Circulate San Diego Adapts Programs Work for Digital Engagement

Like many of you, Circulate San Diego has been operating remotely for the past few weeks. Staff have adjusted nicely to 0.0 mile commutes, Zoom meetings, and virtual happy hours. We’re proactively adapting the way we implement our programs to meet the needs of our partners, provide quality education and safety resources to the community, and advocate for safe streets.

We'd like to share a few updates on how our team has been able to continue our mission-driven work through established and re-imagined approaches to public engagement.

Be Well!

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Video: COVID 19 and Transportation Sector Panel Discussion

On April 2nd, Circulate convened panelists with diverse transportation backgrounds to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the transportation sector in San Diego and nationally. Our Policy Director, Maya Rosas, moderated the discussion and panelist included:

  • David Bragdon, Executive Director, TransitCenter
  • Kathleen Ferrier, Policy Director, Councilmember Chris Ward
  • Clint Daniels, Senior Planning Manager, WSP
  • Sharon Cooney, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, MTS

We began the discussion by hearing about how transit agencies are being impacted by necessary social distancing guidelines and the $25 billion relief package recently passed by Congress. San Diego regional transit agencies will receive $314 million to continue operating while revenues have fallen steeply.

The panelists also discussed how the pandemic has changed travel patterns, resulting in more people walking and fewer people driving. Across San Diego, people are using their streets differently than before and many other cities have begun enacting changes to support social distancing requirements. 

Click below to watch our panel, COVID-19 and the Transportation Sector:



Press Release: Chula Vista City Council Adopts Vision Zero

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Maya Rosas
(310) 804-5256 | mrosas@circulatesd.org

Chula Vista City Council Adopts Vision Zero
Circulate San Diego Organizes Remote Public Participation Due to COVID-19
SAN DIEGO (March 18, 2020) – The City of Chula Vista City Council voted to adopt Vision Zero at its hearing last night (4-0 with Councilmember Steve Padilla absent). Vision Zero is the goal of ending all traffic fatalities and serious injuries for people walking, bicycling, driving, and any other form of transportation.
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Media Advisory: Chula Vista City Council to Vote on Adopting Vision Zero

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Media Contact: Maya Rosas

(310) 804-5256 | mrosas@circulatesd.org

Chula Vista City Council to Vote on Adopting Vision Zero

SAN DIEGO (March 17, 2020) – The City of Chula Vista City Council will consider adopting Vision Zero at its hearing today. Vision Zero is the goal of ending all traffic fatalities and serious injuries for people walking, bicycling, driving, and any other form of transportation. Circulate San Diego will be available throughout the day for in-person or phone interviews in English or Spanish.

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Submit Comments Online to Support Vision Zero in Chula Vista

The City of Chula Vista is voting on adopting a VIsion Zero resolution tomorrow, and now it's easy to participate from home! Instead of going in person to speak at public comment, you can submit public comment online, in fact, Chula Vista is encouraging it. 

Please submit a comment in support of Vision Zero! We support Chula Vista becoming a Vision Zero city, but their resolution needs to have a timeframe for accomplishing Vision Zero. We drafted some language below to make it easy for you to submit comments.

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Letter: AB 2062 (Support)

Today, Circulate San Diego submitted a letter in support of Assembly Bill 2062. Circulate supports this bill which would provide $5 million for SANDAG to conduct a study of higher speed and safety alternatives for the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor in the County of San Diego.

Erosion of the Del Mar Bluffs is an imminent issue and we must allocate funds to identify a long-term solution for the corridor.

Read the full letter here [PDF].


Press Release: Circulate San Diego Urges City to Reform Community Planning Groups and Provides Options for Compliance with State and Local Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Media Contact: Colin Parent

(619) 567-6856 - cparent@circulatesd.org

Circulate San Diego Urges City to Reform Community Planning Groups and Provides Options for Compliance with State and Local Laws

San Diego (March 5, 2020) – Today Circulate San Diego submitted a memorandum to the San Diego City Council that presents options for how they can reform Community Planning Groups.

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Memo: Options for the City Council on Community Planning Group Reform

Today, Circulate San Diego submitted a memorandum presenting options for how the City Council can reform Community Planning Groups, to comply with advice from the City Attorney.

While the Council has several options for how to proceed, the City Attorney has made clear that reform is required to meet the City’s legal obligations, and to ensure fairness and equity in the City’s decisionmaking. Not taking any action is not an option.

Read the full memorandum here [PDF].




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