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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San Diego FY 2020 Budget Funds More Safe Streets

The City of San Diego’s Vision Zero strategy received significant prioritization and funding in the Fiscal Year 2020 budget following 35 pedestrians killed in preventable car crashes in the 2018 calendar year. Unfortunately, while fatalities from collisions for people inside vehicles have steadily declined, pedestrian fatalities continue to rise in San Diego and across the United States. Vision Zero, the goal of ending all traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2025 in San Diego, requires a systemic shift in how government designs its streets as well as data-driven enforcement and education for people walking, biking, and driving.

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Press Release: Pedestrian Killed and Bicyclist Seriously Injured Over Weekend

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

Pedestrian Killed and Bicyclist Seriously Injured Over Weekend

SAN DIEGO (June 10, 2019) – On Friday, a bicyclist was hit and seriously injured by a driver pulling onto Rosecrans Street into the bike lane. On Saturday evening, a female pedestrian was killed when she entered W. Washington Street in Hillcrest into the path of two police cruisers. Both crashes are detailed in the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log.

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Letter: FY 2020 Budget Recommendations for City Council Final Budget Modification Priority Memoranda

Circulate submitted a letter to San Diego Councilmembers with recommendations for the FY 2020 budget. Circulate’s bicycle infrastructure recommendations have not yet been funded in the proposed budget and we ask that they be incorporated into the final FY 2020 budget. In our January 11 letter, Circulate recommended fully funding Phase 3 of the Downtown Mobility Plan Cycletracks and two Bicycle Master Plan Priority Projects located on Vision Zero Corridors El Cajon Boulevard (43rd St to Montezuma Rd) and University Avenue (Boundary St to Winona St).

The May Revise estimates $2.4 million in annual revenue from scooter permitting fees and dedicates $100,000 towards Vision Zero education. A higher share of this revenue should be dedicated to the important task of promoting safety by and for scooter riders. Circulate recommends funding these street safety projects in order to reach its Climate Action Plan and Vision Zero goals.

Read the full letter here [PDF].


Press and Photo Release: Circulate San Diego and The San Diego Foundation Release Age-Friendly Communities Report with La Mesa and Supporters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 13, 2019

Contact: Maya Rosas

310-804-5256

mrosas@circulatesd.org

Press and Photo Release: Circulate San Diego and The San Diego Foundation Release Age-Friendly Communities Report with La Mesa and Supporters

Circulate San Diego hosted a press conference with the Mayor of La Mesa and age-friendly community supporters on Monday morning to release a new report, “Aging in San Diego.” The report details how San Diego jurisdictions can adapt to the growing senior population by becoming Age-Friendly Communities. The report also includes research on San Diego’s senior population and best practices that San Diego cities can adopt.

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