World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims Observed by Councilmember Ward, SDPD, and Circulate San Diego

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Colin Parent, Interim Executive Director

858-442-7374 | cparent@circulatesd.org

SAN DIEGO (November 16th, 2017) – Tomorrow, World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims will be observed by Councilmember Chris Ward, the San Diego Police Department, Circulate San Diego, and safe streets advocates. As part of World Day of Remembrance, residents in cities from Seattle to Boston to San Diego will mobilize at public events to urge action to save lives on streets through Vision Zero. Vision Zero is the City’s adopted goal of ending all traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2025.

When: Friday, November 17th, 10:30-11:30 AM

Where:  Median at intersection of University Avenue and Normal Street, Hillcrest, San Diego

Who: Vision Zero supporters and the following speakers:

  • Colin Parent, Interim Executive Director, Circulate San Diego
  • Councilmember Chris Ward, District 3, San Diego
  • Uniformed representatives San Diego Police Department
  • Pat Olafson and Esperanza Torres-Gies, Center for the Blind 

What: Speakers will discuss the need for safe streets in our communities. Afterwards, Circulate will facilitate an interactive memorial with cut outs of bicyclist and pedestrian figures where anyone can share memories, post pictures, and write down ideas for making streets safe for all.

Why: Since 2006, an average of 30 pedestrians and bicyclists lose their lives in traffic collisions in San Diego each year. University Avenue is the most dangerous corridor in San Diego and we must make it safe for people to walk and bike. The City has taken important steps, including soon-to-be-installed bike lanes on University Avenue from 5th Avenue to Park Boulevard, but more must be done.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Kaiser Hospitals Foundation.

About Circulate San Diego

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. For more information, go to www.circulatesd.org.

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