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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Circulator- April 22nd


Circulator- April 8th

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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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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