Circulator February 10

Check out the featured articles in this week's Circulator.

  1. Fatal 15 campaign urges city to fix dangerous intersections

  2. RSVP for training on How to Join Your Community Planning Group

  3. The San Diego Architecture Foundation needs volunteers for OH! San Diego

  4. Circulate joins coalition in asking state officials for better transportation funding

  5. SANDAG Revelations

Fatal 15 campaign urges city to fix dangerous intersections

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Pedestrians being forced to walk in the street to get around a car on 6th & Broadway.

Crossing the street is an everyday activity for most San Diegans, but too often it’s also one of the most dangerous things they’ll do all day.

Sixty percent of pedestrian crashes in San Diego occur at intersections, and among these, repeat crashes occur at the same intersections time and time again. A report released last year by the Office of the City Auditor found that “Many intersections with the highest rates of crashes, injuries, and fatalities have not been modernized to improve pedestrian safety and generally continue to experience crashes.”

In response, Circulate San Diego and its coalition of partner organizations are launching “The Fatal Fifteen,” an initiative to urge the city to fund safe and affordable infrastructure at the 15 most dangerous intersections in the city. To learn more about this campaign, please click here.


RSVP for training on How to Join Your Community Planning Group

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Join Circulate San Diego and our partners for a panel and discussion on how residents of the City of San Diego can serve on their local community planning groups.

Community planning groups are an important mechanism for determining how San Diego will grow and develop. Circulate San Diego is encouraging a diverse group of committed San Diegans to participate in the City’s community planning groups.

Panelists will speak on:

• The value they get out of serving on a community planning group,
• Tips for how to get elected to a planning group, and
• Views on the role planning groups play in San Diego’s growth and development.

To learn more and to RSVP, click here.


The San Diego Architecture Foundation needs volunteers for OH! San Diego

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Be a part of the international Open House movement! Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26

Team up with other design enthusiasts and become a volunteer for the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s newest program, Open House (OH!) San Diego.

OH! San Diego gives San Diegans a brand new (and free) opportunity to learn and interact with our city through rare behind-the-scenes access to its most iconic buildings and sites. By volunteering on the day of the event, you will meet new people with similar interests, learn more about our city and will play a part in promoting great design in San Diego.

By joining with New York and Chicago, San Diego proudly becomes only the third city in the United States to have the Open House program. Worldwide, there are thirty-seven Open House cities, reaching over 1 million people each year with their programs.

Review a detailed "FAQ" that should answer any questions you have about volunteering on the day of the event. Then sign up by filling out the online form. Please submit by February 22 to ensure your placement this year as a volunteer. An overview about OH! San Diego provides more information. The volunteer orientation is being planned for the week on February 27.

Any questions, please email maxine@sdarchitecture.org. Your volunteer participation is vital to making Open House San Diego happen and is greatly appreciated. Please join SDAF, our partners and dedicated directors and committee members in making Open House San Diego a spectacular success!


Circulate joins coalition in asking state officials for better transportation funding

Last week we joined a group of 81 organizations from all over California in writing a letter to State Senator Jim Beall, Chairman of the Senate Transportation & Housing Committee, asking for better state funding for transportation. To read the letter, click here.


SANDAG Revelations

Recent revelations about  SANDAG’s revenue projections, first reported by Voice of San Diego's Andrew Keatts, and later expanded upon by Joshua Emerson Smith of The San Diego Union-Tribune are raising more questions about the viability of the region’s transportation plan. Circulate is urging SANDAG to prioritize funding for transit and active transportation as it considers available options.

 


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