About Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE)


Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in January 2014. Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE) aims to improve the quality of life for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers alike by reducing traffic caused fatalities to Zero. SAFE addresses the problem in a holistic fashion through direct education, broad awareness campaigns, partnerships, community outreach, policy and legislation, support for those impacted and other proven strategies.

Did you know?
  • Approximately 6,500 pedestrians and 900 bicyclists are killed each year as a result of collisions with motor vehicles (Federal Highway Administration)
  • Pedestrians and bicyclists account for as much as 40-50 percent of traffic fatalities in some large urban areas (Federal Highway Administration)
  • It is estimated that 90,000 pedestrians and 60,000 bicyclists are injured in collisions with motor vehicles each year with many more never reported (Federal Highway Administration)
  • In the six largest cities in the United States, 9-20% of all collisions are hit and runs. In Los Angeles, the incidence is 48% (LAPD and USA Today)
To learn about the tragedy that started SAFE, visit www.FinishTheRide.org.

Building on the success of the original Finish The Ride event, the dedicated team at Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE) pressed forward with a multifaceted attack on a problem that continues to take the lives of pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists on a daily basis. 

Our strategy includes:
  • Policy and planning -- supporting sensible legislation and evidence based policy implementation
  • Broad Public Street Safety Campaigns -- this includes bus ads, billboards, media and social media campaigns. 
  • Vision Zero -- working with city officials on re-engineering dangerous corridors and intersections to reduce traffic fatalities as part of the Vision Zero program, including the re-engineering of La Tuna Canyon Road.
  • Streets, Art, SAFE -- a film competition where Hollywood filmmakers mentor high school students to produce street safety PSAs. 
  • SAFE Support -- the nation's first and only support service for those victims and families affected by traffic collisions and traumatic injury
  • "Finish The Ride" and "Finish The Run" events as flanking actions to all of the above. 

In recognition of their work, SAFE has been honored with the Alex Baum Award by LA County Bicycle Coalition, the Deborah Murphy Award for Excellence in Advocacy by Streetsblog LA as well as commendations and recognitions from US congressmen, CA State Assemblyman and LA City Councilmen.

SAFE is an effective, dynamic campaign. It is a movement that has already started to re-shape Los Angeles and is expanding across the United States. You can help by donating or volunteering

Contact: ADDRESS: 4470 W. Sunset Bl., Suite 453 Los Angeles, CA 90027
PHONE: (844) 88-4-SAFE (7233)