Officials give update on plan to eliminate pedestrian fatalities in San Francisco

On Tuesday, the city released a progress report on the so-called "Vision Zero" effort.

"We've made a measurable improvement in the streets we've re-engineered and reduced the number of fatalities and injuries, there is still a long way to go," said Tom Maguire, a director for the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Six pedestrians have died so far this year, among them a 12 year-old boy struck by a Muni train while on his way to school.

There were 17 deaths total in 2014.

Transit officials say the city is still in the early stages of achieving Vision Zero, which has the stated goal of no traffic deaths by 2024.

According to a progress report released by the SFMTA, the city is on its way to completing 24 projects in 24 months.

In the Tenderloin, parking has been eliminated near intersections. It's a process called "daylighting that allows pedestrians and drivers to better see one another.

On Fulton Street, lights have been timed to slow down cars. And violations for gridlock are up 250 percent this year.

The pedestrian advocacy group Walk SF applauded the effort, but said the city needs to do more.

"Everyone s starting to come on board. We are seing them coalesce. But we need to see them move faster as well," said Nicole Ferrara of Walk SF.

One proposal under consideration is to keep all cars off busy downtown Market Street between 3rd and 8th Streets. That could happen by this fall.