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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Press Release: Circulate San Diego Awards Certification to the 6th & Olive Mixed-Use Project in Bankers Hill

August 7, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Maya Rosas, Director of Policy
310-804-5256 | mrosas@circulatesd.org

Circulate San Diego Awards Certification to the 6th & Olive Mixed-Use Project in Bankers Hill

SAN DIEGO (August 7, 2018) – Circulate San Diego, the leading land use and transportation think tank in the region, awarded its smart growth certification, the Circulate Mobility Certification, to the 6th & Olive mixed-use project from Greystar.

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Letter: June 2018 Draft Interim Guidance: Determining CEQA significance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Projects on the State Highway System

Circulate San Diego signed on to a letter to Caltrans in support of adopting guidance on determining CEQA significance for greenhouse gas emissions for projects on the state highway system. The letter recommends that Caltrans adopt guidance to analyze induced travel demand, proactively publicize and invite public participation in creation of guidance documents, and align the threshold of significance with California's existing climate policy by replacing the proposed threshold with "net zero increase in VMT." 

Read the letter [PDF].



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