Circulator January 13

Next Future of Transportation Forum Scheduled for January 25th in Encinitas

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Advances in App Technology are Streamlining SRTS Field Work

The field of Safe Routes to School planning has enjoyed a certain predictable workflow over the last several years- planners and engineers meet with parents and school staff, document deficiencies through field review, and propose solutions.  While each school is different, the approach has varied very little.

Recent innovations in both mobile data collection and analysis, however, have made the process more data-driven and cost-effective.

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Letter: Requests for FY 2018 City Budget

Circulate San Diego submitted a letter to the City outlining projects we want to see included in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget to ensure the goals of the Climate Action Plan and Vision Zero initiative are achieved. The letter was submitted in partnership with the organizations Climate Action Campaign, the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, and BikeSD.

The undersigned organizations are submitting this request asking you to continue support for implementation of the City’s Climate Action Plan and Vision Zero, specifically as these policy initiatives relate to the FY 2018 budget. We appreciate your ongoing support for making San Diego a sustainable, safe city to live in for all residents. The projects and requested funds outlined below will help keep the Climate Action Plan and Vision Zero initiatives strong.

Read full letter [PDF].


Letter: Response to the City Regarding Complete Boulevard Study

In response to the final design concepts outlined in the Complete Boulevard Planning Study, Circulate San Diego lauds many of the proposed infrastructure improvements making walking safer along the El Cajon Street corridor.  However, the improvements included in the final design concept fail to account for bicycling facilities.  As such, we believe Alternatives 8b and 6 are better at allowing for bicycling facilities and maintaining desired elements for all modes including on-street parking, a connected facility for bicyclists, and safer crossings for pedestrians.    

For Circulate San Diego's complete response, you can download our letter here: [PDF]


Press Release: Circulate San Diego Publishes Report on Transit Oriented Development in the City of San Diego

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 9, 2017

Contact: Colin Parent
(858) 442-7374
cparent@circulatesd.org

Circulate San Diego Publishes Report on Transit Oriented Development in the City of San Diego 

Transportation and land use think tank Circulate San Diego published a report today on how the City of San Diego can better facilitate transit oriented development (TOD).

Circulate San Diego’s report titled “Transit Oriented Development” outlines a variety of policies the City of San Diego can implement through city-wide municipal code updates. To promote more TOD, the report details proposals covering a variety of policies, from reform of parking requirements, updates to traffic models, and implementation of the City of San Diego’s groundbreaking update to the Affordable Homes Bonus Program.

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Report: Transit Oriented Development

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Circulate San Diego released a report today on how the City of San Diego can better implement transit oriented development (“TOD”). TOD benefits housing affordability, economic development, and the climate. However, a variety of barriers exist to prevent TOD in San Diego.

This report recommends a variety of specific, detailed, and actionable policy reforms that can be adopted city-wide to implement TOD. The full report can be viewed online at http://www.circulatesd.org/todreport

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Circulator - December 30th

There is Still Time
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There's still time to support our work to make streets safer for everyone. Please make your tax-deductible contribution today.

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Circulator - December 16th

Happy Holidays from the Circulate San Diego Staff
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The staff at Circulate San Diego would like to wish all of you and your families a very happy holiday season. We are grateful for all you support in making 2016 a successful year and are looking forward to working with you to improve sustainable mobility in 2017. 

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San Diego Makes a Place for Placemaking through new Urban Spaces Initiative

Mayor Faulconer announced this week a redirection of Regional Enterprise Zone funds to support and advance several of the City’s economic and workforce development initiatives. His proposed action would specifically allocate $2,500,000 among eight initiatives within the Economic Development Department. The City Council approved the proposal at its meeting Tuesday.

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A Big Win for Vision Zero

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1: City of San Diego and CSD staff explaining Vision Zero design alternatives for University Avenue at a pop-up engagement event

Being an urban planner can sometimes feel like being a sports fan of a mediocre, underperforming team. You take a lot of hits and tough losses and are at times forced to swallow some bitter pills. I’ve questioned if being a planner is the right career for me in the same way I’ve often rationalized my support for my sports teams. I tell myself the big victories make it all worth it. Big wins, typically years in the making, are why I remain optimistic in the value of my work and our city’s commitment to creating safe streets for all road users, not just drivers.

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