Press Release: Fatal Hit and Run on Linda Vista Road highlights the need for Vision Zero in San Diego

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kathleen Ferrier
619-571-5231
kferrier@circulatesd.org 

SAN DIEGO (September 13, 2016) – A 48-year-old female was struck by three cars and killed while walking Sunday night in a hit-and-run crash on the 7600 block of Linda Vista Road near Mesa College Drive.

The terrible collision is a reminder of how important it is for our region’s leaders to commit to Vision Zero, a campaign to make our streets safe from serious injuries and deaths. The incident comes on the heels of at least two hit and run crashes last month. 

 

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Circulator - September 9th

Save the date!

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The Vision Zero Neighborhood Symposium is organized by a coalition of San Diego supporters for safer streets, and will bring together residents from San Diego's diverse neighborhoods with leaders in traffic safety, law enforcement, street design, and public health to discuss the pressing issue of saving lives. 

Vision Zero is working towards zero traffic deaths in San Diego, acknowledging that no loss of life is acceptable. If you care about safe streets in your neighborhood, join us for an evening of discussion.

Guest speaker: Nat Gale, Vision Zero Coordinator, Office of Mayor Garcetti, Los Angeles

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Bread and Salt Warehouse, 1955 Julian Ave., San Diego

To learn more about the program and to RSVP, click here.

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Chula Vista Elementary School District director shares how a culture of walking has taken off at the District.

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It must have looked odd at first — the superintendent and mem­bers of his leadership team in business attire walking the neigh­borhoods surrounding the admin­istrative center of the Chula Vista Elementary School District. Sure­ly they were mistaken for leaflet distributors or salespeople. Soon, however, more employees were walking the neighborhood, noting that life and work are more enjoy­able when you literally put your best foot forward. 

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Letter: Recommendations to Improve the Climate Action Plan Community Plan Update Evaluation Checklist

Circulate San Diego issued a letter to the Director of Planning at the City of San Diego with recommendations to improve the Climate Action Plan Community (CAP) Plan Update Evaluation Checklist. This checklist is an important tool to evaluate the effectiveness of community plan updates to meet the goals for the CAP. We believe that a properly formulated checklist will make it easier for community plans to implement the Climate Action Plan. 

To read the letter, download the PDF version here: [PDF]


Policy Letter: AB 2763 - Request for Signature

Circulate San Diego joined with a number of organizations and companies from around California to support and call for Governor Brown to sign AB 2763 which clarifies that drivers can use leased or rented vehicles while driving with a Transportation Network Company (TNC). 

Please join us in support of AB 2763.

Read the entire letter [PDF]

Read the Floor Alert [PDF]


Circulator - August 26th

Circulate San Diego Releases New Report on Placemaking
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Both in San Diego and around the country, there are signs that leveraging the power of arts and culture into traditional planning processes can improve neighborhoods while better serving community interests. This convergence of interests has created a field that practitioners are calling creative placemaking. The movement is growing rapidly in part because cities around the U.S. are looking for tools to redevelop communities in ways that not only increase economic development, but also build social capital among community residents.

In San Diego, the movement is grassroots oriented, bubbling up through community-led projects. As the projects continue, City staff is being asked to create a new process to make community dreams, some of which are relatively simple, become reality. 

Read the Report online [PDF]


 

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Press Release_Circulate San Diego Releases Report on Placemaking

Today, Circulate San Diego released a cutting-edge report titled A Place for Placemaking in San Diego, calling for the City to leverage the power of creative, community-led projects as a resource to make progress on City goals. The report details recent challenges with local placemaking projects and a series of recommendations to simplify the process based on multiple case studies.

A Place for Placemaking can be viewed online at http://circulatesd.org/placeforplacemaking

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Report: A Place for Placemaking in San Diego

Pages_from_creative_placemaking_FINAL.small.jpgBoth in San Diego and around the country, there are signs that leveraging the power of arts and culture into traditional planning processes can improve neighborhoods while better serving community interests. This convergence of interests has created a field that practitioners are calling creative placemaking. The movement is growing rapidly in part because cities around the U.S. are looking for tools to redevelop communities in ways that not only increase economic development, but also build social capital among community residents.

In San Diego, the movement is grassroots oriented, bubbling up through community-led projects. As the projects continue, City staff is being asked to simplify the process to make community dreams, some of which are relatively simple, become reality. Examples include street paint, benches, art in vacant lots, murals, decorative crosswalks, alley activation, landscaping, wayfinding signage, and temporary mobility enhancements-all promoted to revitalize neighborhoods and jump start the building of social capital. As much as these projects are about the product, they are also about the process. That means an authentic, community-led process that respects community history and values.

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Press Release: Two Pedestrian Fatalities in Two Days Underscore Need for Safety, Vision Zero in San Diego

Contact: Kathleen Ferrier
619-571-5231
kferrier@circulatesd.org

SAN DIEGO (August 22, 2016) – A pedestrian was killed early morning Sunday in a hit-and-run crash on the 4900 block of El Cajon Boulevard.

UPDATE (August 24, 2016) - Another pedestrian death was reported by San Diego Police. An unidentified 78 year old male was struck by a vehicle while he attempted to cross University Avenue Tuesday night. The driver failed to stop at the collision and was later taken into custody for felony hit and run and misdemeanor DUI. 

These crashes are yet another reminder of how important it is for our region’s leaders to commit to Vision Zero, a campaign to make our streets safe from serious injuries and deaths. El Cajon Boulevard is one of the eight most dangerous corridors in the City of San Diego, as identified by research from Circulate San Diego in our groundbreaking Vision Zero report: http://www.circulatesd.org/visionzerosd.

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Circulator -August 12th

Vision Zero: University Avenue
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As part of last year’s budget process, staff in the City’s Transportation and Stormwater Department committed to evaluating the corridor with the highest concentration of crashes and designing engineering improvements.

Since then, City staff determined the ½ mile section of University Avenue—between Fairmount and Euclid Avenues—to be the most problematic with the highest number of crashes. City traffic engineers, in partnership with the offices of Mayor Faulconer and Councilwoman Marti Emerald, responded by organizing the University Avenue Working Group with the mission to “Improve safety for all modes as part of Vision Zero.” Circulate San Diego has been pleased to participate in this group.

To review the alternatives and to take the survey, check out the project website. 

Read the entire blog here.


 

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