Policy Letter: Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Report for SANDAG's 2015 Draft Regional Plan

Summary of Letter:

SANDAG has the authority to advance transit and active transportation projects on a more accelerated schedule than what is called for by the 2015 Draft Regional Plan (“the Plan”), and in a manner that is consistent with the TransNet Extension Ordinance approved by voters in 2004.

However, none of the more transit-friendly alternatives analyzed by SANDAG are financially feasible to implement.

The failure of the DEIR to consider even one financially feasible alternative does not satisfy the two core functions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), to ensure informed decision making by the SANDAG Board, and to foster public participation. SANDAG’s DEIR is therefore insufficient and invalid under California law.

Click here to read the comment letter [PDF].


The Inner Circle: Maya Rosas, Policy Assistant

The Inner Circle is a series of profiles of the Circulate San Diego staff where you will get to know the creative, interesting, and talented people who make the wheels turn at Circulate. 

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Circulate in the News: San Diego Launches Vision Zero

On Monday, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined Mayor Pro Tem Marti Emerald, Council Member Mark Kersey, Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, and Circulate San Diego to announce their support of developing a strategy in the City of San Diego to reach zero traffic deaths, Vision Zero. The announcement was made at the same time Circulate San Diego released a report outlining a strategy to end traffic deaths by 2025.

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Report: Vision Zero San Diego

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As San Diego’s population grows, more people are walking, bicycling, and driving on our streets. Along with this growth comes the need for a commitment to road safety for all San Diegans.

The City has worked hard to bring safety to San Diego’s neighborhoods by addressing crime, repairing infrastructure, and restoring much needed services. These efforts have proven successful as San Diego has one of the lowest crime rates among other cities of its size. streets. Along with this growth comes the need for a commitment to road safety for all San Diegans.

Read the complete report here: http://circulatesd.nationbuilder.com/visionzerosd.


Report: Water-Infill: A Key Strategy for Water in San Diego

Introduction:

Cover_Photo.jpgSan Diego faces a continuing challenge for adequate water supply and water quality. Infill development provides a useful tool for the region to safeguard water supplies and ensure continuing water quality.

Infill development, consistent with General Plans for both the City and County of San Diego, can provide relief from the combination of drought susceptibility, deteriorating water infrastructure, and population growth.

The complete report is available online, including fact sheets and sample presentation sides that can be used during the project entitlement process: http://circulatesd.nationbuilder.com/waterinfill.


Letter: Comments on SANDAG's Transit Oriented Development Strategy, May 7th

Comments from Circulate San Diego on the development of SANDAG's Transit Oriented Development Strategy. [PDF]


Policy Letter: Alternatives for SANDAG’s Environmental Analysis for San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan

Letter from Circulate San Diego, the San Diego Housing Federation, and the American Lung Association in California asking for alternatives for SANDAG’s environmental analysis for San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan. [PDF]


Policy Letter: Letter to SANDAG regarding TOD Forum

Letter to SANDAG regarding its January 2015 TOD forum, encouraging discussion about a robust and meaningful TOD Policy. [PDF]


Policy Letter: Response to SANDAG model of transit acceleration scenario.

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]


Publication: Walkability Checklist

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Download our walkability guide and checklist to learn about the 5 ingredients of a walkable community and whether your street or neighborhood is walkable.

Click here to download the checklist [PDF]. (Versión en Español)                                                                                    

 



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