Vision Zero is working towards zero traffic deaths in San Diego, acknowledging that no loss of life is acceptable.
The Vision Zero Neighborhood Symposium is organized by a coalition of San Diego supporters for safer streets. The event will bring together residents from San Diego's diverse neighborhoods and leaders in traffic safety, law enforcement, street design, and public health to discuss the pressing issue of saving lives.
San Diego is one of 15 cities nationwide committed to getting to zero deaths through Vision Zero.
Attend the symposium to:
- Learn what San Diego is doing to reach the goal of zero traffic deaths,
- Hear from community leaders how to successfully advocate for safer streets,
- Learn how to get involved in the campaign
David Alvarez, District 8 San Diego Councilmember
Dr. Wilma Wooten, Director of Public Health Services, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency
GUEST SPEAKER: Nat Gale, Vision Zero Coordinator, Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a national leader on Vision Zero. Nat works for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation in a lead capacity in the city's Vision Zero Initiative, where he works with a multi-disciplinary team to develop projects and partnerships that prevent traffic deaths on the streets of Los Angeles. Previously, he worked on Mayor Eric Garcetti's Great Streets Initiative, a community development program aimed at improving quality of life, health, and safety for Los Angeles neighborhoods. Nat has an undergraduate degree from Columbia University in Civil Engineering and a dual Master’s degree from USC in Urban Planning and Public Administration.
PANEL OF GUEST SPEAKERS:
What is San Diego doing to implement Vision Zero?
How have communities successfully worked towards safer streets?
Eduardo Luna, San Diego City Auditor; Andy Hanau, Senior Performance Auditor, San Diego Office of the City Auditor
Jonathan Herrera, Director of Public Safety and Neighborhood Services, Mayor Kevin Faulconer
Randy Van Vleck, Active Transportation Manager, City Heights CDC
Representative, beautiful PB
Attendees will have a chance to participate in the discussion through small group conversations following the panel to dive into how our communities can work to advance Vision Zero in the future.
Food, beverages, and childcare will be provided.