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Circulate San Diego is a regional grassroots organization formed through the merger of Move San Diego and WalkSanDiego, San Diego County's leading organizations dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to live, work, learn, and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth.



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Why transit advocates may not support a Quality of Life measure in 2016.

SD-CO-2-A-48.jpgPart 5 of our series discusses why transit advocates may not support a Quality of Life measure in 2016.

As we begin, we should remind readers that Circulate San Diego is predisposed to support a Quality of Life measure. SANDAG is likely to include substantial funding in such a measure for transit operations, and may also fund bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure.

However, transit advocates including Circulate San Diego, may not support a 2016 measure if it does not have the effect of advancing transit and active transportation projects earlier than is contemplated by SANDAG’s recently-adopted Regional Plan. Advocates like Circulate San Diego opposed the 2015 Regional Plan. If the Quality of Life measure merely funds that plan, as-is, then it would not make much sense for transit advocates to support it. As discussed in the prior post, a Quality of Life measure has the ability to advance transit projects. So that means that advocates have a very reasonable case to require Quality of Life to advance transit, and would be wise to say “no” to Quality of Life if transit were not advanced.

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Quality of Life: How a Quality of Life measure can advance transit and active transportation projects

SD-UP-6-052.jpgThis is Part 4 of a series on a potential 2016 Quality of Life measure.

As discussed in the prior post, advocates for transit want any Quality of Life measure to advance the construction of transit and active transportation projects into periods earlier than are contemplated by SANDAG’s 2015 Regional Plan.

For many transit advocates, the primary objection to SANDAG’s regional planning efforts is the timeline in which transit and active transportation projects are scheduled to come online.  They do not object to the transit projects planned, only the long wait to see them completed.

If the region adopts a Quality of Life measure, there are a variety of ways in which it might accelerate transit construction. This post reviews some of the options.

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Quality of Life: What to expect in a Quality of Life measure – Part B

SD-CC-1-SC-094.jpgThis is Part 3 of a series of blog posts from Circulate San Diego about a potential 2016 Quality of Life measure.

The prior post covered a variety of likely uses from a region-wide Quality of Life measure. This post will review a number of other potential uses.

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