Press and Photo Release: Circulate San Diego Releases Vision Zero Report for North County With Encinitas Mayor and Vista Councilmember

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 30, 2019

Contact: Maya Rosas

310-804-5256

mrosas@circulatesd.org

Press and Photo Release: Circulate San Diego Releases Vision Zero Report for North County  With Encinitas Mayor and Vista Councilmember

Land use and Transportation think tank Circulate San Diego today was joined by North County elected leaders and safe street supporters to release a report detailing how North County cities can save lives by implementing Vision Zero strategies.

Circulate’s new report, “Vision Zero in North County: Eliminating Traffic Deaths in North County San Diego,” includes recommendations for how the North County cities of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Oceanside, Encinitas, and Solana Beach, Poway, Escondido, Vista, and San Marcos 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. Catherine Blakespear, Mayor, Encinitas
  • Hon. Corinna Contreras, City Councilmember, Vista
  • Paola Ilescas and Leticia Lopez, Poder Popular
  • Kim Smith, AARP
  • Maya Rosas, Circulate San Diego

“Circulate San Diego developed this report for policymakers and community advocates interested in saving lives and creating safer streets for all,” said Maya Rosas, Director of Policy for Circulate San Diego. Rosas also authored the report “Vision Zero in North County: Eliminating Traffic Deaths in North County San Diego.”

Pictures from the event are attached to this release. Vision Zero in North County can be downloaded here: http://www.circulatesd.org/vzinnorthcounty

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.

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