Councilwoman hopes 'vision zero' program reduces pedestrian deaths


After another accident last night, where a man was killed while crossing Culebra, we looked into how deadly this year has been for pedestrians.

The numbers are staggering.

"We, as a community, have to decide that this is not acceptable," said councilwoman Shirley Gonzales. "People dying on our streets is not inevitable, and we have to decide that it's gonna be a priority."

So far 45 people have been hit and killed by cars in San Antonio. Almost 100 people have been killed along city streets if you combine that with last year's death toll.

That amounts to one person killed every week and a half.

Gonzales is leading the charge to change that. She's working to reduce pedestrian deaths through "vision zero," a program aimed at eliminating these deaths altogether.

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