cover-crosswalk.jpgMore than 100 San Francisco residents showed up at City Hall this morning to air their concerns about pedestrian safety at a hearing convened by Supervisor Jane Kim.

Kim, whose district includes the Tenderloin, South of Market, and Mission Bay neighborhoods, said rates of pedestrian injuries and fatalities are higher among the city’s elderly and poor than other demographics.

“The lights are too fast,” Gloria Hernandez, a senior living in Mission Bay, said at the hearing.

Hernandez said she lives one block from a freeway, and that drivers “just don’t care” about pedestrian safety.

Supervisor David Campos also attended the hearing, along with representatives from the San Francisco Police Department, the Department of Public Works, and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

Saul Sugarman, Bay City News

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