Press Release: Four Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured in 2019
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[email protected]Four Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured in 2019
SAN DIEGO (January 8th, 2018) – Four pedestrians and one cyclist have been seriously injured in the first eight days of 2019. This follows 57 pedestrian, motorcyclist, and motorist deaths on the City of San Diego’s streets in 2018, according to the San Diego Police Department.
Press Release: Two Pedestrians Seriously Injured in One Night
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Two Pedestrians Seriously Injured in One Night
SAN DIEGO (February 1, 2018) – Two pedestrians were struck by cars while crossing San Diego streets last night. At approximately 6:20 P.M, a driver hit a woman crossing University Avenue, one of the most dangerous corridors in San Diego, leaving her in life threatening condition. The other pedestrian was hit crossing La Jolla Boulevard resulting in a spinal fracture.Read more
The Fatal Fifteen Intersections - Vision Zero
Crossing the street is an everyday activity for most San Diegans, but too often it's also one of the most dangerous things they'll do all day. Fixing the Fatal Fifteen will provide safe infrastructure and help save lives.
Circulate released the original Fatal Fifteen list in early 2017. In 2018, the Mayor made a commitment to fix each of the fifteen intersections, and these improvements were completed in February 2019. The City of San Diego has now committed to fix over 300 more dangerous intersections, the first 50 of which are planned to be completed by the end of 2020. Thank you to the City of San Diego for prioritizing Vision Zero goals!
WHAT: Stripes. Sight. Sound. High visibility crosswalks, countdown audible signals are among the types of solutions needed.
WHERE: Intersections that have experienced the highest number of repeat crashes and do not have all three improvements:
- 45th St & Market St (D4)
- Camino Ruiz & Reagan Rd (D6)
- Cesar Chavez Pkway & National Ave (D8)
- Linda Vista Rd & Glidden St (D7)
- Market St & 30th St (D8)
- Mission Blvd & Felspar St (D2)
- Olney St & Grand Ave (D2)
- Pearl St & Fay Ave (D3)
- Scranton Rd & Morehouse Dr (D6)
- Tierrasanta Blvd & La Cuenta Dr (D7)
- University Ave & 32nd St E (D3)
- W Bernardo Dr & Poblado Rd (D5)
- W Pt Loma Bl & Rue Dorleans (D2)
- Mira Mesa Blvd & Marbury Ave/Westmore Rd (D6)
- 14th St & Broadway (D3)
Safe Streets Are a Priority for San Diego City Council
Vision Zero received overwhelming support from the majority of Councilmembers in the first release of the City Council’s budget priorities this year. Circulate San Diego’s top priority in the FY 2019 budget season is the prioritization of safe streets and the budget priorities show that the City’s Councilmembers agree with us: Vision Zero must be prioritized. Eight out of nine Councilmembers prioritized bicycle and pedestrian safety this year, an increase from last year!
Thank you to all of the Councilmembers who prioritized safe streets in their memos! Here are some highlights from Councilmember prioritization of safe streets:Read more
Letter: Request for FY 2019 CIP Prioritization Projects
Circulate San Diego wrote a letter to the City Council to recommend Vision Zero projects to be included in their CIP Prioritization memos. These projects, if funded, will help San Diego achieve Vision Zero, the city-adopted goal of ending all traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2025.
Read the letter here [PDF].
Letter: 2017 Vision Zero Strategic Implementation Update
Circulate San Diego prepared a letter for the Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee meeting on July 19th on Vision Zero strategic implementation in 2017. The letter includes recommendations on how to ensure that the City meets the Vision Zero goal of working in partnership with all of our communities to achieve safe and livable neighborhoods, and to end traffic fatalities.
Read our letter here.
Please give a warm welcome to our new Program Manager, Catherine Thibault!
At Circulate San Diego, we think it’s a terrific place to work. We’re a team of committed, smart, and collaborative professionals that enjoy working together. Whenever we welcome a new employee it is an opportunity to learn about their experience and why they believe Circulate San Diego is a fit for them. We’re excited to welcome Catherine as the newest member of the Circulate Crew. We invite you to get to know her!Read more
Update: Circulate San Diego's "The Fatal Fifteen" with San Diego City Council
The morning of March 6, prior to a City Council hearing where the City Auditor presented its Pedestrian Safety Performance Audit, City staff released a memorandum providing an update to infrastructure improvements planned for 15 of the City's most dangerous intersections highlighted in the Auditor report.
Download a copy of the City's memo here.Read more
Letter: Requests for FY 2018 City Budget
Circulate San Diego submitted a letter to the City outlining projects we want to see included in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget to ensure the goals of the Climate Action Plan and Vision Zero initiative are achieved. The letter was submitted in partnership with the organizations Climate Action Campaign, the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, and BikeSD.
The undersigned organizations are submitting this request asking you to continue support for implementation of the City’s Climate Action Plan and Vision Zero, specifically as these policy initiatives relate to the FY 2018 budget. We appreciate your ongoing support for making San Diego a sustainable, safe city to live in for all residents. The projects and requested funds outlined below will help keep the Climate Action Plan and Vision Zero initiatives strong.
Read full letter [PDF].
2015 Rise in Traffic Deaths Underscores Need for Quick Action
Jaime Leonen was one of 23 people who died while walking in San Diego last year, and one of 54 people who died in traffic crashes. Circulate San Diego and Vision Zero Coalition partners BikeSD and AARP honored these lives in a press conference Tuesday, February 2 by placing 54 pairs of shoes on the steps of Civic Plaza. The numbers for 2015 represent a 17% increase in deaths for all modes, and a particularly alarming increase of 42% in serious injuries for pedestrians.We were honored to have the City Council adopt a resolution last October to support the goal of zero traffic deaths in San Diego by 2025. Since then, Circulate SD has worked with Mayor Faulconer's office and City staff to form a Vision Zero Task Force. Membership on the Task Force involves health professionals, community representatives, business representatives, San Diego Police Department, Transportation and Stormwater staff, and advocates for bicycling and pedestrian safety. The first meeting was convened in January, and the group is creating a 1-year strategy to implement Vision Zero in San Diego.A draft of the strategy is expected to be completed in April and is organized around engineering of safe streets, education and enforcement.The timing of this effort is intentional - to coincide with the City's budget cycle to ensure that funds are allocated in the FY2017 budget to implement safety measures that will help save lives in the City.The increase in death and serious injury on our streets last year shines a light on the need for action. Friends of Jaime's - present at the press conference - remind us that behind every statistic cited, there is a real person with family and friends who suffer loss.