Press Release: Circulate San Diego and SDPD Release Comic-Con-Themed PSAs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Media Contact:

Colin Parent

619-567-6856

cparent@circulatesd.org

Circulate San Diego and SDPD Release Comic-Con-Themed PSAs

SAN DIEGO (July 16, 2019) – The 50th Anniversary of San Diego Comic-Con is days away and Circulate San Diego wants visitors and locals alike to consider walking, biking, or taking public transit!

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How to Get to Comic-Con

The 50th Anniversary of San Diego Comic-Con is days away and Circulate San Diego wants you to consider taking walking, biking, or taking public transit!

Staying in the Gaslamp? Save time by walking to the Convention Center. Travel down Sixth Avenue for a safer method of getting there. Just remember a few simple rules to be a superhero when crossing the street.

  1. Stop
  2. Look
  3. Listen
  4. Look Again
  5. Cross Safely

Why take public transit? Parking in the Gaslamp Quarter is already tricky, but when over 100,000 people, superheroes, and celebrities come to town the area gets even more crowded. Consider taking public transit, ridesharing, the Comic-Con shuttle, or walking, biking , or scootering.

Public Transit Options

Metropolitan Transit System has trolley and buses that bring from all over San Diego.  Fares are $2.50 a ride, or $2.25 if you use the Compass Cloud phone application. Visit MTS’s special Comic-Con Page. Other options include the North County Transit District’s Coaster and Amtrak.

Trolley There are three different trolley lines running through San Diego. See MTS Trolley Map here. The Sycuan Green Line stops right in front of the Convention Center. Staying over half-mile from a transit stop? Consider taking a Lyft Scooter for that first-last mile connection!

Bus MTS operates 95 bus routes in San Diego County. Visit MTS website for more information on which routes will bring you to Downtown. Consider taking one of the many busses that brings you downtown and walking through the Gaslamp Quarter.

Coaster Commuter Train The Coaster provides rides from North County beach communities (Oceanside, Encinitas, etc.) to downtown.  The end of the line Santa Fe Depot is just a short walk to and from the Convention Center.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner runs along the same tracks as the Coaster Commuter train but provides further connection to Orange County and more. Visit the Amtrak website for more information.

Other Services

Comic Con Shuttle Staying in a hotel near downtown? Check out the Comic-Con Shuttle Service. Stops include a handful of hotels in Downtown, Hotel Circle/Mission Valley, San Diego Airport, Shelter Island, Liberty Station, and Harbor Drive. Shuttle service provides rides to and from Petco Park starting Wednesday, July 17th. Information on the shuttle drop off can be found here.

Ride Share is another easy method for getting around San Diego. Please note road closures on Harbor Drive will require drop-off and pick-up away from the Convention Center.

Scooters & Bike Rentals are a great way to get from place to place quickly. Note: Harbor Drive – between First Avenue and Park Boulevard – will be restricted to ALL traffic including cars, bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and shared mobility devices (dock less bicycles and scooters) during specific convention times. Visit the San Diego Convention Center website for more information. 

Important Road Closures

Harbor Drive road closures will take place on the following days and time:

  • Wednesday, July 17 from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 18 from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday, July 19 from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 20 from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 21 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

After 7:00 AM the Convention Center garage (operated by Ace Parking) may only be accessed by permit holders from the First Avenue entrance. For more information see map here.

Wishing you a fun and safe Comic-Con!



Letter: San Diego Forward: The 2021 Regional Plan’s Five Big Moves

Circulate San Diego submitted a letter supporting the 2021 Regional Plan Five Big Moves concept. The most important component of the Regional Plan is what will happen in the immediate term between adoption of the 2021 Regional Plan and the subsequent Regional Plan. The SANDAG Board should ensure that the immediate impact of the Regional Plan is a tangible improvement to transit. 

Read the full letter [PDF]


One Pedestrian Killed, Another Seriously Injured Over Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Media Contact:
Oscar Medina
Cell: 858-922-4644
omedina@circulatesd.org

SAN DIEGO (July 9, 2019) – On Friday, a young man was hit and seriously injured by a driver going westbound on Genesee Ave. That same evening, a 68-year-old male pedestrian was killed when he was struck in a median on East San Ysidro Boulevard by a driver making a left turn. Both crashes are detailed in the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log.

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Letter: Support for Proposed Amendments to the City of San Diego’s Inclusionary Regulations

Circulate submitted a letter in support of the City of San Diego's proposed inclusionary regulations update. Circulate supports the proposed amendments understanding that, were it to stand-alone, it may result in a cooling on production levels and an increase in market rate rents. We are encouraged to see the proposal’s staff report express the need to coordinate and offset the added cost resulting from the proposed inclusionary regulations.

The City of San Diego should continue efforts to reduce the cost of development, and to offset any added costs that may result from the inclusionary update, including through incorporating recommendations outlined in Circulate's letter. 

Read the full letter here [PDF].


Pedestrian Killed in Midway on Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Media Contact:
Oscar Medina
Cell: 858-922-4644
omedina@circulatesd.org


SAN DIEGO (June 1, 2019) –On Saturday night, a male pedestrian was killed when he entered Kurtz Street in the Midway neighborhood. The 79-year-old man was struck by a woman driving eastbound on Kutz. The crash is detailed in the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log.

"Even when human error occurs by either pedestrians or motorists, our streets should be designed to ensure errors are not fatal," said Oscar Medina, Project Manager for Circulate San Diego. “One death on San Diego’s streets is too many.”

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Three Smart Growth Projects Entitled after Receiving Circulate San Diego Mobility Certifications

June 21st, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel

858-442-7374 | cparent@circulatesd.org

Three Smart Growth Projects Entitled after Receiving Circulate San Diego Mobility Certifications

SAN DIEGO – Three sustainable growth development projects were recently approved by local jurisdictions after receiving Circulate San Diego’s Mobility Certification. The three sustainable and transit-oriented projects include Terrace Lofts in Vista, The Ivy in Escondido, and Promenade at Otay Ranch Town Center in Chula Vista.

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