Quotes from the San Diego Union-Tribune article published February 12, 2018 titled, San Diego Struggles To Cut Pedestrian Deaths:
“While traffic-related fatalities in the city declined last year, the number of deaths still eclipsed homicides, including 17 pedestrian deaths on top of hundreds of often crippling injuries. Since January, nine people walking the streets of San Diego have been killed by motorists.”
“Last year, the city promised to launch an online Vision Zero portal by September to track traffic-related fatalities and update the public on efforts to reduce such deaths. So far, the city’s website offers not much more than a list of vague aspirations.
“…the city of San Diego — which is roughly a third the size of L.A. — has averaged about 50 traffic-related fatalities a year, roughly 40 percent of which are pedestrians. At the same time, more than 500 pedestrians a year are wounded or seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents, according to a city auditor’s report from 2016.”
“A number of cities around the country have recently announced dramatic reductions in how many pedestrians are killed by cars every year.” “However, the city of San Diego is not one of those cities. While local elected officials have pledged to overhaul intersections, reduce vehicle speeds and increase public awareness about people killed while crossing the street or riding a bicycle, the city’s efforts have seemingly hit the skids in recent months.”
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