FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 27, 2019
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Press and Photo Release: Circulate San Diego Releases Vision Zero Report for South County San Diego with Elected Leaders and Supporters
Land use and Transportation think tank Circulate San Diego today was joined by South County elected leaders and safe street supporters on Wednesday morning to release a report detailing how South County cities can save lives by implementing Vision Zero strategies. Elected leaders and advocates hosted a press conference in Imperial Beach.
Circulate’s new report, “Vision Zero in South County: Eliminating Traffic Deaths in South County San Diego,” includes recommendations for how the South County cities of Imperial Beach, National City, Chula Vista, and Coronado can prevent traffic fatalities and serious injuries on their streets. Crash data includes intersections and corridors with highest number of bicycle and pedestrian crashes and total crashes and deaths annually.
The following elected officials and advocates joined Circulate San Diego in support of safe streets for all:
- Mayor Serge Dedina, City of Imperial Beach
- Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, City of National City
- Councilmember Gonzalo Quintero, City of National City
- Camellia Mortezazadeh, Childhood Obesity Initiative
- Kevin Mercer and Loralee Olejnik, American Medical Response
- Bob Prath, AARP
- Maya Rosas, Circulate San Diego
“Every city has room for improvement to make streets safe and we look forward to working with each South County city to save lives,” said Maya Rosas, Director of Policy for Circulate San Diego. Rosas also co-authored the report “Vision Zero in South County: Eliminating Traffic Deaths in South County San Diego.”
“Every child deserves safe walking and biking routes to schools, which is why we support Vision Zero,” said Camellia Mortezazadeh, Director of Childhood Obesity Initiative.
Pictures from the event are attached to this release. Vision Zero in South County can be downloaded here: http://www.circulatesd.org/vision_zero_in_south_county
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.