Damien Talks Episode 7: Jim Stone on Vision Zero in San Diego

Today, #DamienTalks with Jim Stone, the executive director of Circulate San Diego, about the recent announcement that the city will pursue a Vision Zero strategy for its transportation planning. Stone discusses the research and politics that happened behind the scene before this week’s announcement and what steps San Diego is taking to create a safe and livable city.

Jim Stone. Image via ##http://americawalks.org/new-america-walks-webinar-why-walking/##America Walks##
Jim Stone. Image via ##http://americawalks.org/new-america-walks-webinar-why-walking/##America Walks##

On Monday, the Mayor of San Diego, leaders of the City Council and the SDPD joined Stone to announce the city will create a Vision Zero plan for San Diego. Stone also presented a report by Circulate that details both the need for and some ideas to implement Vision Zero. I covered this story for Streetsblog California, earlier this week. For that story, click here. To read Circulate’s report, click here.

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