Creating excellent mobility choices and
vibrant, healthy neighborhoods


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.



What's New at Circulate

Jana Schwartz Intro Spotlight

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Circulate is very excited to welcome Jana Schwartz to our team. As is customary, we asked her to answer a few questions so that our members and supporters could get to know her. Read below to see what she had to say!

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News Roundup: MTS Parking Lots into Affordable Homes

Yesterday, Circulate San Diego convened a press conference with a coalition of housing advocates at the Metropolitan Transit System headquarters. We were there to call on the transit agency to transform its empty parking lots into affordable homes.

Our effort is a continuation of a campaign we launched in April with the publication of our latest report “Real Opportunity.” That document identified that MTS has at least 57 acres of available property, which could support up to 8,000 new homes. 

The press conference generated a lot of coverage. Circulate has established credibility with local journalists who recognize that our policy recommendations are thoroughly researched, and help drive change in the region. We were covered by ABC 10, CBS 8, KPBS, Fox 5, KUSI, the Times of San Diego, and more. Our board chair also published an op-ed on the subject in the Voice of San Diego.

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Watch the CBS 8 coverage of our press conference.

At our press conference we were joined by housing advocates, developers, construction workers, and REALTORS. Afterwards, our coalition provided testimony to the MTS board. We presented our report, and called on the board to take action to reform the agency’s real estate policies. The new MTS Board Chair Georgette Gomez offered positive comments, and let the public know that she is working with staff to bring forward updates to the agency’s policies.

While signs are positive, we are not resting on our laurels. Public agencies move slow, and often only with ongoing attention. Circulate San Diego will continue to keep this issue in the spotlight, and work with MTS staff and the elected officials on their board to ensure these changes are made a reality.

We can only keep up our fight for affordable homes and access to transit with your support.

Will you make a contribution to Circulate San Diego today to sustain our work?

Thank you for your continuing support for Circulate San Diego. We appreciate it.

Sincerely,

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Colin Parent
Executive Director and General Counsel
Circulate San Diego

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Press and Photo Release: Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates Call on MTS to Develop Empty Parking Lots into Affordable Homes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 10, 2018

Contact: Colin Parent

(858) 442-7374

cparent@circulatesd.org

Press and Photo Release: Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates Call on MTS to Develop Empty Parking Lots into Affordable Homes

Land use and Transportation think tank Circulate San Diego today was joined by affordable housing advocates to call on the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) board to allow their under-utilized parking lots to be developed into homes. Advocates hosted a press conference in front of the MTS offices prior to providing testimony at this morning’s MTS board meeting during public comment.

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