Circulator - 10/04/2019

Check out this week's featured stories:

1. Announcing the nominees for the 2019 Momentum Awards!

2. New Report: Vision Zero in North County

3. Intro to Vision Zero Workshop in Chula Vista

4. We’ll be at Clean Air Day Tomorrow in Southeastern!

5. Assessing Pedestrian Improvements for Cortez Hill

6. BIG NEWS – MTS Issues Request for Proposals for Large Project Near Transit Station

7. Circulate SD Recognized with 2019  iCommute Diamond Award

Announcing the nominees for the 2019 Momentum Awards!

This week we were pleased to announce the 2019 nominees for the Circulate San Diego Momentum Awards.

The nominees are available to view online, and award winners will be announced at the Momentum Awards gala on October 24th.

Circulate San Diego’s Momentum Awards recognize the people and projects in the San Diego region that create excellent mobility choices and vibrant, healthy neighborhoods.

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Purchase a Ticket: http://www.circulatesd.org/gala2019


New Report: Vision Zero in North County

Circulate San Diego was joined by Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear, Vista Councilmember Corinna Contreras, and safe street supporters earlier this week to release a report detailing how North County cities can save lives by implementing Vision Zero strategies.

Circulate’s new report, “Vision Zero in North County: Eliminating Traffic Deaths in North County San Diego,” includes recommendations for how the North County cities of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Oceanside, Encinitas, and Solana Beach, Poway, Escondido, Vista, and San Marcos can prevent traffic fatalities and serious injuries on their streets. Crash data includes intersections and corridors with highest number of bicycle and pedestrian crashes and total crashes and deaths annually for each city from 2008 to 2018.

Check out the press coverage of our report in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Channel 10, and the Del Mar Times!


Intro to Vision Zero Workshop in Chula Vista

Want safer streets for walking and bicycling? What is Vision Zero? What can Chula Vista do?

Learn about best practices for making streets safe and share your thoughts on where improvements are needed at our Intro to Vision Zero workshop!

This workshop is co-hosted by the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association and is made possible by a grant from Kaiser Permanente.

When: October 07, 2019 at 6pm - 7:30pm
Where: Chula Vista Library - Civic Center Branch, 365 F St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
RSVP: http://www.circulatesd.org/intro_to_vision_zero_workshop


We’ll be at Clean Air Day Tomorrow in Southeastern!

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 5, 2019, Lyft and Circulate San Diego will host a scooter demonstration at Clean Air Day at First Saturdays. We will set up a scooter course aimed at teaching people how to safely ride motorized and non-motorized scooters.  Also, we’ll be sharing information about the Lyft Community Pass which is a low-income, discount program that costs $5 per month and includes unlimited 30-minute rides within the Lyft service area.

WHEN:
Saturday, October 5th from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

WHERE:
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Diego Encanto Branch
6785 Imperial Ave
San Diego, CA 92114-4317
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BIG NEWS – MTS Issues Request for Proposals for Large Project Near Transit Station

Last week, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) issued a big request for proposals (RFP) to develop its large lot located next to the 12th and Imperial Transit Center.

The RFP describes the project saying “MTS is seeking to identify qualified development teams with the vision, resources and expertise to promptly develop a large, contiguous, and highly visible, mixed-use residential, transit-oriented development on property owned by MTS in downtown San Diego.”

This RFP is a direct result of advocacy from Circulate San Diego. Our groundbreaking report “Real Opportunity,” called on MTS to transform its empty parking lots into affordable homes. 

Read about our impact on our blog


Assessing Pedestrian Improvements for Cortez Hill

 

Project Manager, Jana Schwartz, is working with the Downtown San Diego Partnership, the Cortez Hill Active Residents Group (CHARG), and residents of Cortez Hill to identify active transportation challenge areas in the neighborhood and propose recommendations for improvements.

Prior phases of the project have included an online community feedback survey and a walk audit through Cortez Hill to identify active transportation barriers and discuss initial recommendations ideas. On September 23rd, Circulate co-hosted a community feedback session to review findings from these activities and further refine preferred recommendations. Thank you to all who were able to attend and participate; valuable feedback was collected and documented.

The final deliverable will be a report, which will be used in pursuits to secure parking fund dollars to implement improvements. The report will be available in the upcoming months.

For more information about the project, check out this featured story by Fox 5 San Diego


Circulate SD Recognized with 2019  iCommute Diamond Award

Circulate SD was honored to be recognized as a Platinum Tier employer through SANDAG’s iCommute Program at the Diamond Awards Lunch on September 26. The program recognizes employers in the San Diego region who made strides to promote alternative commute choices in the workplace. Circulate is proud to offer an incentive for staff who choose to walk, bike, scooter, ferry, or take transit to work.

Diamond Award employers help people get to work while reducing traffic on the region’s roads, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and improving mobility.

If you’re an employer and interested in joining the iCommute Program, email iCommute@sandag.org


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