The latest accident occurred Saturday night when a man was killed crossing University Avenue at 47th Street in City Heights.
Circulate San Diego advocates for safer streets and transportation.
“We found that University is by far and wide is the most dangerous corridor in the city,” said Kathleen Ferrier, Director of Advocacy.
Ferrier said the six-mile stretch of road accounts for 10 percent of all pedestrian accidents in San Diego.
“With the number of accidents we’ve had on University, we have to have a corridor approach,” said Ferrier.
The organization has come up with Vision Zero, a safety plan calling for improvements along eight major corridors including University Avenue.
“It includes more crosswalks, making pedestrians more visible, also coordinating the bus stops with where the crosswalks are,” said Ferrier.
Ferrier added that other components of the plan call for education and enforcement.
Fox 5 contacted city councilwoman Marti Emerald and was told $3.8 million has been requested to improve several problem areas along University. Staff members also told Fox 5 University and 47th is not included in the budget. However, it has been placed on a future priority list.
Those who live along University Avenue in City Heights agree on the danger designation.
“There’s no crosswalks or lights in a lot of the areas,” said one man. “It’s also really dark at night.”
“This is the best spot to cross,” a pedestrian name Talia told Fox 5 as she attempted to cross. “Over there where the crosswalk is, it’s all crowded and you don’t want to wait. Sometimes people don’t even stop. It’s always hard, so you might as well just start walking.”