San Diego Announces Climate Action Plan Implementation

San Diego  Mayor Kevin Faulconer released a report on how the City will implement the first year of its Climate Action Plan. The report details expenditures of nearly $130 million to reduce green house gas emissions through a series of actions focused on transportation, housing, energy, and water. Circulate's Executive Director Jim Stone spoke at the press conference, stating "The Climate Action Plan not only sets a course for San Diego, it serves as an example for cities around the nation. The Mayor's proposal today is a welcomed down payment on a robust implementation to demonstrate our City's continued leadership to protect our climate and our quality of life."

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Letter: Revise Proposed Ridesharing Decision to Promote Clean Vehicle Use

Circulate San Diego joined with a number of environmental and transportation advocacy organizations from around California to sign onto a letter to support the revision of the Phase II Ridesharing Proposed Decision to allow transportation network company (TNC) drivers to use vehicles obtained through rentals or short-term leases. The current proposal requires that TNC drivers own or lease their vehicles for terms longer than four months, the consequence of which would be to remove hundreds of TNC electric vehicles currently in service and eliminate a promising strategy for increasing electric vehicle (EV) deployment, especially in disadvantaged communities.

Read the entire letter [PDF]

Watch The Future of Transporation video here.


Circulator- April 22nd


Letter: Smart Transportation Solutions Beyond Car Storage for UC San Diego

UC San Diego is currently soliciting input from the campus community regarding transportation and parking policy.

Students, staff, and faculty can make their voices heard by accessing IdeaWave with their UC San Diego email address through April 18, 2016. Supporters for smart transportation choices can let the administration know they support more access to campus for transit, walking, and bicycling.

Circulate San Diego submitted a detailed comment letter, outlining a variety of ways UC San Diego can improve access to the campus, without relying only on more expensive car storage and added traffic. 

You can read a full copy of our letter here [PDF]


Letter: Upgrading the Compass Card and fare payment systems for MTS

As a part of our continuing campaign to fix the Compass Card, Circulate San Diego sent a letter today to the MTS board.

We are heartened to see that MTS has taken immediate action to apply for a grant to fund an upgrade to address PCI compliance for the Compass Card, and to hold a hearing to update the public on the Compass Card at the MTS April board meeting. We are pleased to submit this letter with suggestions regarding how MTS can enhance fare payment systems for our region’s transit systems.

Read the complete letter here [PDF].


Circulator- April 8th

MOVE Alliance Certifies Two Urban Infill Projects in East County
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Developments will increase mobility and amenities in El Cajon and La Mesa

SAN DIEGO (March 21., 2016)-­‐-­‐-­The MOVE Alliance is pleased to announce the certification of two urban infill projects in the cities of El Cajon and La Mesa. Both are infill, smart growth projects which will improve the pedestrian streetscape environment and are near high-quality transit.

“These projects demonstrate the potential for turning an under-utilized lot into compact, affordable housing that encourage 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.

Read the full press release here

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The Power of Safe Street Design

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After three years of advocating for new crosswalks on Sixth Avenue, the residents of Bankers Hill are going to see success.  And it’s clear their success is all of our success.

Gary Pence, Senior Traffic Engineer for the City of San Diego, presented the new crosswalk plans at Tuesday’s Uptown Planners meeting, and was greeted with resounding approval from the audience and Board. For the approximate ½ mile section of Sixth Avenue between Laurel and Elm Streets, the City will install two new crosswalks accompanied by solar powered flashing lights, a road diet, and new buffered bike lanes.

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Press Release: MOVE Alliance Certifies Two Urban Infill Projects in East County

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Colin Parent
(619) 544-9255 ext. 310

MOVE Alliance Certifies Two Urban Infill Projects in East County

Developments will increase mobility and amenities in El Cajon and La Mesa

SAN DIEGO (March 21, 2016)-­‐-­‐-­The MOVE Alliance is pleased to announce the certification of two urban infill projects in the cities of El Cajon and La Mesa. Both are infill, smart growth projects which will improve the pedestrian streetscape environment and are near high-quality transit.

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Letter: Support California Transportation Plan 2040

Circulate San Diego joined with a number of environmental and transportation advocacy organizations from around California to sign onto a letter to support the California Transportation Plan 2040, developed by CalTrans which aligns with the organizations' missions to create healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities with a variety of safe convenient and affordable transportation options.

Read the entire letter [PDF]

 


Circulator- March 25th

Walk to Work Day is April 1
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Join us and Councilmember Todd Gloria Friday, April 1, 2016 to take a few steps towards making life better in San Diego. It’s International Walk to Work Day and we’re inviting you to walk with us downtown or make your own commute to work (or part of it) on foot. It will give you more energy than a cup of coffee, maybe you’ll make a few new friends along the way, and you’ll be helping us send an important message about traffic safety and San Diego’s Vision Zero Initiative.

Circulate San Diego and a diverse group of transportation, business and community groups believe that any loss of life on our City's streets is unacceptable. That’s why San Diego should take action to reach its ambitious but attainable goal: Reduce all traffic fatalities to zero by 2025, Vision Zero.

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