For Release: Tuesday, September 25, 2017
Circulate San Diego and SDPD Unite to Release Pedestrian Safety Awareness PSAs
SAN DIEGO, CA - On Tuesday, September 26th, Circulate San Diego in partnership with the San Diego Police Department will hold a press conference to highlight the importance of Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month. Two Public Safety Announcement videos will be released featuring San Diego’s newest super hero, “Captain VZ.” Draped in a reflective cape and armed with a safety message, Captain VZ helps everyone unleash their inner superhero.
What: Celebrating Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month
When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 11:00 AM
Where: Intersection of Fifth Avenue and Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Who: Speakers will include representatives from Circulate San Diego and the San Diego Police Department.
Why: The California Office of Traffic and Safety announce earlier this month that September is “California Pedestrian Safety Month” which began last year in response to the rising number of pedestrians being killed and injured on California roadways.
The public service announcements emphasize the importance of being safe and aware when walking and driving on our streets with a focus on San Diego. The videos are part of the Vision Zero initiative, which is working towards zero traffic deaths and serious injuries in San Diego by 2025.
Partial funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the San Diego County Human and Health Services Agency.
This event is coordinated in partnership with Circulate San Diego, a regional non-profit organization dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn, and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth.