Circulator - July 15th

Growing Support to Complete the Gap in Hillcrest
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One year ago, 60+ bicycle and community advocates filed into the SANDAG Board Room to pledge support for a proposed protected bikeway on University Avenue in the heart of Hillcrest. Speaker after speaker testified about their discomfort riding the corridor because of feeling unsafe or a fear to even approach the corridor on a bicycle. A continuous protected bikeway would not only make them feel safe, it would encourage more people to bike. Some spoke in opposition to the project but the resounding majority were there to support.

Fast forward a year and ... Read the entire blog post here.

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Circulator - July 1st

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We are excited to announce the call for nominations for Circulate San Diego’s 2016 Momentum Awards. These awards honor the people and projects that support forward-thinking multi-modal transportation choices and healthy communities in the San Diego region. Submissions are due by July 15, 2016. Award categories are:

Star_Only.jpgCitizens Award

Star_Only.jpgHealthy Community Award

Star_Only.jpgLocal Hero Award

Star_Only.jpgComplete Streets Project Award

Star_Only.jpgConnectivity Project Award

Star_Only.jpgSmart Growth Award

Do you know of a person or project that deserves a Momentum Award? To submit a nomination, please click here.

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Circulator - June 17th

Policy Letter: Commitments to advancing transit in SANDAG’s 2016 ballot measure

Circulate San Diego issued a letter with recommendations for how to provide certainty for advancing transit in SANDAG’s proposed 2016 ballot measure. We believe that the measure can be further improved by providing a reasonable time frame to complete the remaining transit projects listed in the measure’s Priority Corridors program.

The most recent draft langue discussed at the June 10, 2016 board meeting provides clarity and certainty for when SANDAG’s measure would distribute active transportation funding and finance trolley service enhancements. KPBS reported on the progress at the board meeting, where the board contemplated committing to earlier funding for public transit and biking projects.

Read the letter here (PDF).


 

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Circulator- June 4th

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We are excited to announce the call for nominations for Circulate San Diego’s 2016 Momentum Awards. These awards honor the people, projects, and places that support forward-thinking multi-modal transportation choices and healthy communities in the San Diego region. Submissions are due by July 15, 2016. Award categories are:

Star_Only.jpgCitizens Award

Star_Only.jpgHealthy Community Award

Star_Only.jpgLocal Hero Award

Star_Only.jpgComplete Streets Project Award

Star_Only.jpgConnectivity Project Award

Star_Only.jpgSmart Growth Award


Do you know of a person or project that deserves a Momentum Award? To submit a nomination, please click here.


 

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Circulator- May 20th

Shifting Gears in Transportation - San Diego's Conversation on SB 743 Continues

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Last week Circulate San Diego co-hosted a workshop on the implementation of SB 743 with Caltrans, the City of San Diego, and local chapters of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Planning Association, Women in Transportation, and the Association of Environmental Professionals.

Traffic engineers, planners, CEQA professionals, and complete streets advocates came together last week to usher in a new era for transportation in the San Diego region. Under the rubric of Senate Bill 743, the conversation focused on upcoming changes to transportation analyses, planning and implementation imposed by the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage smart growth development.

Learn more about the workshop by reading the entire blog post here.


 

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Circulator- May 6th

Circulate Releases New Report on Parking

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Circulate San Diego has just released our new report on Parking in San Diego. Read the entire report here

Circulate San Diego recently launched our #PlanDiego initiative, dedicated to research and advocacy for sustainable land use policy in the region. In the coming months, we will release a series of short reports identifying major barriers to transit oriented development in the City of San Diego. These reports will be followed by a more comprehensive document identifying specific solutions we are encouraging the City to adopt to make transit oriented development more economical, affordable, and environmentally sustainable.

This report begins our exploration of barriers to transit-oriented development by examining San Diego’s current parking regulations.

Download here [PDF]


 

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MOVE Alliance Certifies Two Urban Infill Projects in East County
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Developments will increase mobility and amenities in El Cajon and La Mesa

SAN DIEGO (March 21., 2016)-­‐-­‐-­The MOVE Alliance is pleased to announce the certification of two urban infill projects in the cities of El Cajon and La Mesa. Both are infill, smart growth projects which will improve the pedestrian streetscape environment and are near high-quality transit.

“These projects demonstrate the potential for turning an under-utilized lot into compact, affordable housing that encourage residents to take transit and ride bikes rather than to use other vehicles,” said Jim Stone, Executive Director of Circulate San Diego, the parent organization of MOVE Alliance.

Read the full press release here

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Circulator- March 25th

Walk to Work Day is April 1
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Join us and Councilmember Todd Gloria Friday, April 1, 2016 to take a few steps towards making life better in San Diego. It’s International Walk to Work Day and we’re inviting you to walk with us downtown or make your own commute to work (or part of it) on foot. It will give you more energy than a cup of coffee, maybe you’ll make a few new friends along the way, and you’ll be helping us send an important message about traffic safety and San Diego’s Vision Zero Initiative.

Circulate San Diego and a diverse group of transportation, business and community groups believe that any loss of life on our City's streets is unacceptable. That’s why San Diego should take action to reach its ambitious but attainable goal: Reduce all traffic fatalities to zero by 2025, Vision Zero.

Read more and RSVP here!


 

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Special Circulator-Support Our Efforts to Improve the Compass Card

Circulate San Diego is committed to making public transit safer and more accessible for all.

Every day our staff puts a tremendous amount of effort into this, and yes, we need your financial support. Please give if you can.

We also rely on your help as civically involved residents.

  • On February 29thKPBS published a story revealing that transit riders were at risk of credit card fraud.
  • Two days later, Circulate San Diego launched an online tool for San Diegans lend their voice to improving the Compass Card. (You can still use it!)
  • Your emails brought two MTS board members together to host a press conference and release a letter calling on MTS for action.
  • This weekend, the Union Tribute editorial page endorsed Circulate San Diego’s call to improve the Compass Card.
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