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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.



What's New at Circulate

#PlanDiego Launch Party

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Last night Circulate San Diego launched its #PlanDiego initiative with a rooftop party. #PlanDiego is a region-wide initiative to make planning and land use smarter, more inclusive, and fun!, During the launch party Circulate San Diego released its brand new report Smart Mobility for Smart Growth which focuses on the implementation of SB 743.

The launch was a success and attendees were treated to food, beverage, #PlanDiego land-use conversations, and of course a terrific view of downtown.

Circulate San Diego will be releasing a series of position papers, hosting panel discussions, and organizing community events to elevate the discussion of planning and land use throughout the San Diego region.

Visit the #PlanDiego page to learn more and stay tuned for future reports


Report: Smart Mobility for Smart Growth

COVER11.jpgIn 2013, California adopted SB 743, a landmark transportation impact law that holds the promise to rethink how transportation and communities are shaped.

Prior to SB 743, transportation analyses for development projects under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) relied on a metric called “Level of Service” (LOS), which measures the duration of expected vehicle delay. To minimize LOS impacts, projects were incentivized to build more car-related infrastructure, which in turn encourages more driving and higher greenhouse gas emissions.

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Media Advisory: David Alvarez and Lorie Zapf join Circulate San Diego to ask for MTS to Fix its Compass Card

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Colin Parent
Cell: (858) 442-7374, 

MEDIA ADVISORY: David Alvarez and Lorie Zapf join Circulate San Diego to ask for MTS to Fix its Compass Card

MTS Board Members David Alvarez and Lorie Zapf will join transit advocacy organization Circulate San Diego for a press conference to call on MTS to fix the compass card, to protect customer data, and to make the system easier and safer for customers to access. Alvarez and Zapf also released this letter to MTS detailing safety concerns and customer access issues. 

KPBS recently reported that the MTS Compass Card, the fare-card for the region’s transit system, is not PCI compliant, leaving customers vulnerable to credit card fraud.

The Compass Card system is also very unusual for a large metropolitan transit agency, because it does not allow customers to use “stored value,” a functionality to load funds on a card, to be drawn down whenever needed.

WHEN:                1 PM, Tuesday, March 8, 2016

WHERE:              At the corner of 2nd Ave and C Street, next to the City Hall Transit Station.

WHAT:                MTS Board members calling on MTS to fix the Compass Card

WHO:                  Circulate San Diego, MTS Board Members David Alvarez and Lorie Zapf

Circulate San Diego is a regional non-profit organization dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, 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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