Policy letter: Application of Public Utilities Code to Ridesharing by Transportation Network Companies

Letter to the California Public Utilities Commission to ensure that the benefits of shared rides like Lyft Line and Uber Pool are allowed to continue, signed by Circulate San Diego, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Environmental Defense Fund, SPUR, Greenbelt Alliance, Southern CA Association of Governments, Planning and Conservation League Foundation, Climate Resolve, Coalition for Clean Air, SF Transit Riders, Caltrain, and TransForm. [PDF]


Circulator: Make a Nomination for the Momentum Awards!

We all like to be recognized for a job well done, right? I’m writing to ask for your help in recognizing the people and projects in the San Diego region that are improving our quality of life by advancing forward-thinking multi-modal transportation choices, better connectivity, and vibrant, healthy communities.

Our Momentum Awards have been created to shine a light on efforts to promote excellent mobility choices, great neighborhoods, connected communities, and sustainable development. How can you help?

Nominate a person, city, organization, or project so that we can honor their accomplishments and raise awareness of the great work that is making the San Diego region a better place to live, work, learn, and play. The nomination process is easy. To download the one-page nomination form, please click here. Nominations are due by 5:00 pm on September 14, 2015.

On Wednesday, October 21 the winners will be announced at our 2015 Momentum Awards Gala and Reception. We hope you will join us that evening to celebrate the winners and the nominees. For tickets, please click here.

Thanks for your ongoing support. I hope to see you at our Momentum Awards celebration on October 21!


Executive Director
http://www.circulatesd.org/


Circulator: #VisionZero Walk: El Cajon Blvd, 40 Under 40 & New MOVE Alliance Endorsement

RSVP #VisionZero Walk:
El Cajon Boulevard (8/21)
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Walk and talk #VisionZero on Friday, 8/21 with Circulate and its Vision Zero partner El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association on El Cajon Blvd during the BLVD Market, a monthly outdoor pop-up foodie market organized by the Boulevard BIA. We'll walk on El Cajon Boulevard, a Vision Zero corridor, talk about how to make El Cajon Blvd more walkable and bikeable, and hear from business owners about the importance of safe streets. Join us!

When: Friday, August 21, 6pm
Where: The BLVD Market, 2855 El Cajon Blvd
RSVP Here

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Press Release: MOVE Alliance Endorses Bike-Friendly Student Housing Project

Contact:
MOVE Alliance: Colin Parent | 619.544.9255 ext. 310 | CParent@circulatesd.org
Capstone Development Partners, LLC: Chad C. Izmirian | 760-522-3120 | CIzmirian@capstone-dev.com

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SAN DIEGO (August 14, 2014)­----The MOVE Alliance is pleased to announce its endorsement of 5030 College Avenue Apartments, the proposed Capstone Development Partners student housing project in the College Area. The project provides housing close to the San Diego State University campus in a walkable, bikeable, transit-oriented, urban infill location.

“This project has tremendous potential for encouraging residents to take transit and ride bikes rather than to use other vehicles,” said Jim Stone, Executive Director of Circulate San Diego, the parent organization of MOVE Alliance.

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VIDEO: Circulate talks with NBC San Diego on Airport's Parking Plan

Circulate San Diego Policy Counsel Colin Parent spoke with NBC San Diego about the Airport Authority's plan to build a 1,700 space parking garage. Parent says SANDAG's Regional Plan can give people "better options so they can do something different."

To find out more about what Circulate San Diego says SANDAG can do to improve transit, see our comment letter to their Draft 2015 Regional Plan.

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Watch the video here.


Circulate Staff Named in San Diego 40 Under 40 List

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SD Metropolitan Magazine has named Circulate's own Maya Rosas in its 40 Under 40 list for 2015! Maya works on Circulate San Diego's policy team on projects ranging from the Regional Walk Scorecard to Vision Zero while also writing a master's thesis on pedestrian risk in San Diego and serving as the secretary for the San Diego section of the American Planning Association. The 40 Under 40 list recognizes San Diego's outstanding young leaders annually in their magazine's September issue. Congratulations, Maya!


Press Release: Terrible accident in City Heights shines light on continuing uptick in pedestrian injuries and deaths

Contact: Kathleen Ferrier

619-544-9255, x. 301 (office)

619-571-5231 (cell)

kferrier@circulatesd.org 

SAN DIEGO (August 11, 2015) ---  

Last Friday, two teenage boys were injured while walking in the City Heights neighborhood. One of the victims, a 13-year old boy, had his leg pinned down by the passing car and suffered severe injuries.  According to San Diego Police, the boys were hit by a white Volvo which subsequently fled the scene, making this the second hit and run crash involving a pedestrian, in the last two weeks, the previous occurrence on Market Street.

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#VisionZero Bike Ride: Imperial Avenue

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On Friday evening, a group of 30 San Diegans enthusiastic about the need for safe streets came together for Circulate San Diego's first #VisionZero bike ride. In one trip, this bike ride showed us the good and the bad on San Diego's streets and focused on the Vision Zero corridors. We were joined by two bike police officers from the San Diego Police Department. They made sure that the riders were safe biking along busy streets. Circulate is thankful for the support that SDPD has shown for Vision Zero in San Diego!

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The Inner Circle, SANDAG's TOD Strategy, Circulate in the News

The Inner Circle:
Michelle Luellen, Project Coordinator
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During Michelle Luellen's first year working at Circulate San Diego, she has done everything from conducting community walks in Spanish to co-authoring a strategic planning report for the organization. As a Project Coordinator, Michelle's work includes promoting walking and biking from Chula Vista to Carlsbad while also writing Safe Routes to School outreach and activity plans for San Ysidro and Lemon Grove. Read about Michelle's contribution to Circulate here.

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The Inner Circle: Michelle Luellen, Project Coordinator

During Michelle Luellen's first year working at Circulate San Diego, she has done everything from conducting community walks in Spanish to co-authoring a strategic planning report for the organization. As a Project Coordinator, Michelle's work includes promoting walking and biking from Chula Vista to Carlsbad while also writing Safe Routes to School outreach and activity plans for San Ysidro and Lemon Grove. 

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