If Casey Moe was hit in the crosswalk by a speeding vehicle then the police and Chronicle account is substantially inaccurate
The area where this accident occured is a 25 m.p.h. zone. The morning we visited the scene, automobile traffic was clearly exceeding the speed limit.
MUNI bus driver Rene Arevelo who was having his coffee by this corner and who drives the Market Street corridor says that in the morning pedestrians are always darting in front of his bus against the light.
Note the BART exit on the far left (red circle). This is one of the major downtown exits during the morning rush hour for San Francisco's subway (or underground.) There is an identical exit on the other side or the street.
Note the second circle from the left. This is the traffic light for the next block. With the next light so close and both foot and motor traffic so heavy, it is hard to understand why police would permit speeding in this zone, but they do. In two visits to this corner, I saw no indication of police watchfulness.
The third circle from the left is to indicate where the crosswalk is. Remember it is quite wide.
A Decaux newstand/billboard ad dominates the corner of Samsome and Market. It required a special act of the California State Assembly to permit such signage this close to the road because close-to-the-road billboards are traditionally, and rightly we think, seen as a traffic hazard. Mayor Willie Brown personally lobbied the State Assembly on Decaux's behalf to change the law.
Contributions to Casey's family may be sent to:
Casey Moe Memorial Fund
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