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Circulate And Allies Call On San Diego to Fix The Fatal 15

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Fix the Fatal 15 – Circulate and Victims of Traffic Violence Call on the City of San Diego to Repair San Diego’s Most Dangerous Intersections

On Monday, May 13, 2024 at 8:00 a.m, Circulate San Diego, Families for Safe Streets San Diego, and the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition held a press conference at one San Diego’s Fatal 15 deadliest intersections – Rosecrans St. and Moore St. in the Midway district – calling on the City of San Diego to Fix the Fatal 15.

They called upon the City of San Diego to include in the FY 25 Budget cost-effective improvements to the city’s 15 deadliest intersections. These fixes include:

•             Stripes – Paint ladder or zebra stripes across the crosswalk for increased visibility

•             Signal – Install a countdown signal

•             Sound – Audible prompts to let people know when it is safe to cross

Nearly 50 pedestrians and cyclists lose their lives in traffic crashes in San Diego every year. San Diego committed to Vision Zero in 2015, but pedestrian deaths remain stubbornly high.

Chloe Lauer, Executive Director of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition observed that “54% of serious injury crashes occur on just 6% of our roadways. By addressing a small portion of the network we can cut fatal crashes in half.”

Families for Safe Streets member Katie Gordon’s husband Jason was killed at one of the Fatal 15 intersections, he is survived by their one-year-old twin daughters. Gordon said “Small improvements make a big impact. Please don’t let the Fatal 15 take another life.”

Will Moore, Policy Counsel for Circulate San Diego said “This is a high-return, low-cost budget item. We understand that it is difficult to run a city. There are a lot of hard decisions – so it is even more important to get the easy ones right. Fix the Fatal 15.”

About Circulate San DiegoCirculate 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.

About Families for Safe Streets San DiegoFamilies for Safe Streets San Diego is a group of families who have lost loved ones to traffic crashes or been affected ourselves. Through our stories and advocacy, we seek physical improvements on our streets, policy changes and the rapid implementation of Vision Zero. For more information, go to https://www.circulatesd.org/families_for_safe_streets_san_diego.

Contact: Will Moore, Policy Counsel, Circulate San Diego – 858-210-7999 | wmoore@circulatesd.org

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