Families for Safe Streets San Diego

Families for Safe Streets San Diego is a group of families who have lost their loved ones to traffic violence. Our goal is to save future lives by advocating for safer streets and driver accountability while supporting each other in the process. We are dedicated to revolutionizing our road system so that no other families have to go through the pain that we have experienced. We are a recognized Chapter of Families for Safe Streets, a national organization with the mission end the epidemic of traffic violence.

We believe in supporting the international movement for “Vision Zero,” or the total elimination of deaths and severe injuries caused by traffic collisions. While this goal may seem like a fantasy in the United States, where 42,000 people lose their lives in traffic collisions each year, cities across the world have proven that the implementation of evidence-based traffic safety measures can drastically reduce deaths on the road. These safety measures include reduced speed limits; enhanced crosswalks; separated bikeways; and traffic calming features like speed bumps, roundabouts, and curb extensions. We are committed to saving lives through advocating for the implementation of these safety features all across San Diego.

We meet monthly to share stories, support each other, and strategize on how we can advocate for safer streets.

If you have lost a loved one to traffic violence, or are a survivor of traffic violence yourself, please join us in our work.
Our voices are stronger together.

To get involved, please fill out this form. A Families for Safe Streets member will contact you with details!

Feel free to email us directly at sdsafestreets@gmail.com

Support our Advocacy Campaigns:

World Day of Remembrance San Diego

Demand Safer Streets in San Diego

We can save lives with proven traffic safety measures. Email Mayor Todd Gloria and the City Council to demand safer street designs that will save lives. EMAIL THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL 2021 was the deadliest year in over a decade on the roads of San Diego. In the span of twelve months, 109 people were killed in traffic crashes.

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Support Accountability for the Driver who Killed Matt Keenan

The driver who killed Matt Keenan is facing only a three-year license suspension. Attend the sentencing and send an easy email to the judge by Wednesday, 02/22 to demand greater accountability. EMAIL THE JUDGE On September 21, 2021, Matt Keenan left his home in North Park to bike to the movies in Mission Valley. He made this trip often, and

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Support Safe Streets in Carlsbad!

We need your helping convincing the City of Carlsbad to invest in bike safety! On August 23rd, the City of Carlsbad declared a bicycle safety state of emergency after drivers killed two bicyclists in August. Carlsbad City Staff have already used $2 Million in emergency funding to install twenty new green bike lane treatments, twelve digital message boards, and 17

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Sign our Open Letter to the Cities of San Diego County: Four cyclists were killed last week. We need bike safety improvements now.

From Sunday, August 7th to Monday, August 14th, four people were killed while using bicycles in San Diego County. Alongside BikeSD, Circulate San Diego, SD350, the Climate Action Campaign, and others, we’re sending an open letter to SANDAG and the cities of Carlsbad, National City,  and Escondido demanding rapid safety improvements to the streets where these crashes occurred and a

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Three Bicyclists Killed this Week

We are devastated to announce that three people have been killed while using their bikes in San Diego County within the last week. All of these are unimaginable tragedies, and our hearts go out to the loved ones of both victims. At 5:45 PM on Sunday, August 7th, Christine Hawk Embree was riding her E-Bike in Carlsbad with her 16

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