All Star Intern Interview

Throughout 2017 Circulate San Diego has been lucky enough to have our work supported by an incredible intern, Zach Rivera, who shared his intellect and passion on numerous initiatives to improve mobility in San Diego. Zach will be accepting a new internship with as a Planning Intern at SANDAG this month, so last week we took the opportunity to sit down with Zach and talk about his success.

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Press Release: Bicycle Lanes on University Avenue Approved At City Council


Media Contact: Maya Rosas
Cell: (310) 804-5256

Bicycle Lanes on University Avenue Approved At City Council

SAN DIEGO (October 31, 2017) – Bicycle lanes will soon be installed on Vision Zero corridor University Avenue from 5th Avenue to Park Boulevard.  Today, San Diego City Council unanimously approved a plan to remove metered parking in order to add the bicycle lanes, making University Avenue safer for all modes of transportation. 

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Congratulations to the Momentum Award Winners!

Thank you to everyone who celebrated the Momentum Awards with us last night!

We had a packed crowd at the Natural History Museum, all celebrating the great projects and efforts in our region to improve mobility and land use. 


You can see our list of nominees and awardees here. Event photos are online here. And we want to express our appreciation to our many sponsors, listed below.

Thank you for being a part of the Circulate San Diego movement!                      

If you were not able to attend, and would like to contribute to support our annual fundraising gala, please donate online.

-Colin Parent
Interim Executive Director and Policy Counsel

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Letter: Development of Revenue Constrained Network Scenarios and Network Performance Measures

Circulate San Diego wrote a letter to the SANDAG Board of Directors regarding the development of the 2019 Regional Plan revenue-constrained network scenarios. Circulate recommends the development of a revenue-constrained transit-advancing network scenario and Network Performance Measures that include an analysis of compliance with adopted Climate Action Plans across the region.

Read the letter here [PDF].

Letter: Request for FY 2019 CIP Prioritization Projects

Circulate San Diego wrote a letter to the City Council to recommend Vision Zero projects to be included in their CIP Prioritization memos. These projects, if funded, will help San Diego achieve Vision Zero, the city-adopted goal of ending all traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2025.

Read the letter here [PDF].

Press Release: New Report Shows Strong Start for Innovative Affordable Homes Bonus Program


Contact: Colin Parent
Cell: (858) 442-7374

New Report Shows Strong Start for Innovative Affordable Homes Bonus Program

Circulate San Diego publishes a report detailing the success of a new mixed-income housing program from the City of San Diego.

October 18, 2017 – Circulate San Diego released today a report that shows the early success of a new program at the City of San Diego that encourages developers to set-aside affordable units in their buildings.  The report is available at

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Report: Early Win for Affordable Homes Bonus Program

Cover_Photo.pngToday, Circulate San Diego released a report showing the near-term success of the City of San Diego's new Affordable Homes Bonus Program (AHBP). Read the report online here.

The AHBP has generated a surge in applications to produce more market-rate and affordable homes.

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Letter: Finalizing the SB 743 Guidelines and Applying Them Statewide

Circulate San Diego joined with a number of organizations from around California to support and call for Governor Brown to finalize the long-overdue SB 743 guidelines immediately.

Please join us in support of finalizing the guidelines for SB 743.

Read the entire letter here: [PDF]

Letter: Support for The Future of Mobility - Data Collection and Analysis to inform Long Range Transportation Planning

Circulate San Diego wrote a letter in support of SANDAG’s application for the SB1 Sustainable Communities Planning Grant. The grant application will be prepared by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in partnership with SANDAG, the Southern California Association of Government’s (SCAG) and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (CTA) for a project titled “The Future of Mobility: Data Collection and Analysis to inform Long Range Transportation Planning.” 

Read the entire letter here [PDF].

Letter: Support for Amendments to the Land Development Code Related to Placemaking

Over the past year, Circulate San Diego has been working together with community partners and the City of San Diego to develop a new permitting process for placemaking projects. We sent a letter supporting the proposed placemaking amendments to the Municipal Code ahead of the City Council hearing. 

Read the entire letter here: [PDF]


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