Circulator- March 11th

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Circulate San Diego has just released our new report on implementing SB 743. Read the entire report here

In 2013, California adopted SB 743, a landmark transportation impact law that holds the promise to rethink how transportation and communities are shaped. The Complete Streets Task Force, composed of Circulate San Diego, American Planning Association (APA)-San Diego Chapter, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)-San Diego Section, and others, offer this new report [PDF] for consideration.


 

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#PlanDiego Launch, La Mesa Urban Trails, Policy Letter, Walk to Work Day, Creative Placemaking Guide, Uptown Planners Board Election

Launch Party for #PlanDiego
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You are cordially invited to join Circulate San Diego to celebrate our 2nd anniversary with the launch of #PlanDiego. 

Great cities don’t just happen, they’re planned. On March 10, 2016 we are launching #PlanDiego, a region-wide initiative to make planning and land use smarter, more inclusive, and fun! Circulate San Diego will be releasing a series of position papers, hosting panel discussions, and organizing community events to elevate the discussion of planning and land use throughout the San Diego region over the coming year.

Wine and refreshments will be served.

Our launch event will be on the evening of March 10, 2016, at a rooftop open-house at the Circulate San Diego downtown office, 1111 6th Ave., 92101.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Jim Stone, jstone@circulatesd.org.

To volunteer for the planning of the event, contact Colin Parent, cparent@circulatesd.org

To RSVP visit the event page here.


 

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Circulator- #PlanDiego Launch, New Website, VZ Press Conf Recap, Mobility Plan Workshop, Community Planning Group, Volunteer Spotlight

Launch Party for #PlanDiego

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You are cordially invited to join Circulate San Diego to celebrate our 2nd anniversary with the launch of #PlanDiego. 

Great cities don’t just happen, they’re planned. On March 10, 2016 we are launching #PlanDiego, a region-wide initiative to make planning and land use smarter, more inclusive, and fun! Circulate San Diego will be releasing a series of position papers, hosting panel discussions, and organizing community events to elevate the discussion of planning and land use throughout the San Diego region over the coming year.

Wine and refreshments will be served.

Our launch event will be on the evening of March 10, 2016, at a rooftop open-house at the Circulate San Diego downtown office, 1111 6th Ave., 92101.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Jim Stone, jstone@circulatesd.org.

To volunteer for the planning of the event, contact Colin Parent, cparent@circulatesd.org

To RSVP visit the event page here.


 

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Circulator- Happy Holidays, New Staff, Congratulations to MOVE Alliance Projects

Happy Holidays from the Circulate San Diego Staff
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The staff at Circulate San Diego would like to wish everyone a safe and healthy Holiday Season. Remember to stay active and  travel safely during the bustle of the holidays.

Happy Holidays!

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Circulator- Vision Zero, Connect La Mesa, Momentum Awards

#VisionZero Resolution Goes to City Council
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After unanimous approval from the Infrastructure Committee last month, the #VisionZero Resolution is going to City Council next Tuesday, October 27.  

Thank you to Councilmember Mark Kersey for moving this forward. If approved, the Council will adopt a goal of eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries in San Diego by 2025. Initial steps will be to form a Vision Zero Task Force and create an action plan for reaching the goal of zero traffic deaths. 

Attend the Council hearing to speak in support of safe streets.

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Circulator: SANDAG Vote, Regional Walk Day, Momentum Awards, Vision Zero Resolution

SANDAG Approves Flawed Regional Plan, But Hope Remains
 

Unfortunately, today the SANDAG Board voted to approve a flawed Regional Plan, the work continues. SANDAG is currently preparing a regional "Quality of Life" measure that may give voters an opportunity to fund acceleration of transit and active transportation projects.

SANDAG’s Regional Plan assumes a Quality of Life measure that generates a 1/4 cent sales tax over a 30 year period. Yet, SANDAG is currently contemplating a 1/2 cent sales tax over a 40 year period–more than twice the Quality of Life revenue contemplated by the Draft 2015 Regional Plan.

With additional resources, SANDAG will have substantially more funding flexibility to advance transit and active transportation projects into earlier periods of the region’s transportation plan. If the Regional Plan represents what SANDAG is willing to do today, Quality of Life should represent our aspirations for tomorrow.

Check out our Op-Ed in the Voice of San Diego to learn more about our position on the Regional Plan.

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Circulator: Make a Nomination for the Momentum Awards!

We all like to be recognized for a job well done, right? I’m writing to ask for your help in recognizing the people and projects in the San Diego region that are improving our quality of life by advancing forward-thinking multi-modal transportation choices, better connectivity, and vibrant, healthy communities.

Our Momentum Awards have been created to shine a light on efforts to promote excellent mobility choices, great neighborhoods, connected communities, and sustainable development. How can you help?

Nominate a person, city, organization, or project so that we can honor their accomplishments and raise awareness of the great work that is making the San Diego region a better place to live, work, learn, and play. The nomination process is easy. To download the one-page nomination form, please click here. Nominations are due by 5:00 pm on September 14, 2015.

On Wednesday, October 21 the winners will be announced at our 2015 Momentum Awards Gala and Reception. We hope you will join us that evening to celebrate the winners and the nominees. For tickets, please click here.

Thanks for your ongoing support. I hope to see you at our Momentum Awards celebration on October 21!


Executive Director
http://www.circulatesd.org/


Circulator: #VisionZero Walk: El Cajon Blvd, 40 Under 40 & New MOVE Alliance Endorsement

RSVP #VisionZero Walk:
El Cajon Boulevard (8/21)
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Walk and talk #VisionZero on Friday, 8/21 with Circulate and its Vision Zero partner El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association on El Cajon Blvd during the BLVD Market, a monthly outdoor pop-up foodie market organized by the Boulevard BIA. We'll walk on El Cajon Boulevard, a Vision Zero corridor, talk about how to make El Cajon Blvd more walkable and bikeable, and hear from business owners about the importance of safe streets. Join us!

When: Friday, August 21, 6pm
Where: The BLVD Market, 2855 El Cajon Blvd
RSVP Here

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The Inner Circle, SANDAG's TOD Strategy, Circulate in the News

The Inner Circle:
Michelle Luellen, Project Coordinator
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During Michelle Luellen's first year working at Circulate San Diego, she has done everything from conducting community walks in Spanish to co-authoring a strategic planning report for the organization. As a Project Coordinator, Michelle's work includes promoting walking and biking from Chula Vista to Carlsbad while also writing Safe Routes to School outreach and activity plans for San Ysidro and Lemon Grove. Read about Michelle's contribution to Circulate here.

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Circulator: New Report on TransNet, The Toll of Unsafe Streets, #VisionZero Bike Ride

Circulate Releases TransNet Today:

Report on SANDAG's Flexibility to Advance Transit

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On Wednesday, Circulate San Diego released a groundbreaking report titled TransNet Today, which details the significant funding flexibility that SANDAG has to advance public transportation construction in the San Diego region. The report is available on our mobile-friendly website or as a pdf.

TransNet Today identifies the tools that SANDAG can use to implement the TransNet Ordinance, and leverage other state and federal funding sources to develop a regional transportation network that will help San Diego meet its long-term climate goals while improving the transit experience for more than 95 million passenger trips per year.

Along with TransNet Today, Circulate San Diego simultaneously released two formal letters responding to SANDAG’s draft Regional Plan:

  • Environmental Analysis Comment Letter: Circulate San Diego’s comment letter explains why SANDAG’s draft environmental analysis for their Regional Plan fails to analyze feasible alternatives that are consistent with SANDAG’s flexibility to implement TransNet, as outlined in Transnet Today. 
  • Regional Plan Comment Letter: Circulate San Diego’s letter regarding the Regional Plan requests that SANDAG advance transit and active transportation projects, without amending TransNet, as TransNet Today explains can be done.
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