Live Well San Diego Annual Report 2018: Circulate San Diego's Success Stories

Active partner of Live Well San Diego, Circulate San Diego is a non-profit whose mission is to create excellent mobility choices and vibrant, healthy neighborhoods. Circulate San Diego has contributed over the years to a healthier and safer San Diego. Here is a summary of some of our programs that have made a great impact across the San Diego region this past year:

Walk This Way Presentations

During the 2017-2018 school year, Circulate San Diego staff reached 1,790 students during Walk This Way presentations as part of our Safe Routes to School education. We presented to 7 different schools predominantly in San Diego Unified School District, selected for their proximity to Vision Zero corridors and the Fatal 15 intersections, which are corridors and intersections with the highest pedestrian/car crash rates historically. The presentation taught students how to be safe on the street through a 5-step lesson for crossing intersections safely. Students were selected to come to the front to practice the 5-steps to support kinesthetic learning.

The Vision Zero approach aims to have zero pedestrian deaths by 2025 in the City of San Diego. Education to population groups closest to these dangerous corridors and intersections is important to fulfill that mission. In addition, our goal is to encourage active forms of transportation (walking and cycling), in an effort to reduce childhood obesity, car congestion/stress around schools, and to improve the air-quality. 

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Press Release: Circulate San Diego Awards New Projects and Re-Launches Sustainable Growth Certification

July 10th, 2018


Contact: Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel

858-442-7374 |

Circulate San Diego Awards New Projects and Re-Launches Sustainable Growth Certification

SAN DIEGO (July 3rd, 2018) – Circulate San Diego, the leading land use and transportation think tank in the region, is launching a new “Circulate Mobility Certification” for smart growth development proposals.

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Nonprofit of the Year 2018

We are proud to share that Circulate San Diego was named nonprofit of the year by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez for the 80th Assembly District.

Assemblymember Gonzalez has been a major change agent in the region for transportation. She led the effort to reform SANDAG and the Metropolitan Transit System boards with her groundbreaking bill AB 805. Gonzalez also co-authored AB 744 which reduced parking minimums for bonus projects that include on-site affordable homes.

Please help us celebrate the recognition from Assemblymember Gonzalez by making a contribution to Circulate San Diego:

Her award recognizes that Circulate San Diego is another agent of change in the region. We are successfully pushing for more crosswalks to achieve Vision Zero, affordable development on public lands, and for democracy and equity in community planning.

Donate to Circulate Today!

Thank you for your support. With your help, we can make San Diego more affordable, economically vibrant, and safer for the environment.



Colin Parent
Executive Director and General Counsel
Circulate San Diego

Press Release: Hit and Run Seriously Injures Woman in Crosswalk


Media Contact:

Maya Rosas

Cell: 310-804-5256

Hit and Run Seriously Injures Woman in Crosswalk

SAN DIEGO (July 3rd, 2018) – A 33-year-old woman crossing the street at the intersection of 47th Street and T Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood was struck in a hit and run yesterday.  At 1:00 P.M, the driver ran a red light and hit the woman in the crosswalk according to the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log.

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Use transit to attend San Diego’s Families Belong Together March

This Saturday, many San Diegans will be traveling Downtown to participate in the Families Belong Together march, in opposition the separation of children from their parents at the U.S./Mexico Border and other ports of entry.

This page provides information for individuals who wish to use transit to attend the protest.

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PEP4PA: Walkability for San Diego’s Seniors

Peer Empowerment Program 4 Physical Activity (PEP4PA) is a program through UCSD’s Department of Family Medicine & Public Health. PEP4PA and Circulate San Diego have been working together on a project to improve walking conditions for older residents of San Diego County. Circulate and PEP4PA are currently working with older residents in Lakeside to identify walkability improvements around the Lakeside Community Center, as well as the greater community.

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Letter - Assembly Bill 2923 (Chiu and Grayson) - Support

Circulate San Diego sent a letter of support to Assemblymembers Chiu and Grayson for AB 2923. The bill would require the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board to establish transit-oriented development standards for BART-owned land within a half-mile of stations (primarily surface parking lots). This bill is an important step toward ensuring that key transit-oriented sites are developed to their full potential, which Circulate is advocating for with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System.

Read the full letter of support [PDF].


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