FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 17, 2019
Contact: Maya Rosas
Land use and Transportation think tank Circulate San Diego today was joined by East County elected leaders and safe street supporters to release a report detailing how East County cities can save lives by implementing Vision Zero strategies.
Circulate’s new report, “Vision Zero in East County: Eliminating Traffic Deaths in East County San Diego,” includes recommendations for how the East County cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, and Santee can prevent traffic fatalities and serious injuries on their streets. Crash data includes intersections and corridors with highest number of bicycle and pedestrian crashes and total crashes and deaths annually for each city from 2008 to 2018.
The following elected officials and advocates joined Circulate San Diego in support of safe streets for all:
- Hon. Jennifer Mendoza, City of Lemon Grove
- Hon. Colin Parent, City of La Mesa
- Andy Hanshaw, San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
- Megan Gietzen, Childhood Obesity Initiative
- Maya Rosas, Circulate San Diego
“Every city can do more to make streets safe and save lives,” said Maya Rosas, Director of Policy for Circulate San Diego. Rosas also co-authored the report “Vision Zero in East County: Eliminating Traffic Deaths in East County San Diego.”
Pictures from the event are attached to this release. Vision Zero in East County can be downloaded here: http://www.circulatesd.org/vzineastcounty
This report is an activity of the County of San Diego Chronic Disease and Health Equity Unit’s CalFresh Healthy Living Program, and supports Live Well San Diego, the County’s vision of a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely, and Thriving.
The California Department of Public Health is a public health effort working with hundreds of partners and organizations to empower low-income Californians to live healthier lives through good nutrition and physical activity. Funding is from USDA SNAP. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For important nutrition information, visit www.CaChampionsForChange.net
About Circulate San Diego
Circulate San Diego is 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.