Circulator- Housing Component, SANDAG Public Input, Vision Zero Press Conference, Recap Blog, Program Spotlight, PedsCount! 2016
Adding a Housing Component to the Infrastructure Measure
Circulate San Diego believes that increasing infrastructure funding is vital to the economic and environmental vitality of the region. The key component to making an infrastructure program work holistically is to dedicate a portion of those funds to affordable homes near public transit.
Circulate San Diego's Executive Director, Jim Stone, along with the Executive Director of the San Diego Housing Federation, Stephen Russell, co-wrote an editorial for the Voice of San Diego on this topic.
Circulate San Diego also wrote a Policy Letter explaining why any infrastructure measure passed by the City should contain funds for Affordable Homes.
Circulate San Diego has published a letter today objecting to two road widening measures before the Infrastructure Committee: expanding Mission Bay Drive Bridge from four to six lanes and widening Miramar Road to eight lanes with Class 2 bike lanes. Widening roads does not achieve safe neighborhoods. In fact, widening roads throughout the City has led to increased vehicular speeds and contributed to a high number of crashes in the City. These measures are antithetical to the goals of Vision Zero and the Climate Action Plan and, as such, we ask that the projects be reevaluated.
To read the entire letter, download the PDF version here: [PDF].
Below is a Program Spotlight Blog from one of Circulate's coolest staff members Juan Ramirez, Program Coordinator. In the blog below, he spotlights just one of the terrific series of projects Circulate has been working on to improve sustainable mobility throughout the San Diego Region.
Circulate San Diego recently completed the Lemon Grove Walks & Wheels to School Program, a 3.5 years Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Federally funded Non-Infrastructure project. The program that implemented SRTS education, encouragement, enforcement, engineering, and evaluation activities in five elementary schools and one middle school, serving over 3,000 students in the City of Lemon Grove.