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.
- Create and implement a comprehensive education and awareness strategy.
- Encourage and empower more children to walk to school.
- Increase the number of parents and children choosing active transportation1 to get to and from school.
- Provide the tools necessary to empower students and parents to feel safe walking and biking in their community.
- Gather/collect public input used to inform the ongoing community plan update effort.