Crossing the street is an everyday activity for most San Diegans, but too often it's also one of the most dangerous things they'll do all day.
More than half of crashes with people walking happen at intersections, and among these, repeat crashes occur at the same intersection time and time again. More than 200 people have been killed or seriously injured at fifteen intersections over the last 15 years. These are the Fatal Fifteen.
When Mayor Faulconer announced his support for Vision Zero in 2015, he stated, "There is nothing more important than public safety which is why we're working toward the goal of zero traffic deaths in the City of San Diego."
One year into its commitment, the City has taken some steps to achieving the goal of Vision Zero, but noticeably missing in the first year were infrastructure improvements at some of the most dangerous intersections. Meanwhile, 2016 was the third year in a row to experience an increase in deaths and injuries among people walking.
Fixing the Fatal Fifteen will provide safe infrastructure and help save lives. We are urging the City to allocate funding to make the necessary improvements.
WHAT: Stripes. Sight. Sound. High visibility crosswalks, countdown audible signals are among the types of solutions needed.
WHERE: Intersections that have experienced the highest number of repeat crashes:
- University Avenue & Marlborough Street, City Heights
- University Avenue & 52nd Street, City Heights
- Mission Boulevard & Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach
- University Avenue & Park Boulevard, Hillcrest
- University Avenue & Menlo Avenue, City Heights
- 6th Avenue & Broadway, Downtown
- El Cajon Boulevard & 36th Street, North Park
- Paradise Valley Road & Deep Dell Road, South Bay Terraces
- University Avenue & Fairmount Avenue, City Heights
- 5th Avenue & B Street, Downtown
- 4th Avenue & B Street, Downtown
- Euclid Avenue & Naranja Street, Encanto
- Palm Avenue & 16th Street, Nestor/ Egger Highlands
- Coronado Avenue & Thermal Avenue, Nestor/ Egger Highlands
- 5th Avenue & Broadway, Downtown
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