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Pedestrian Deaths Increased In 2018 Despite Vision Zero Project

A crosswalk sign at a San Diego intersection, April 4, 2018.

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Above: A crosswalk sign at a San Diego intersection, April 4, 2018.

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Despite a concerted effort to end pedestrian traffic deaths in the city, the number doubled in 2018 over the previous year. The San Diego Police Department reports 34 pedestrians were killed by cars last year, up from 17 the year before, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

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

"The bloodshed comes despite efforts by Mayor Kevin Faulconer to improve safety at a number of dangerous intersections as part of the city’s Vision Zero program to eliminate all traffic-related fatalities and severe injuries by 2025," Union-Tribune reporter Joshua Emerson Smith wrote.

Smith joins Midday Edition with more on where the city is targeting its efforts to improve pedestrian safety.

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