By Jenn Stanley.
San Diego will soon join the growing list of American cities that have adopted plans to make city streets safer for all. Today, the California city announced its plans to develop aVision Zero plan, aiming for zero traffic-related deaths by 2025. Circulate San Diego, a nonprofit that advocates for a more walkable, bikeable and transit-friendly city, also released a new report that it hopes will help Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office with strategy and implementation.
“Vision Zero is an idea whose time has come in San Diego. We owe it to San Diegans to have safe streets. No loss of life is acceptable,” Circulate San Diego’s Director Jim Stone said in a press statement.
Circulate San Diego’s report says that while 83 percent of San Diegans get around by car, and only 16 percent walk and 1 percent bike, over half of all traffic deaths are pedestrians and 15 percent are people on bikes.