that comment to it. thank you. >> >> supervisor yee: can you come up again. would you rattle off numbers? it is hard for me to follow and it would be better if i see it on a piece of paper. this should be every time we have a vision zero committee meeting we should have a report on this item, and when we first started vision zero and emphasized enforcement as one of the strategies, there were actually written reports to show the numbers of tickets given to the vehicles, tickets given to pedestrians, tickets given to buy sout southto --to the bicyc.
what i saw at that point was a comparison of how many more the police department was able to give in terms of tickets. if you rattle off numbers today, i don't remember what it was last year. i have a sense that it could be that we are giving fewer tickets now than a year or two ago. i may be wrong. that is the comparison. it is true, you know, if we do after we do the police thing study. we find we need more people on traffic duty then that is something we could all really
support. let me ask you about hit-and-runs. i have one e-mail where it was a hit-and-run, and the person wasn't killed in that one. then according to the e-mail he went to the police. basically the father went to the police. the police officer was hurt seriously, and there was no citing after the hit-and-run, what is our policy around hit-and-run? to me if somebody hit-and-run, even if the person did not get killed, it is bad enough they get killed. to me they are breaking the law, why wouldn't they be cited? why wouldn't they have jail
time. >> it depending on the initial investigation. usually the initial investigation is done by a patrol officer out on the street. it is not sent to investigations unless it is a injury. so you are talking about just a property damage hit-and-run. if somebody got hit, it would be assigned to tciu. they would make the determination depending on the severity of the injury how much of that investigation and where they would take that. if they have a plate and they are able to prosecute, i don't know if captain if you want to speak on what happens with those cases. from what i understand. the initial traffic officer has the burden of working up that case. if it is a serious injury it comes over to tciu.
>> that's correct. >> i guess once the person that has the hit-and-runs is caught, regardless of how serious or not, isn't it is law to hit somebody and not stop? >> it is and they should be cited or booked if they are located on that day when had report has been taken. >> that is good. that was what i thought. the officer should make an effort to locate where that car is. if it is out there were they locater the person, you know, even a non-severier they should
be booked. in the case of this where several people spoke today, about the one on 18th and california, i forgot who was speaking reporting on that, but you are saying, anybody from the public might have to look at the cameras or whatever to see if they have anything. i thought it was our role as a city as a police to go and actually ask for people. i mean go down and say, hey, you have a store here, do yo do youa camra? i believe some people register cameras? >> in that case we did send four officers to that neighborhood
and they canvassed the block. we did have witnesses who told us which way the car went. they canvassed four block stretch of roadway and checked with everyone to see if they had it on tape. after they made the turn we went the first block. we don't know where they went after that. that is when we requested people to check cameras. we did send several officers. we have several officers trained as video retrieval officers they can go to anyone's security system to pull the video if we found one. >> thank you for the clarification. when i first went. >> we canvas all the scenes looking for video. >> that is better than what i heard earlier. there was mention about going out to the public and at meetings and talking about safety and so forth and sometimes again i'm getting
confused. >> it was me. >> who is going to do something in district three with captain. i am wondering i am glad we are doing that. it reaches sort of a limited audience. how many times can we do this? would it be possible whether during that session or just do something outside of the session to a video of some sort to put it on social media in the appropriate language? >> there is a whole section under vision zero for m.t.a. they actually have a group dedicated to outreach and education. they have numerous videos on pedestrian safety, senior safety, bicycle safety, and they work closely with advocates like walk sf. there is a social media segment to the outreach.
as when i deal with the captains, they also ask me for different community meetings and stuff, ideas on how to do traffic safety. those are smaller audiences. >> thank you. any other questions? i have to close the public comment. i forgot to do that. public comment is closed. >> the only other question. i see this a lot in central. to what extent it is city wide practice to have sting operations. i see that a lot. since the captain is doing it or you send a decoy across the street and somebody tries to hit him? >> i did it at park station and bayview when i was captain. we do pedestrian stings. it is common practice in the stations. it is up to the station captains when they do it. we are more than welcome to
assist them. it is definitely used in the stations. >> that is good. i wish we would do it more often. i personally when i hear of bad intersections in my own district. go there to cross so that when i report to whether it is m.t.a. or whenever. i say i tried several times. i was at the intersection and cars will stop. it is not like i am getting somebody calling me up or having an e-mail. i go out and do that. it seems like if you are going -- if the city is going to respond, if the supervisor goes out there to test if they are going to get run over or not that they will listen.
>> i am interested if you can e-mail me. if you have regular problem areas, i do want to know where they are. >> item number 6. >> 2019 progress update information number. >> i have tom mcguire, director of sustainable streets from sf m.t.a. and cava from vision zero could chair and pedestrian program manager. >> good afternoon, supervise su. i will start by covering the first item that you asked for on
the agenda, update on may or breed's director about critical safety projects and then the projects we implemented. the direction from the mayor is especially relevant this week as we are dealing with the aftermath of the crash that took place on howard street last week. with the mayor asked us to do was to speed up the time it took us to get critical safety improvements on the high injury network on the ground in the street to save lives. that is a goal of the m.t.a. and goal of the agencies involved in the board for the last few years.
