Media Advisory: Press Conference: Hit-and-Run Video Released at One-Year Crash Anniversary Shows Need for Vision Zero Action
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Press Conference: Hit-and-Run Video Released at One-Year Crash Anniversary Shows Need for Vision Zero Action
San Diego Planning Commissioner Vicki Granowitz and Circulate San Diego will stand at the site where Granowitz was seriously injured by a reckless driver one year ago to release footage of the hit-and-run. Granowitz lost several front teeth, suffered a concussion, and fractured her knee in two places as a result of the distracted driver crashing into her as she crossed the street. Granowitz will share her experience of being hit by a car outside of Fernside, her restaurant, and Circulate will make a call to action to the City of San Diego to prioritize Vision Zero.Read more
Circulate submitted a letter with recommendations for inclusion in Councilmember Budget Priority Memoranda for FY 2021. Circulate supports the recommendations of the Mobility Board and has four top priorities:
- Safe intersection improvements – Improve 20 intersections with high visibility crosswalks, Lead Pedestrian Intervals and No Right on Red signals throughout the City at dangerous intersections.
- 20 miles in 2020 - Adopt the goal of, and provide funding for, installing at least 20 miles of protected, separated bicycle lanes Citywide, per the Mobility Board’s criteria.
- Education and encouragement – Double funding for education and encouragement for safe travel by all modes, in line with the City’s Vision Zero and Climate Action Plan goals.
- Expansion of bus lanes - Install more bus lanes, specifically on Broadway and Park Boulevard, creating a connected bus lane network.
Read the Circulate's letter and the Mobility Board letter here [PDF].