We were excited to join with over 100 people from San Diego’s many neighborhoods on September 29 to discuss the pressing issue of saving lives at our first ever Vision Zero Neighborhood Symposium. Attendees came from Mission Hills, City Heights, Clairemont Mesa, San Ysidro, Linda Vista, College Area, North Park, Logan Heights, Hillcrest, Downtown, Ocean Beach, and Pacific Beach. Here’s a quick recap of what we learned at the event.Read more
Congratulations to the 2016 Momentum Awards Nominees!
Join us "At the Nat" for the 2016 Momentum Awards Annual Gala. Each year Circulate San Diego's Momentum Awards celebrate mobility, great neighborhoods, connected communities, and sustainable development, while recognizing the achievements of visionary civic leaders, local governments, and businesses. Click here for tickets.
Complete Streets Project Award
City of Vista, South Santa Fe Streetscape Project
City of San Diego, University Ave, Complete Streets Project
City of La Mesa & Snipes-Dye Asscoiates, Downtown Village Streetscape
City of National City & Kimley-Hown, A Avenue Green Street Project
Civic San Diego & Chen Ryan Associates, Downtown Mobility Plan
Cubic Transportation Systems Connectivity Award
SANDAG & Kimley-Horn, Blue Line Trolley Renewal
City of Encinitas & Schmidt Design Group, Santa Fe Pedestrian Undercrossing
Civic San Diego & MIG, 14th Street Promenade
City of Chula Vista & Rick Engineering, H Street Extension
City of La Mesa & KTU+A, Urban Trails Mobility Action Plan
City of Del Mar, River Path Del Mar
Groundwork San Diego
SDG&E Local Hero Award
Healthy Community Award
City of Chula Vista, Healthy Chula Vista Initiative
The Corky McMillin Companies, Liberty Station
City of San Diego, Vision Zero Strategic Plan
City of National City & Kimley-Horn, Paradise Creek Educational Park Urban Greening Project
North Park Planning Committee, North Park Community Plan Update
SD Bike Commuter Program
Smart Growth Award
Community Housing Works, North Santa Fe Apartments
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation & BNIM, Town Center Master Plan
SAN DIEGO (September 16, 2016) – The City Auditor released a report yesterday outlining 18 recommendations the City can take to improve pedestrian safety and help save lives.
The report comes on the heels of four pedestrian injuries and deaths in the last five weeks due to hit and runs and exposes a deadly trend. Between 2001 and 2015, 270 people were killed by cars while walking and more than 8,000 were injured. Numbers were especially high in 2013-2015 with almost 2,000 involved in crashes and 66 left dead.Read more
Press Release: Fatal Hit and Run on Linda Vista Road highlights the need for Vision Zero in San Diego
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.
Save the date!
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.
Chula Vista Elementary School District director shares how a culture of walking has taken off at the District.
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.Read more
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]
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]
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.
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/placeforplacemakingRead more