May 9, 2016
Jonathan Herrera and Vision Zero Task Force
City Administration Building 202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
RE: City of San Diego’s Draft Strategic Plan for Vision Zero
Thank you for your collaboration and time over the last several months to work with Circulate San Diego and the Vision Zero Task Force to draft the Vision Zero One Year Strategic Plan for San Diego. It has been a pleasure to work with you and others in Mayor Faulconer’s office to form the Task Force, and meet to draft the Plan. We have made significant progress in the two years since Circulate San Diego first introduced the Vision Zero concept to San Diego. We are grateful for the support of our community partners, City staff, and City leaders.
By drafting the first Strategic Plan for Vision Zero San Diego, we are at a critical point to define specific actions for success. Whereas the draft plan outlines several measures we support, we would like to suggest other recommendations that are essential to successfully advance this initiative. Our recommendations concern the Engineering component of the draft Plan.
In its draft from, there are no specific infrastructure projects listed for implementation in FY 2017, even though the Mayor’s proposed FY 2017 budget includes valuable projects relevant to Vision Zero. Implementing these additional measures is critical for improving safety and saving lives. As a result, Circulate San Diego and the signatory organizations make the following recommendations.