San Francisco Pedestrian Attorney

While walking is something most take for granted, it is one of the defining characteristics of what it means to be human.
Walking offers the lowest cost and most sustainable form of transportation. Walking also supports fitness, promotes social interaction and community, and offers opportunities for discovery and fun.
Despite San Francisco's reputation as one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities in the U.S., close to 900 pedestrians a year are hit by automobiles, and the number has been growing in the past few years. Learn how to protect yourself and your family, and understand your legal rights should you or someone you know become the victim of a crash.
Mr. Roach has a record of achieving substantial results on behalf of victims who are struck and injured by either a car, motorcycle, or bicycle.


Right of Way

Pedestrians have the right of way; drivers and cyclists are required to yield, i.e., stop behind the line and leave crosswalks free for pedestrians
(CVC 21954 (b), CVC 21950, and CVC 21455)
Cyclists must obey stop signs and red lights, just like other vehicles
(CVC 21200)


Cycling on the sidewalk is illegal for anyone over the age of 13
(SF Transportation Code Sec. 7.2.12)
Parking on the sidewalk is illegal
(CVC 22500(f) and MPC 675 (b))


Call 311 to report illegal sidewalk parking