MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Maya Rosas
Circulate San Diego will host a press conference with East County City Councilmembers Jennifer Mendoza and Colin Parent to release a report detailing how East County cities can save lives by implementing Vision Zero strategies. The report also includes crash data for East County cities.
When: Tuesday, September 17th, 10:00am
Where: Intersection of University Ave and Parks Ave, La Mesa
- Hon. Jennifer Mendoza, City Councilmember, Lemon Grove
- Hon. Colin Parent, City Councilmember, La Mesa
- Andy Hanshaw, San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
- Megan Gietzen, Childhood Obesity Initiative
- Maya Rosas, Circulate San Diego
What: Circulate San Diego will release a new report, “Vision Zero in East County: Eliminating Traffic Deaths in East County San Diego,” with 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.
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
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.