Mobility advocate Circulate San Diego reported the second year of declining traffic fatalities and serious injuries in its “Vision Zero” campaign to make San Diego’s streets safer.
Circulate’s report, released Wednesday, shows that while fatalities and serious injuries rose between 2013 and 2018, they declined in 2019 and again in 2020.
“Our report shows that San Diego is creating modest but real progress to make our streets more safe,” said Colin Parent, executive director and general counsel for the nonprofit organization.
The report was released at the halfway point in the decade-long Vision Zero effort to reduce “unacceptably high” injuries and deaths in traffic in the city.
In 2020, 51 people traveling by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or vehicle died in traffic crashes in the city of San Diego. Since 2013, pedestrians have been the victims in half of the fatalities.
Vision Zero is an international movement to end traffic deaths and serious injuries through careful driving, safe street design, and other safety principles. The city of San Diego has committed to the program.