Vigils for those killed by traffic violence

Since October 2021, whenever we've heard of someone killed by traffic violence, we have gone to that intersection to bring attention to these preventable deaths and demand that meaningful action be taken to prevent them in the future in accordance with Vision Zero - a program to bring an end to traffic violence. Unfortunately, the kinds of infrastructure changes needed to make people safe have not been carried out, and traffic violence continues to disproportionately affect marginalized people.

We need streets that are safe by design, and cannot rely on driver behavior, adherence to the law or law enforcement to keep our community safe.

In addition, Traffic Violence Rapid Response Team has started holding vigils in the East Bay.

Dates given are dates of the vigil.

Franklin and Union. March 14, 2024

After years of inaction and false promises from the city, we returned to one of our first vigil sites. We installed a one-block road diet that very effectively calmed traffic on Franklin. The road diet was removed by the city later that same day, returning Franklin to its dangerous three-lane configuration.

16th and Potrero. May 25, 2023

Protestors call for more Vision Zero safety measures at site of fatal SF pedestrian crash
Dozens of people in San Francisco stood at the intersection of 16th Street and Potrero in San Francisco holding signs at the bus stop where a person died Tuesday after being hit by a stolen vehicle.

16th and Valencia. January 20, 2023

24th Ave & Santiago. October 31, 2022

Lombard and Steiner. September 13, 2022

Market and Danvers. September 7, 2022

16th St and South Van Ness. July 12, 2022

A hit-and-run during a high speed police chase.

Eddy and Larkin. June 20, 2022

There have been at least 21 previous collisions at this intersection over the past 10 years, resulting in 2 previous deaths and 20 previous injuries.

Octavia and Oak, June 9th, 2022

3rd St and Mission, June 1st, 2022

Fulton and 37th Ave, May 25, 2022

Organized by Richmond Family SF

Turk and Taylor. May 6, 2022

Another driver ran a red light.

Evans and Mendell. April 9th, 2022

A driver ran a red light. SFMTA recommended no changes to the street.

Bayshore and Oakdale. March 22, 2022

Fillmore and Chestnut. March 17, 2022

84 year old pedestrian.

Elderly pedestrian dies after SF collision
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – An elderly pedestrian injured in a traffic collision in San Francisco’s Marina District earlier this month has died from her injuries, officials with the pedestria…

22nd St and Harrison. March 4, 2022

Abraham Joshua, 23 years old, a teacher.

Friends, students mourn traffic victim Abraham Joshua
Two days ago, 23-year-old Abraham Joshua’s life came to an abrupt end when he was struck and killed by a truck at Harrison and 22nd streets. He was on his

Lincoln and 46th Ave. January 30, 2022

Hit and run. No recommended response from the SFMTA.

Geary and Laguna. January 1, 2022

33 year old pedestrian.

Driver kills pedestrian as deadly stretch of Geary suffers another fatal crash – SFBay
A driver struck and killed a 33-year-old pedestrian Wednesday night on Geary Boulevard in Cathedral Hill.

Phelps and Fairfax. December 3, 2021

80 year old pedestrian, walking home after working the night shift as a security guard.

Press Release: Pedestrian killed in Bayview marks 13th this year - Walk San Francisco
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 30, 2021 CONTACT: Jodie Medeiros, Executive Director, Walk SF, [email protected], 415-596-1580(c); Marta Lindsey, Communications Director, Walk SF, [email protected], 617-833-7654(c) Senior killed while walking marks 13th pedestrian death of 2021 San Franc…

Franklin and Union. November 10, 2021

A teacher was killed while standing on the sidewalk across the street from his school.

Pedestrian killed after 2 vehicles collide in San Francisco
A pedestrian was killed Wednesday morning in San Francisco after two vehicles collided, police say.


Van Ness and McAllister. October 18, 2021

Unknown pedestrian in her 30s. Hit and run.

Woman Killed In Hit-and-Run Crash Near San Francisco City Hall
A woman died in a hit-and-run collision near San Francisco City Hall early Thursday morning, police said.