Press Release: Chula Vista City Council Adopts Vision Zero

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Maya Rosas
(310) 804-5256 | mrosas@circulatesd.org

Chula Vista City Council Adopts Vision Zero
Circulate San Diego Organizes Remote Public Participation Due to COVID-19
SAN DIEGO (March 18, 2020) – The City of Chula Vista City Council voted to adopt Vision Zero at its hearing last night (4-0 with Councilmember Steve Padilla absent). Vision Zero is the goal of ending all traffic fatalities and serious injuries for people walking, bicycling, driving, and any other form of transportation.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chula Vista and Circulate San Diego encouraged supporters to not attend the already scheduled hearing to adopt Vision Zero in person. Circulate organized stakeholders to instead submit public comments online, resulting in 36 public comments in support of a strong Vision Zero resolution.

Circulate San Diego released our Vision Zero in South County report a year ago with recommendations for how to make streets safer in South County, including adopting Vision Zero. Today, Circulate will be urging the City Council to adopt Vision Zero with a timeline for accomplishing zero fatalities and serious injuries.

The concept behind Vision Zero is that traffic deaths are preventable – through safe street design, education, and enforcement. The program has been successful in other U.S. and European cities. To date, over 20 cities across the U.S. have adopted a Vision Zero goal, including the City of San Diego, the City of Imperial Beach, and the City of La Mesa.

Circulate San Diego’s Vision Zero efforts in Chula Vista are made possible by a generous grant from Kaiser Permanente.

About Circulate San Diego
Circulate San Diego is a regional nonprofit 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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