That Hoodline story got 210 comments, showing that people in SF are very much concerned---and often skeptical---about what City Hall is up to (See also the comments to yesterday's Examiner story on night parking meters).
Look in particular at pages 4-7 where there are numbers for traffic fatalities in SF from 1915 through 2008. During that time there's been a dramatic drop in traffic fatalities here, since it wasn't uncommon for there to be more than 100 deaths a year on city streets through the 1960s.
The main reason pedestrian fatalities in SF remain relatively high: people walk a lot more in San Francisco than they do in other cities (see pages 10-12).
See this Vision Zero document, page 2.
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