Congressman Peters introduces a new TOD bill in Congress with input from Circulate San Diego

On Tuesday October 8th, Circulate San Diego staff joined Congressman Scott Peters to announce the introduction of his Build More Housing Near Transit Act. The bill will require that federal transit investments consider how local governments are prepared to allow new market-rate and affordable homes near transit.

Circulate advised the Congressman’s office on the bill language. We were given a “shout-out” during the press conference for our contributions, which was included in the San Diego Union Tribune. The press conference was also covered by the Times of San Diego and KUSI, among other outlets.


Guest Post: Active Healthy Cities Are a Key to Success

Editor’s Note: Below is a guest blog post from James F. Sallis, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, UC San Diego Department of Family Medicine and Public Health

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Active Healthy Cities Are a Key to Success

I have spent the last 20 years doing research about what makes for an active healthy city. Our teams have done this research based at both UC San Diego and San Diego State University. We have learned a great deal that is relevant as leaders plan the future of San Diego County.

Research results

My main research interest is improving health through physical activity, which accounts for about 10% of deaths and 10% of health care costs in the US. As almost everyone knows, being active is one of the most important ways to reduce risk of many chronic diseases and improve mental health. Our work on active cities started with the city planning concept of neighborhood walkability, which allows residents to easily walk to shops, services, jobs, and schools. We identified neighborhoods in several parts of the country that were high and low in walkability, then recruited residents from those neighborhoods and measured their physical activity, height, and weight. We conducted separate studies with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.

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BIG NEWS – MTS Issues Request for Proposals for Mixed-Income Residential Project Near Transit Station

Last week, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) issued a big request for proposals (RFP) to develop its large lot located next to the 12th and Imperial Transit Center.

The RFP describes the project saying “MTS is seeking to identify qualified development teams with the vision, resources and expertise to promptly develop a large, contiguous, and highly visible, mixed-use residential, transit-oriented development on property owned by MTS in downtown San Diego.”

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Press and Photo Release: Circulate San Diego Releases Vision Zero Report for North County With Encinitas Mayor and Vista Councilmember

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 30, 2019

Contact: Maya Rosas

310-804-5256

mrosas@circulatesd.org

Press and Photo Release: Circulate San Diego Releases Vision Zero Report for North County  With Encinitas Mayor and Vista Councilmember

Land use and Transportation think tank Circulate San Diego today was joined by North County elected leaders and safe street supporters to release a report detailing how North County cities can save lives by implementing Vision Zero strategies.

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Media Advisory: Circulate San Diego Releases Vision Zero in North County Report with North County Elected Officials

MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Maya Rosas

310-804-5256

mrosas@circulatesd.org

Press Conference: Circulate San Diego Releases Vision Zero in North County Report with North County Elected Officials

Circulate San Diego will host a press conference with Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear and Vista Councilmember Corinna Contreras to release a report detailing how North County cities can save lives by implementing Vision Zero strategies. The report also includes crash data for North County cities.

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Letter: Support for Proposed Cardiff Protected Bike Lanes

Circulate San Diego submitted a letter in support of the proposed Cardiff Highway 101 protected bike lanes. By upgrading the existing bike lanes on Highway 101 through Cardiff to Class IV bike lanes, the City of Encinitas will demonstrate its leadership on safety and climate action.

Read the letter here [PDF]


Letter: SB 743 Implementation | Progressive Guidance for Caltrans on Phase-in of VMT Analysis for Legacy Highway Widening Projects

Circulate San Diego signed on to a coalition letter to the California Secretary of Transportation David Kim with guidance for phase in of VMT analysis for legacy highway widening projects. 

Read the letter here [PDF] and its enclosures here [PDF].


Press and Photo Release: Circulate San Diego Releases Vision Zero Report for East County with East County Elected Officials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 17, 2019

Contact: Maya Rosas
310-804-5256
mrosas@circulatesd.org

Press and Photo Release: Circulate San Diego Releases Vision Zero Report for East County with East County Elected Officials


Land use and Transportation think tank Circulate San Diego today was joined by East County elected leaders and safe street supporters to release a report detailing how East County cities can save lives by implementing Vision Zero strategies.

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