Candlelight Vigil TONIGHT at 8PM – Honoring Lives Lost on San Diego’s Streets


San Diego (March 24, 2015) – Candlelight Vigil TONIGHT – 8:00 p.m.

Advocates and residents for safer San Diego streets will hold a candlelight vigil tonight at 8:00 p.m. to honor and remember the San Diegans who have been killed, injured or harassed on our City streets while walking and biking. Five pedestrians and one bicyclist have already lost their lives in traffic collisions this year. Traffic collisions of all types have been on the rise in San Diego for the last three years, bucking a previous trend that saw these collisions decline. Last year 24 people died while walking, representing the deadliest year in a decade.

Traffic collisions are preventable and San Diego could be a city with no traffic related deaths.

The vigil will follow a neighborhood meeting discussing new bike lanes in Uptown, specifically along University Avenue. Advocates have identified University Avenue as the City’s most dangerous corridor because of the high concentration of collisions that have occurred here over the last decade.

The vigil is meant to underscore the importance of safety as the City moves ahead with the plan for bike lanes and other projects that will slow automobile speeds and make the corridor safer for walking and biking. Participants in the vigil will meet at St. Paul’s Cathedral at the corner of Nutmeg and Fifth Avenue and walk toward University Avenue.


Start: 8:00 p.m., St. Pauls Cathedral at 5th Avenue and Nutmeg and walk to University Avenue

For more information, contact:
Kathleen Ferrier, AICP
Director of Advocacy, CirculateSD
1111 Sixth Avenue, Suite 402
San Diego, CA 92101
Office: 619-544-9255 x. 301