PRESS RELEASE: “Hope for Vision Zero” Report shows modest improvements to street safety in the City of San Diego

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Media Contact:
Jesse O’Sullivan, Policy Counsel
(619) 301-1381 | [email protected]  

“Hope for Vision Zero” Report shows modest improvements to street safety in the City of San Diego

SAN DIEGO (May 12, 2021) – At a press conference on May 12, 2021, Circulate San Diego marked the half way point of San Diego’s Vision Zero commitment by releasing the report “Hope for Vision Zero: Five Year Update.” Circulate was joined at the press conference by Mayor Todd Gloria, Vision Zero Advocate Katie Matchett, and Vision Zero Coalition members.

Circulate’s report shows that while traffic fatalities and serious injuries were on the rise between 2013 and 2018, they declined in 2019, and again in 2020. The report contains an analysis of San Diego Police Department collision data from 2013 to 2020, and is available at http://www.circulatesd.org/hopeforvisionzero.

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MEDIA ADVISORY - Press Conference with Mayor Todd Gloria and Circulate to Release New Report on Success of San Diego’s Vision Zero Traffic Safety Efforts

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

Who:

  • 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.

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Press Release: Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run in Del Mar Heights

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Media Contact:
Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
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Press Release: Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run in Del Mar Heights

SAN DIEGO (May 5, 2021) – A pedestrian was killed when he was struck by a driver on April 9, 2021 in the Del Mar Heights neighborhood of the City of San Diego. According to the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log, at around 2:00 p.m., a man in his 70s was crossing Del Mar Heights Road when he was struck and killed by a driver. The driver then fled the scene.

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Press Release: Temporary Signage to Educate Residents about Vision Zero Infrastructure Improvements

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Media Contact:
Danielle Berger, Director of Planning
(619) 508-9188 | [email protected]

Temporary Signage to Educate Residents about Vision Zero Infrastructure Improvements

SAN DIEGO (April 23, 2021) – Today Circulate San Diego, in partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety and City of San Diego, installed temporary educational signage at improved walking and bicycling infrastructure in the City of San Diego.

The infrastructure featured in this program are infrastructures installed as part of the City’s Vision Zero efforts. Vision Zero is the City’s commitment to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2025.

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Press Release: Bicyclist Struck in Hit and Run in Pacific Beach

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Media Contact:
Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
(619) 567-6856 | [email protected]

Press Release: Bicyclist Struck in Hit and Run in Pacific Beach

SAN DIEGO (April 22, 2021) – A 39-year-old bicyclist was seriously injured when she was struck by a driver in a hit and run in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of the City of San Diego. According to the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log, at around 10:00 p.m. on April 19, the bicyclist was riding south on Ingraham Street when she was struck from behind. She suffered life-threatening head trauma including an orbital roof fracture and a brain bleed. The vehicle then fled the scene.

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Press Release: Pedestrian Struck in Traffic Crash in Bay Park

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Media Contact:
Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
(619) 567-6856 | [email protected]

Press Release: Pedestrian Struck in Traffic Crash in Bay Park

SAN DIEGO (April 21, 2021) – A 59-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured when he was struck by a driver in the Bay Park neighborhood of the City of San Diego. According to the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log, at around 9:00 a.m. on April 17, the pedestrian suffered life-threatening head trauma when he was struck by the driver while crossing the street.

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Press Release: Pedestrian Struck in Traffic Crash in San Ysidro

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Media Contact:
Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
(619) 567-6856 | [email protected]

Press Release: Pedestrian Struck in Traffic Crash in San Ysidro

SAN DIEGO (April 13, 2021) – A 74-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured when she was struck by a driver in the San Ysidro neighborhood of the City of San Diego. According to the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log, at around 8:00 p.m. on April 12, the pedestrian was crossing the street when struck by a driver. She suffered life-threatening injuries including a brain bleed that required immediate surgery.

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Press Release: Pedestrian Struck in Traffic Crash in East Village

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Media Contact:
Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
(619) 567-6856 | [email protected]

Press Release: Pedestrian Struck in Traffic Crash in East Village

SAN DIEGO (April 13, 2021) – A 59-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured when he was struck by a driver in the East Village neighborhood of the City of San Diego. According to the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log, at around 8:00 p.m. on April 10, the pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries after he was struck by the driver of a Ford F250 while crossing the street.

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Press Release: Explore the Shore a Special Month-long Biking Event for All-Ages

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Media Contact:
Danielle Berger, Director of Planning
(619) 508-9188 | [email protected]

Explore the Shore a Special Month-long Biking Event for All-Ages

SAN DIEGO (April 1, 2021) – Today Circulate San Diego, in partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety, launched Explore the Shore, a month-long, self-guided bicycle event for all-ages.

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Press Release: Pedestrian Killed in Traffic Crash in Grantville

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Media Contact:
Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
(619) 567-6856 | [email protected]

Press Release: Pedestrian Killed in Traffic Crash in Grantville

SAN DIEGO (March 31, 2021) – A pedestrian was killed when he was struck by a driver on March 26, 2021 in the Grantville neighborhood of the City of San Diego. According to the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log, at around 8:00 p.m., the man was crossing Mission Gorge Road when he was struck and killed by a driver.

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