Zero traffic deaths in San Diego by 2025
Our streets should be safe, no matter where we go or how we get there.
On average, one person is injured every day in San Diego while driving, walking or bicycling. Traffic collisions are the leading cause of accidental death for children ages 0 to 13 in the City. More than 1,000 pedestrian and bicyclists are seriously injured on our streets each year and more than 25 killed - many times in the same neighborhoods and along the same corridors.
Traffic violence is now on par and exceeding the homicide rate in San Diego. In 2013, twice as many people were killed in car crashes (82) - with 34 of these being with people walking or bicycling - compared to the number of homicides (34).
No loss of life is acceptable. Vision Zero will prevent injuries and save lives.
As a great city we owe it to San Diegans to provide street design that brings safety, predictability, and protection from human error, along with community education and police enforcement. Working with City leaders and residents of all ages and backgrounds to prevent injuries and eliminate death on our streets is the fundamental goal of Vision Zero. Studies in San Diego and other cities show these changes will also lead to economic and sustainability gains.
Zero deaths is an ambitious but attainable goal. Cities like New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles have already started working towards the same goal -- with success. If it works in these cities, it can work in San Diego, too. San Diego can take specific actions towards Vision Zero.
Growing List of Supporters
Circulate is fortunate to have the support of the following organizations for Vision Zero: