Circulate San Diego provided comments in response to SANDAG's modeling of an Accelerated Network for the 2015 Regional Plan, which shows clear advantages to the Preferred Network. [PDF]
La Mesa Safe Routes Guide is a rich and comprehensive guide for Safe Routes to School. This guide provides an overview of the La Mesa Walk N Roll Safe Routes to School Project WalkSanDiego (Circulate San Diego's predecessor organization) implemented for the City of La Mesa. Additionally, this guide is designed to be a resource for new or expanding programs. It is full of helpful resources and examples, and decriptions of how program components were conducted within this project. Also, it provides details on how to incorporate an intergenerational component to an existing Safe Routes to School Program.
We created the Regional Walk Scorecard to raise awareness of policies and funding decisions that impact walkability, and to create healthy competition among cities to champion walk-friendly policies and facilities. WalkSanDiego issued the first Walk Scorecard in 2012, in which we recognized National City as the top-ranked jurisdiction.
For this second edition of the Regional Walk Scorecard, special emphasis was given to on-the-ground pedestrian safety improvements. This change was made in direct response to feedback we received following our last effort. This year, we’ve counted crossing improvements at intersections, safer amenities around schools, and the use of innovative treatments such as mid-block crossings and lighting, and signals recently approved by the state to draw more attention to the presence of pedestrians along streets and at crossings.
Imperial Beach: Let's Move Together! is a 2013 report that provides an overview of the project process and includes recommendations to enhance walkability in the City of Imperial Beach around schools. The project was funded by a Community-Based Transportation Planning Grant thorugh CalTrans.
From Policy to Pavement: Implementing Complete Streets in the San Diego Region promotes the implementation of Complete Streets by sharing best practices, examining the legal context for policies, and most importantly, offering a Toolbox for greater implementation. Through collaboration with San Diego APA in the San Diego Complete Streets Task Force, WalkSanDiego (Circulate San Diego's predecessor organization) prepared the paper to promote Complete Streets, encourage dialogue and recognize innovative projects in the San Diego region.
San Ysidro Walks & Wheels to School SRTS Final Plan is a 2012 report that provides an overview of the Safe Routes to School pilot project done in San Ysidro around two schools. This report includes recommendations to enhance walkability around those two schools. The project was funded by the County of San Diego's Health and Human Services Administration Healthy Works Program.
Seniors, Sidewalks, and the Centennial is a 2012 report that provides recommendations to enhance walkability in the City of Chula Vista for senior citizens. The project was funded by the County of San Diego's Health and Human Services Administration Healthy Works Program.
Like most Americans, San Diegans are increasingly demanding safe and attractive walking conditions, or what we in the livable communities movement call “walkability.” Walkability is something we can feel more than measure. Yet, increasingly, San Diegans recognize improved walkability as a way to improve health, increase the economic vitality of neighborhoods, and conserve natural resources. New tools are emerging to quantify the walkability of streets, neighborhoods, and cities. This report measures, for the first time, the extent to which cities in the San Diego region are responding to the call for more walkable neighborhoods.
WalkSanDiego (one of Circulate San Diego's predecessor organizations) created the Regional Walk Scorecard as a customized tool to measure walkability among the 18 cities in the San Diego region, to raise awareness of policies and funding decisions that impact walkability, and to create healthy competition among cities to champion walk-friendly policies and infrastructure.