Last Friday, Circulate San Diego joined Families for Safe Streets San Diego to host San Diego’s second annual World Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil. We gathered to honor the 283 victims of traffic violence in 2022.
At the vigil, Laura Keenan, founder of Families for Safe Streets San Diego, shared a powerful moment standing next to her late husband Matt's shattered bicycle. She mourned his loss, and told the gathered crowd of how her three-year-old son will grow up without father. Other family members of those killed, Nancy Cavanaugh, Scott Moore, and Steve Shinn also spoke of how their lives have been forever changed by the preventable deaths of those they love.
We can stop the violence!
It's time to put an end to this violence, and we are urging the City of San Diego to implement three specific, cost-effective solutions that can save lives:
- Fix the Fatal 15: Prioritize solutions for the 15 most dangerous intersections.
- Protect Bikeways: Add safety measures to 75 miles of bikeways during upcoming projects.
- Implement Complete Streets: Rapidly adopt San Diego’s updated Complete Streets policy, aligning with national best practices.
- The media has taken notice, with coverage from ABC 10, Union Tribune, Fox5, and KPBS. During the vigil a number of elected officials offered their support of our efforts, including Congressman Scott Peters, San Diego City Council President Sean Elo-Rivera, and San Diego City Councilmembers Joe LaCava, Stephen Whitburn, and Raul Campillo. Watch the full vigil.
Let Mayor Gloria and City Councilmembers know you support safer streets!
Thank you, standing with Circulate San Diego, your continued support is vital in sustaining our crucial advocacy for making San Diego a safer place to live, work, and move around.