>> the wake of terrible tragedy that took place or two tragedies on june 222016 and we built in just a few months protected bike lanes on seventh, eighth and division. we went be through the normal process. m.t.a. board legislated those lanes. we didn't wait for the multiyear design contracting process with partners. we used other own shops and resources that were available and their own staff to build the lanes quickly. last year 2018 we took a similar approach on touched. turk stree. and also howard street. the bike lane that starts at
sixth and extends to 11th street. we have had experience in the past getting projects done faster. the mayor has challenged to make that not exception but rule. this year we built a protected bike lane and improved pedestrian on townsend and valensia and we are working now to respond to the howard street crash. we removed parking on howard between fourth and sixth. we are trying to get by april a temporary protected bike lane there as we continue the discussion with our board and policymakers about perma meant redesign. we don't want to wait for long discussions to conclude before we do what is obvious. we are hoping to do the same on
taylor and behind the new warriors arena. what the mayor's directive is cutting through bureaucracy and finding ways to shorten the process. before this committee i have likened the process to a would d be option conveyor belt. that belt is moving too slow. we are trying to speed up that process to get more safety improvement on the ground faster. the other aspects of the directive are related to the police department, the captain covered the issues there directing the police department to the chief focus of the five and to ask the public utilities to send staff out with engineers to the site of every crash within 24 hours to assess the traffic safety improvements. the pc engineers may help derm
whether there are lighting issues that should be fixed. four of the eight fatalities this year took place at night during dark conditions. roadway lighting is an issue we are trying to pay attention to. that is what the mayor challenged us to do and what you will see from the m.t.a. as we try to institutionalize things we think we know how to do but we want to do it systematically, make it the regular course of business. with that we will give the regular progress update. >> . >> thank you. we usually put these together a few weeks in advance. we don't want to diminish the loss of life we have had in the last two weeks. it really is important to note that we have a lot to do but we are getting a lot done.
the engineers and sustainable streets are digging in deeper to get there the changes are delivering near term projects. five of those in the next two years. some of those are here in addition to the overall goal of 13 miles of safety improvements on the streets. the bigger accomplishment is the post street -- polk street. you will see the new signal protection for bicyclists to prevent them from encountering a turning vehicle. this is the shot on the other side of the same signal. the valencia bike lane is probably the first boarding island protected school crossing. this was controversial. we had a lot of conversation
about it. we are doing an evaluation and will come back in the spring to talk about how this is working for everyone. we have positive feedback and concerns in the time period. on townsend we made significant progress from seventh to fifth street. the remaining blocks still needing this type of treatment but again we are not waiting for the city to rebuild all of town send street whichs unaccepted. we are making do with paint to make it safer both walking and cycling for every one. you can see our shops and crews are working over time. sometimes one of our biggest overlooked projects that is being delivered is the new traffic signal program. they are unsung heroes. we had two go in with two more coming online in geneva in the
next two months along with signal modifications and thank you to the ta who funds the program. we have the big projects. this is an example of small work we do to make things better for everybody on the streets every day. you can see the disgusting sky during the fires. we had crews out there building what is effectively a new protected bicycle facility in bayshore. if you are not a cyclist it is not an area you would be familiar with. you are at the farmers market this is protection to keep them safe to get them more clear to everyone out there. i think we alluded to this. this is a good time for questions. i will cover it and we will answer questions. we did release the first severe
traffic injury report. we got questions why that didn't extend to 2018. we are waiting for hospital data to come on line. one of the most important trend lines is fatalities. very important is the black line at the bottom is the critical injury line. my public health colleagues could be precise about critical. these are injuries that could have been fatalities. really we want to see a dip in this critical injury bar. that is something we know we were making a difference that is the metric i use. we are looking forward to the 2018 data coming online. we appreciate the hospital colleagues for taking time to do this work. we included this slide. these are no surprises. the people walking complies
one-third of the injuries. 30 to 40% of the critical injuries we did talk about how motor vehicles are trending. here we see a growing proportion of the severe and critical injuries. people biking and motorcycles are each 20%. that far out paces the percentage of the mode on the streets. what makes them vulnerable road users. a few more data points. out here i am going to move along in the interest of time. that is it. urgely a talk about the education. that is a stand alone item today. i will sit down and take any questions in public comment as well. >> supervisor yee: any public comment on this item?
>> richard roth man from district nine. residents of richmond 72% don't feel safe crossing fulton. there was an accident about five or six years ago. they have not fixed the light. we asked for a speed bump that can slow down the traffic coming north out of golden gate park. they refused to put it in because of the fire department. yet they put a speed bump on the same road further down. it doesn't make sense. also, we asked for a bright orange light to put on fulton street to slow the traffic down since the cops aren't out there. of those signs that tell you how fast you are going by the radar. we asked two years ago. they still haven't done it. to me, you know, vision zero
won't succeed until you change the operation of the livable streets and have it reorganized. so it responds to the public needs. who do we talk to? i looked an at an organization chart. if you look at it you can't tell who you talk to about richmond district projects. i think if you want to get serious about vision zero, you need to change the way m.t.a. livable streets does business. thank you. >> any other public comment. public comment is now closed. >> supervisor yee: mr. mcguire. i know you are not reporting at this time. at the next meeting i would like to talk about the leading pedestrian intervals and what the progress is and how can we
make it quicker? we know that many of the folks that are killed have been seniors and a lot of it is because they can't get across the intersections fast enough or they would start and cars already making turns. this is one strategy that can be to me very effective. for every light that we don't adjust over the years, that could be one more person that will be not living. please report next time. any other questions on this? seeing none. this informational item. thank you very much. we will move to the next item.
>> clerk: item 7. vision zero strategy update. this is an information item. >> i am going to present on the 2019 action strategy. a good deal of substance at the last meeting in october. this is abbreviated version of the presentation. i didn't want to take too much time here. on february 28th we held our quarterly vision zero task force meeting and released a 2019 update of the action strategy which reflects hours and hours of input if the community and stakeholders. we believe it takes a big step forward in talking how we are going to get to zero and moves from the action the cities can take to expansive and broader vision for how everyone including the state partners and our federal partners can help us work towards achieving that goal. first, our