As we reflect back to our trip, Chicago has a safer and more advanced transportation system compared to San Francisco. Chicago does a better job on pedestrian education, advocating for pedestrian safety, and prioritizing pedestrian safety. One of the organizations we met, Chicago Version Zero, talked about their advocation of pedestrian safety. They visited different communities, age groups, and ethnic groups, to educate the important tips for pedestrian. Even though San Francisco Vision Zero did have posters on the buses and streets to educate people, they seemed less proactive compared to Chicago.
Even though SF isn’t as proactive as Chicago in traffic safety, they have implemented new and innovative programs in their transportation system. San Francisco provides a discounted fare for youth, seniors and people with disabilities. This promotes using public transportation over cars. Many people prefer riding public transportation rather than taking a car because it’s more sustainable and eco friendly. San Francisco has one of the densest populations. If more people use public transportation it could help improve the ecosystem.
- Diana Li