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].

Letter: Comments on the 15-Day Revisions to the State CEQA Guidelines on the Evaluation of Transportation Impacts

Circulate San Diego signed on to a letter with recommendations for the 15-day revisions to the CEQA guidelines for evaluation of transportation impacts. We support the expedient completion of these guidelines so Californians can enjoy the benefits of a cleaner, healthier and safe environment. The revisions have the potential to transform the planning processes and development decisions that will help create safe, healthy, walkable and equitable neighborhoods for people of all ages, incomes and abilities.

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Live Well San Diego Annual Report 2018: Circulate San Diego's Success Stories

Recently, the County of San Diego began compiling success stories from its Live Well partners to create the new 2017-2018 Live Well Report. This report highlights how Live Well partners have contributed to the following 5 areas of influence: health, knowledge, standard of living, community, and social.  As a Live Well partner, Circulate San Diego has contributed towards those areas of influence, in particular to community, which aims to create clean and safe neighborhoods. To take a look at the 2016-2017 Live Well San Diego Partners Report, click here.

Below is a summary of some of our programs that have made a great impact on communities across the San Diego region this past year (2017-2018):

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Press Release: Circulate San Diego Awards New Projects and Re-Launches Sustainable Growth Certification

July 10th, 2018


Contact: Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel

858-442-7374 | cparent@circulatesd.org

Circulate San Diego Awards New Projects and Re-Launches Sustainable Growth Certification

SAN DIEGO (July 3rd, 2018) – Circulate San Diego, the leading land use and transportation think tank in the region, is launching a new “Circulate Mobility Certification” for smart growth development proposals.

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Nonprofit of the Year 2018

We are proud to share that Circulate San Diego was named nonprofit of the year by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez for the 80th Assembly District.

Assemblymember Gonzalez has been a major change agent in the region for transportation. She led the effort to reform SANDAG and the Metropolitan Transit System boards with her groundbreaking bill AB 805. Gonzalez also co-authored AB 744 which reduced parking minimums for bonus projects that include on-site affordable homes.

Please help us celebrate the recognition from Assemblymember Gonzalez by making a contribution to Circulate San Diego: http://www.circulatesd.org/donate.

Her award recognizes that Circulate San Diego is another agent of change in the region. We are successfully pushing for more crosswalks to achieve Vision Zero, affordable development on public lands, and for democracy and equity in community planning.

Donate to Circulate Today!

Thank you for your support. With your help, we can make San Diego more affordable, economically vibrant, and safer for the environment.



Colin Parent
Executive Director and General Counsel
Circulate San Diego

Press Release: Hit and Run Seriously Injures Woman in Crosswalk


Media Contact:

Maya Rosas

Cell: 310-804-5256


Hit and Run Seriously Injures Woman in Crosswalk

SAN DIEGO (July 3rd, 2018) – A 33-year-old woman crossing the street at the intersection of 47th Street and T Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood was struck in a hit and run yesterday.  At 1:00 P.M, the driver ran a red light and hit the woman in the crosswalk according to the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log.

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Use transit to attend San Diego’s Families Belong Together March

This Saturday, many San Diegans will be traveling Downtown to participate in the Families Belong Together march, in opposition the separation of children from their parents at the U.S./Mexico Border and other ports of entry.

This page provides information for individuals who wish to use transit to attend the protest.

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