Brace Yourselves: Special SFPD Traffic Enforcement Operations to Start August 8th at 5th and Market

Oh boy, the SFPD is going to bring it to 5th and Market come Monday.

Officers from Southern Station:

“…will initiate enforcement operations during the week of August 8, 2011. Enforcement will be conducted at the intersection of 5th Street and Market Street and will involve officers in cars, on motorcycles and on foot. The Police Department and SoCPAB plan to expand this traffic safety campaign to other parts of the Southern District in future weeks.”

They’re going to be all over the place!

Sorry, “Red Bull Street Team Girls” of Market Street, the Boys in Blue from Southern Station won’t have as much time for you starting next week:

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All the deets:

San Francisco Police Partner with Community for Pedestrian Safety

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Posted Date: 8/5/2011 12:00 PM

San Francisco Police Officers will partner with members of the Southern Station Community Police Advisory Board (SoCPAB) to improve pedestrian safety in the Southern Police District.

On Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 9:00 am to 12 noon, members of the SoCPAB will be at the intersection of 5th Street and Market Street to share their “be-city-smart” message and increase pedestrian awareness at this location. Members of SoCPAB will hand out fliers in an effort to educate the public on traffic safety.

Captain Charlie Orkes, Commanding Officer of Southern Station stated, “In a city named most walkable in the country (www.walkscore.com), it is unacceptable that our Southern District has the highest incidents of traffic related injuries and fatalities.”

SoCPAB Co-Chair and Community Leader echoed that, “If our joint effort between SFPD and residents saves just one life of those walking, riding or driving, it will be a success.”

Following Saturday’s educational campaign, the Police Department will initiate enforcement operations during the week of August 8, 2011. Enforcement will be conducted at the intersection of 5th Street and Market Street and will involve officers in cars, on motorcycles and on foot. The Police Department and SoCPAB plan to expand this traffic safety campaign to other parts of the Southern District in future weeks.

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4 Responses to “Brace Yourselves: Special SFPD Traffic Enforcement Operations to Start August 8th at 5th and Market”

  1. mikesonn says:

    There shouldn’t be any private autos at 5th and Market if the forced right turn at 6th was actually enforced. Which it isn’t. My wife and I were nearly hit by some driver the other day gunning it and cutting us off so that he could get from the right turn lane into the Muni lane on the left.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Cars coming up Sixth are allowed to turn right on Market, so it’s not necessarily illegal for cars to come inbound past Fifth.

    The SFPD generally has an empty car parked between Fifth and Sixth as a deterrent…

  3. mikesonn says:

    True, and they will be coming from the east as well.

  4. Andrew Mathias says:

    This entire no cars on Market St. idea is not very well thought out Is the idea that if The City is more confusing for drivers then they wont drive? Because people still drive. Confusion equals extra miles driven burning fuel creating pollutants. Drivers become frustrated ,distracted causing accidents. One would imagine that insuring an easy and rapid flow of trafic causes San Francisco to become more livable as well as green.

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