Letter: SUPPORT for $50 million for discounted transit pass program for low-income students

Circulate San Diego signed on to a letter to Assemblymember Richard Bloom in support of a discounted transit pass program for low-income students. A student transit pass program is also key to “growing” transit riders and to cultivating a transit-oriented culture among young people: If riding transit is made easy and affordable for students to take to school and to work they are likely to begin making decisions about where to live and get a job based on the proximity of transit, which will in turn help promote the land use and development patterns that will support even greater transit use, and reductions in traffic and GHG emissions.

Read our letter here [PDF].


Letter: Assembly Bill 3119 (Gonzalez Fletcher) - Support

Circulate San Diego submitted a letter in support for AB 3119 (Gonzalez Fletcher), which creates a special committee to create a mobility and sustainability plan for the San Diego International Airport. It’s time for all the stakeholders — the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, the Port of San Diego, SANDAG, MTS, NCTD, and the City and County of San Diego to work together to craft a viable solution to facilitating multimodal access to and from the airport. Therefore, we fully support AB 3119.

Read our letter here [PDF].


Letter: Sharing of Rides in Autonomous Vehicles – PUC Proposed Decision Authorizing a Pilot Test Program for Autonomous Vehicle Passenger Service

Today Circulate submitted a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission on the Proposed Decision Authorizing a Pilot Test Program for Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Passenger Service. The potential of AVs to expand ridesharing and reduce the need for car ownership is a critical factor in California’s ability to meet its aggressive climate and air quality goals. The PUC’s proposed ban on shared rides during AV testing unfortunately runs counter to this goal and risks undermining an important opportunity to reduce carbon emissions.

Read our letter here [PDF].


Press Release: Circulate San Diego publishes report on how the Metropolitan Transit System can transform empty parking lots into affordable homes

Contact: Colin Parent

(858) 442-7374

cparent@circulatesd.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 25, 2018

Circulate San Diego publishes report on how the Metropolitan Transit System can transform empty parking lots into affordable homes

Transportation and land use think tank Circulate San Diego published a major report today on how the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) can transform its underutilized parking lots into affordable homes.

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Report: Real Opportunity

Cover_Photo_-_FINAL.jpgToday we are proud to release our latest policy report “Real Opportunity.” The report details that the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) owns substantial under-utilized properties, which present an opportunity for the agency to leverage those assets to build affordable homes, catalyze economic development, and to address climate change.

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Letter: Support for Amendments to the Land Development Code Related to Placemaking

Circulate sent a letter to San Diego Councilmembers in support of placemaking. Amendments to the Land Development Code that will allow for many placemaking projects to occur through a streamlined process are being brought to the City Council on April 17th, 2018. 

Read our letter of support here [PDF].


Letter: Development of Efficient People-Moving Transportation Scenarios for the 2019 Regional Plan

Circulate San Diego sent a letter to SANDAG requesting that the SANDAG board direct staff to prepare Efficient People-Moving Transportation Network Scenarios that advance transit more effectively than the existing 2015 Regional Plan. The SANDAG board should direct staff to prioritize advancing certain high-performing transit projects as a part of any Efficient People-Moving Scenario. Circulate San Diego’s proposed priority projects include: 

(a) Increasing frequency and service enhancements for all three Trolley lines
(b) Planning phase for the Purple Trolley line
(c) Upgrading existing successful bus lines into high quality Rapid lines

Read the letter here [PDF].


Blog: Breakthrough for Vision Zero and the Fatal 15

Author's Note: This week was big week for Vision Zero. Please help celebrate our progress and become a member of Circulate San Diego. We need your help to power our organization on to the next victory for Vision Zero.

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This week we saw a major breakthrough for our Vision Zero campaign to end traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

Circulate San Diego announced on Wednesday that the City of San Diego is committing to fixing all of the “Fatal 15,” the City’s 15 most dangerous intersections by the end of the coming fiscal year. This is the largest commitment yet by San Diego to target funding for Vision Zero, and to make safety improvements where lives are most at risk.

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Press Release: Circulate San Diego Joins City of San Diego For Announcement of Vision Zero Improvements at Fatal 15 Intersections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Maya Rosas, Director of Policy

310-804-5256 | mrosas@circulatesd.org

Press Release: Circulate San Diego Joins City of San Diego For Announcement of Vision Zero Improvements at Fatal 15 Intersections

SAN DIEGO (April 11th, 2018) – Circulate San Diego joined the City of San Diego in announcing their commitment to saving lives by fixing the Fatal Fifteen, the most dangerous intersections in San Diego, in the upcoming fiscal year. This is an important step in implementing Vision Zero and prioritizing safety in the transportation budget.

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