Our approach to safety is inspired by the common humanity we share in public places.
Find our full Safety Statement here.
Safe Passage works to build a culture of safety, helping people feel safe and be safe through Education, Visibility, and Engagement.
SAFE PASSAGE SENIOR
Safe Passage Senior works to increase safety and perception of safety for seniors in the Tenderloin, as well as create opportunities for seniors to get outside and get active!
Within the past few weeks, traffic signal changes have been put into place at 10 intersections within the Tenderloin. These changes should improve pedestrian safety. However, as with many changes, there can be challenges and confusion, especially during this introductory period. TLCBD has begun a Pedestrian Safety Campaign to raise awareness about signal changes, reduce confusion, and build an understanding of general pedestrian safety best practices.
On Friday September 13th, Tenderloin residents and community based organizations rallied together to shut down the intersection of Golden Gate and Leavenworth Streets, demanding swift action to prevent any more traffic violence in the neighborhood. Read more about the demonstration, community demands, and what’s being done at the links below.
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?
Here’s a look at the latest updates received from the SFMTA on the Safer Taylor Street project, and other Vision Zero initiatives aimed at improving pedestrian safety in the Tenderloin.
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!
Here are some photos from Safe Streets for Seniors Day! Big thanks to co-organizers Curry Senior Center, Vision Zero SF, City partners, and neighbors who joined us for the resource fair, lunch, and giveaways!
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.
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.