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San Diego’s Vision Zero Program To Eliminate Traffic Deaths Behind Schedule

A pedestrian crosses a street in City Heights, June 19, 2017.

Photo by Nicholas McVicker

Above: A pedestrian crosses a street in City Heights, June 19, 2017.

San Diego’s Vision Zero Campaign To Eliminate Traffic Deaths Behind Schedule

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Joshua Emerson Smith, environment reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Transcript

Since January, there have been nine pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in the city of San Diego. That number puts the city on pace for what may be a record year for pedestrian traffic deaths.

The city has already made a pledge to prevent these deaths by joining a nationwide effort called Vision Zero. The aim is to reduce all traffic fatalities by the year 2025.

But, as reported by The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego’s Vision Zero effort is apparently slowing down. The city is behind schedule on the launch of its Vision Zero website and a task force created to kick off the program has been inactive in recent months.

RELATED: Where Is San Diego Spending Money On Traffic Safety?

Joshua Emerson Smith, environment reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune discusses the status of the city's Vision Zero program Monday on Midday Edition.

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