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S.F. streets particularly mean for pedestrians - SFGate

This is a city that last year was named the best walking city in the country by the American Podiatric Medical Association and Prevention magazine because of the many city agencies assisting in walking issues. Yet more than two pedestrians are hit each day on average, accounting for about a quarter of all injury crashes and, according to some reports, nearly half the city's traffic fatalities.

The top 10 most dangerous parts of San Francisco for walkers are concentrated in the Financial District and the Tenderloin, South of Market and Bayview neighborhoods. While those 10 U.S. Census tracts are home to less than 4 percent of the city's population, they account for about 21 percent of pedestrian collisions, according to an analysis of the data.

Read more: SFGate
For details on this study and other similar studies, visit the SF Department of Public Health Environmental Health Section

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