Pedestrian Hit By Muni
Tonight at approximately 5:41 pm an elderly woman was struck by an outbound N train as it made a turn onto 9th avenue from Irving. According to various reports she is in critical condition at SF General Hospital. The entire scene was shut down for a couple of hours during the rescue and cleanup.
The 9th and Irving corridor has been a focus of traffic calming efforts by the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Association and the Inner Sunset Merchants Association for at least the past 3 years. Unfortunately the MTA and City’s Investigative periods are not timely, and continue as of today. Combined with the fact that several city departments, including the Police Department and Fire & Rescue do not want to see Traffic calming in the Inner Sunset as they say it would affect response times.
The “response times” defense seems all too common these days, as it was pulled out when community policing was being strongly advocated for, both by the voting public and the mayors office.
To get involved with Traffic Calming in your neighborhood let your supervisor know and get involved with the MTA’s official programs.