Letter: Support for Phase II Preliminary Design for Lomas Santa Fe Corridor Improvement Project

Circulate San Diego sent a letter of support to the City of Solana Beach for the roundabout option, as part of the Phase II preliminary design for Lomas Santa Fe Corridor Improvement Project. This option would provide greater traffic-calming changes, resulting in safer conditions for community members to walk or bike on this major east-west corridor in Solana Beach.

Read the letter of support [PDF].



Construction 101

Construction is a necessary evil for developers, public contractors, local governments, and anyone who lives or works near construction sites like the Mid-Coast Trolley sites through University City. Disruptive and noisy with visual, air and noise pollution to mitigate, they are generally a strenuous period for residents, business owners, and city staff altogether.

Construction phases are an untapped opportunity to build public support for infrastructure and development in San Diego. Through ongoing community engagement, information sharing, and public art, construction sites can be animated and adorned to alleviate the inconveniences they cause for local communities. Here are examples of ways to mitigate construction on the public right-of-way.

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Press Release: Circulate San Diego Awards Certification to the 6th & Olive Mixed-Use Project in Bankers Hill

August 7, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Maya Rosas, Director of Policy
310-804-5256 | mrosas@circulatesd.org

Circulate San Diego Awards Certification to the 6th & Olive Mixed-Use Project in Bankers Hill

SAN DIEGO (August 7, 2018) – Circulate San Diego, the leading land use and transportation think tank in the region, awarded its smart growth certification, the Circulate Mobility Certification, to the 6th & Olive mixed-use project from Greystar.

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Letter: June 2018 Draft Interim Guidance: Determining CEQA significance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Projects on the State Highway System

Circulate San Diego signed on to a letter to Caltrans in support of adopting guidance on determining CEQA significance for greenhouse gas emissions for projects on the state highway system. The letter recommends that Caltrans adopt guidance to analyze induced travel demand, proactively publicize and invite public participation in creation of guidance documents, and align the threshold of significance with California's existing climate policy by replacing the proposed threshold with "net zero increase in VMT." 

Read the letter [PDF].


Letter: Comments on the 15-Day Revisions to the State CEQA Guidelines on the Evaluation of Transportation Impacts

Circulate San Diego signed on to a letter with recommendations for the 15-day revisions to the CEQA guidelines for evaluation of transportation impacts. We support the expedient completion of these guidelines so Californians can enjoy the benefits of a cleaner, healthier and safe environment. The revisions have the potential to transform the planning processes and development decisions that will help create safe, healthy, walkable and equitable neighborhoods for people of all ages, incomes and abilities.

Read the letter [PDF].


Live Well San Diego Annual Report 2018: Circulate San Diego's Success Stories

Recently, the County of San Diego began compiling success stories from its Live Well partners to create the new 2017-2018 Live Well Report. This report highlights how Live Well partners have contributed to the following 5 areas of influence: health, knowledge, standard of living, community, and social.  As a Live Well partner, Circulate San Diego has contributed towards those areas of influence, in particular to community, which aims to create clean and safe neighborhoods. To take a look at the 2016-2017 Live Well San Diego Partners Report, click here.

Below is a summary of some of our programs that have made a great impact on communities across the San Diego region this past year (2017-2018):

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Press Release: Circulate San Diego Awards New Projects and Re-Launches Sustainable Growth Certification

July 10th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel

858-442-7374 | cparent@circulatesd.org

Circulate San Diego Awards New Projects and Re-Launches Sustainable Growth Certification

SAN DIEGO (July 3rd, 2018) – Circulate San Diego, the leading land use and transportation think tank in the region, is launching a new “Circulate Mobility Certification” for smart growth development proposals.

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