SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Councilman Chris Ward, members of Circulate San Diego and other transportation advocates gathered Wednesday at the San Diego City Hall Concourse to reaffirm their commitment to pedestrian safety.
A list of "Fatal 15" intersections identifies where pedestrian injuries and fatalities most often occur in San Diego. Intersections on University Avenue, El Cajon Boulevard, 4th Avenue and other roads, many of them downtown, are on the list.
"Fixing the Fatal 15 is a major step towards ending senseless traffic fatalities in San Diego," Ward said. "We need to ensure the safety of our residents by creating safe, walkable communities."
In 2015, Mayor Kevin Faulconer committed to Vision Zero -- a national movement to reduce pedestrian roadway fatalities -- with a goal of ending all San Diego traffic deaths by 2025.
Plans to improve pedestrian safety could be included in the city's proposed fiscal year budget to be released Friday.
Circulate San Diego recommends a handful of intersection improvements, including painted stripes along crosswalks, as well as additional countdown signals and audible signal prompts.
Beekeeping and cheese making will be just two of the demonstrations taking place at Hawthorne Country Store’s annual fall Homesteading Arts Fair this weekend.
The relaxed new dress code at public schools in the small city of Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, is intentionally specific: Midriff-baring shirts are acceptable attire, so are tank tops with spaghetti straps and other once-banned items like micro-mini skirts and short shorts.
Nurses and other caregivers from Palomar Hospital will hold an informational picket on Wednesday to call attention to concerns about working conditions they say are detrimental to patient care.
Police Wednesday were searching for a man suspected of robbing two branches of the same insurance company at gunpoint within an hour of each other in the Clairemont and Kearny Mesa areas.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama will appear Wednesday at BOLD, the annual conference presented by wellness technology company MINDBODY.
A Caltrans worker was injured Wednesday when he fell several stories from an overpass on State Route 163 in the Kearny Mesa area, officials said.
As dockless electric scooters become more and more popular, concerns about safety for both riders and pedestrians have grown, too.
The Grand in El Cajon hosts good and fun times, but there are rules that need to be followed like the 'no weapons' policy its owner implanted nine months ago.
Temperatures continue to cool through Friday. Gusty winds in the mountains and deserts. Stronger marine layer dissipates by mid-morning.