Press Release: Fatal Hit and Run on Linda Vista Road highlights the need for Vision Zero in San Diego

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kathleen Ferrier
619-571-5231
kferrier@circulatesd.org 

SAN DIEGO (September 13, 2016) – A 48-year-old female was struck by three cars and killed while walking Sunday night in a hit-and-run crash on the 7600 block of Linda Vista Road near Mesa College Drive.

The terrible collision is a reminder of how important it is for our region’s leaders to commit to Vision Zero, a campaign to make our streets safe from serious injuries and deaths. The incident comes on the heels of at least two hit and run crashes last month. 

 

Circulate San Diego and a diverse coalition of 20 organizations have been promoting a program for the last two years called Vision Zero that has the goal to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in San Diego by 2025.

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.

San Diego's City Council adopted a Vision Zero resolution last October to support the goal of zero traffic deaths in San Diego by 2025. Since then, Circulate San Diego has worked with Mayor Faulconer's office and City staff to form a Vision Zero Task Force and create a one-year implementation strategy.

Circulate San Diego and partner organizations are hosting a Vision Zero Neighborhood Symposium September 29th. The symposium will bring together residents from San Diego's diverse neighborhoods and leaders in traffic safety, law enforcement, street design, and public health to discuss the pressing issue of saving lives.

According to Kathleen Ferrier, Director of Advocacy for Circulate San Diego, “Traffic injuries and deaths are preventable. The continuous loss of life can be stopped and our leaders must make it a priority to save lives.”

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.

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