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
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Where: Procopio, 525 B St, Suite 2200, San Diego, CA 92101
The Future of Transportation Forum explores how technology, culture, and human behavior will change the way we travel from place to place in the San Diego region and beyond. Each panelist will provide a perspective on active transportation, technology advances, ride share, and transportation planning. Following the presentations, our moderator will engage the panelists with questions from the audience to facilitate a public dialogue.
Ray Traynor (SANDAG), speaking on technological innovations for transportation
Angus Clark (HULA Car), speaking on the application of Electric Vehicles and Autonomous Vehicles in the car share industry and beyond
Khalisa Bolling (San Diego County Bicycle Coalition), speaking on bicycles as part of the matrix of transportation options
Moderator - Kathleen Ferrier, Circulate San Diego’s Director of Advocacy
Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Location: Taylor Library (Pacific Beach), 4275 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
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Abede Kura was crossing El Cajon Boulevard one October evening when he was hit by a car and killed. Wynona Mitchell was crossing Linda Vista Road in September when she was hit by a car in a hit and run. Her body was then hit by two additional cars, neither of which stopped. Michael McGraw was struck and killed while crossing El Cajon Boulevard at 49th Street earlier in the year.Read more