Posts tagged safety
Safe Street Advocates Call for a State of Emergency

After two more pedestrian fatalities in the Tenderloin, Walk San Francisco held a rally earlier this month to demand that the city take emergency measures to provide safe streets. Read more about the rally via Bay City Beacon and Kron4. As well as SF Chronicle’s opinion piece, “rebuilding cities for people, not cars.” At TLCBD we are also pushing for changes to dangerous intersections, including more pedestrian scrambles; plus education and escorting following these changes. Would you like to see more TLCBD Safe Passage Corner Captains at new scramble intersections?

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Yellow Brick Road Awards: Honoring our After School Program Partners

On Thursday, May 30, Yellow Brick Road Awards took place at Boeddeker Park. This was an opportunity to recognize the hard work of our after school program partners who work every day to build a culture of safety through Safe Passage.” This year’s Yellow Brick Road Award was given to Kroc Center/Salvation Army for their outstanding work with youth in the Tenderloin. Additional awards were also given to the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club. Special thanks to Tenderloin Station for co-hosting this event!

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Join us for Safe Streets for Seniors Day! Resource fair, giveaways, lunch & more! (April 26)

Safe Streets for Seniors Day, co-organized by the Curry Senior Center and TLCBD, will be a resource fair, along with giveaways and lunch. Find out more about the City’s programs and Safe Streets partners that are working to make the Tenderloin a safer place for seniors. Interested in joining as a participating organization? Contact us.

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Meet JaLil Turner, TLCBD Safe Passage Program Manager

JaLil Turner (pronounced Jah-Lil) is the newest member of the TLCBD Safe Passage team. As the new program manager, he will be overseeing the TLCBD Safe Passage day-to-day logistics, as well as contributing to the growth and evolution of the program.

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TLCBD Safe Passage Receives Commendation from Supervisor Jane Kim

On Tuesday, November 27, TLCBD Safe Passage received commendation from Supervisor Jane Kim at the Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall. This special honor served as another great moment on the TLCBD Safe Passage’s 10 year timeline and a chance to thank everyone involved, especially the Tenderloin residents who are the heart & soul of this program. Check out the video and photos.

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Photos: TLCBD Safe Passage 10 Year Anniversary Party

Here are some photos from the TLCBD Safe Passage Ten Year Anniversary Party at Tenderloin’s PianoFight. The party served as a momentous occasion to thank our many Safe Passage Corner Captains, show off some karaoke skills (shout out to Supervisor Jane Kim and incoming D6 Supervisor Matt Haney for the duet!) and recognize the program’s founders, funders, and everyone in between.

The party also marked the start of our fundraising efforts for the next 10 years. Donate here, every bit helps to expand and continue this vital neighborhood work.

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SFMTA Board to consider 3 major pedestrian safety projects for Tenderloin, SoMa streets today [Hoodline]

Proposals to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety in the Tenderloin and SoMa neighborhoods will be considered by the SFMTA Board of Directors today as part of the city’s plan to reduce traffic-related deaths.

The meeting comes just under two months after a pedestrian was killed in an unsolved hit-and-run incident near the intersection of Turk and Taylor streets, one of the critical areas targeted by the Safer Taylor Street Project. And according to SFMTA, the corridor targeted by the 6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project sees pedestrians struck by vehicles once every 16 days on average.  Read the full article on the Hoodline.

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Safer Inside: Whether you call it a Safe Injection Site or an Overdose Prevention Site, the goal is to save lives

This week (August 28 – 31, 2018)  Safer Inside's demonstration site was in full swing with tours to the press and public. The goal? Show what a full-scale, operational demonstration model of an overdose prevention site would look like.

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It's Back-to-School time for Safe Passage

As students are heading back to school and our safety orientation sessions begin, the Safe Passage crew is growing and so are their schedules. This year Safe Passage will be celebrating 10 years! Stay tuned for our celebration in November. Also check out Safe Passage on ABC7 this Friday at 4pm.

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Safe Passage receives Environmental Service Award from the City

On July 24, the second annual Commission on the Environment's environmental service award was received by the Tenderloin Community Benefit District and the Safe Passage Team, after being nominated by Commissioner Mike Sullivan of Orrick Harrington & Sutcliffe.

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KQED visits TLCBD Safe Passage, get to know some of the Neighborhood Heroes of our program

KQED recently visited TLCBD's Safe Passage, resulting in radio, print, and video stories documenting some of the diverse voices powering this important program. Get to know the people who’ve come to inspire us as Corner Captains, the residents who volunteer to make the Tenderloin a safer place for ALL.

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Reflections From Turk Hyde Mini Park

Words from an artist activator: "What’s different here is that you’re bringing calm inside of an environment that is not always calm. When you have calm you are able to reflect rather than react. Everything that’s happening in the street is about reaction,"

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Tenderloin Safe Passage, Checking in . . . Volume 1

When Safe Passage Corner Captain teams are out along "the Route", safe protocols call for regular check-ins over walkie-talkie. In this regular column, we'll share with you updates, field notes, and other highlights from this important program.

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