Media Advisory - Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates Call on MTS to Update Policy to Develop Empty Parking Lots Into Affordable Homes

MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Colin Parent

(858) 442-7374

cparent@circulatesd.org

Press Conference: Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates Call on MTS to Update Policy to Develop Empty Parking Lots Into Affordable Homes

Circulate San Diego will host a press conference with affordable housing advocates on Thursday morning to call on the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) to update its joint development policy to allow their under-utilized parking lots to be developed into affordable homes.         

When: Thursday, September 20th, 8:15 AM

Where: 12th and Imperial Station Plaza, 1255 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

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Letter: Recommendations for Local Governments Regulating Dockless Mobility

Circulate San Diego has written a letter that outlines our recommendations for any local jurisdiction considering regulating dockless mobility. This letter reflects our strong belief that dockless technology should be embraced and can support our longstanding goal to provide more transportation choices. Circulate supports thoughtful regulations that encourage the availability and use of dockless vehicles. 

Read the letter here [PDF].



Letter: SB 1072 (Support)

Circulate San Diego wrote a letter urging Governor Brown to support SB 1072 (Leyva). SB 1072 seeks to establish regional climate collaboratives, as well as technical assistance policies, to enhance local capacity of urban and rural community groups, businesses and cities to apply, compete, and be awarded climate funding.

Read the letter here [PDF]. 


Letter: Staff Proposals to Revise MTS Board Policy 18

Circulate San Diego wrote a letter to the Metropolitan Transit System reiterating recommendations from "Real Opportunity," Circulate's major report outlining how MTS can transform empty parking lots into affordable homes and specifically addressing staff's proposals for revising MTS Board Policy 18.

Read the letter [PDF].


Comment Letter: Airport Development Plan DEIR

Today, Circulate San Diego submitted a comment letter on the San Diego International Airport Development Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report. We recommend that the EIR be re-circulated after including additional transportation alternatives to reduce traffic and improve transit connections. The Airport should work collaboratively with relevant public agencies like MTS, SANDAG, the Port of San Diego, and the City of San Diego to improve transportation connections and optimize public transit, including a rail connection, to the Airport.

Read our letter here [PDF].



Letter: Support for Phase II Preliminary Design for Lomas Santa Fe Corridor Improvement Project

Circulate San Diego sent a letter of support to the City of Solana Beach for the roundabout option, as part of the Phase II preliminary design for Lomas Santa Fe Corridor Improvement Project. This option would provide greater traffic-calming changes, resulting in safer conditions for community members to walk or bike on this major east-west corridor in Solana Beach.

Read the letter of support [PDF].



Construction 101

Construction is a necessary evil for developers, public contractors, local governments, and anyone who lives or works near construction sites like the Mid-Coast Trolley sites through University City. Disruptive and noisy with visual, air and noise pollution to mitigate, they are generally a strenuous period for residents, business owners, and city staff altogether.

Construction phases are an untapped opportunity to build public support for infrastructure and development in San Diego. Through ongoing community engagement, information sharing, and public art, construction sites can be animated and adorned to alleviate the inconveniences they cause for local communities. Here are examples of ways to mitigate construction on the public right-of-way.

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