MEDIA ADVISORY – May 11, 2021
Contact: Jesse O’Sullivan, Policy Counsel
619-301-1381 | [email protected]
Press Conference with Mayor Todd Gloria and Circulate to Release
New Report on Success of San Diego’s Vision Zero Traffic Safety Efforts
On May 12, nonprofit think tank Circulate San Diego will host a press conference with Mayor Todd Gloria at the corner of Washington Street and Goldfinch Street in Mission Hills to release its newest report “Hope for Vision Zero.”
When: Wednesday, May 12, 8:30 am
Where: Northeast corner of Washington St. and Goldfinch St. in Mission Hills
- Mayor Todd Gloria, City of San Diego
- Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel, Circulate San Diego
- Jesse O’Sullivan, Policy Counsel, Circulate San Diego
- Katie Matchett, Vision Zero Advocate
What: The City of San Diego adopted its Vision Zero commitment in 2015, pledging to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2025. Circulate San Diego’s new report, “Hope for Vision Zero” contains an account of the progress towards Vision Zero at the half-way point of the City of San Diego’s 10-year goal.
“Hope for Vision Zero” contains data on traffic fatalities and serious injuries from 2013 through 2020 in the City of San Diego. The data shows that while traffic fatalities and serious injuries rose between 2013 and 2018, they declined in 2019 and again in 2020.
This report is includes data collected form the San Diego Police Department detailing the frequency, location, and severity of traffic crashes.
Visuals include background of streets with traffic calming improvements such as recently installed traffic safety displays and high visibility crosswalks. Copies of Circulate’s report will be made available at the press conference.
About Circulate San Diego
Circulate San Diego is a regional nonprofit think tank 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.