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:
Healthy Community Award
Local Hero Award
Complete Streets Project Award
Connectivity Project Award
Smart Growth Award
Do you know of a person or project that deserves a Momentum Award? To submit a nomination, please click here.
TransitCenter Awards Circulate San Diego a Dispatch Grant
Circulate San Diego is proud to announce that TransitCenter awarded us their first Dispatch Grant, which is available to all 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations working to advance public transportation in their regions. Within this grant, Circulate San Diego will develop recommended policy tools for the city of San Diego to reduce barriers to TOD and promote transit ridership through land use policy. We are working with developers, land use experts, local businesses, and affordable housing nonprofits to help ensure that the City of San Diego meets the transit ridership goals in its Climate Action Plan.
To learn more about TransitCenter visit their website here.
New Blog Post:Vision Zero Moves Ahead Slowly but Surely in San Diego
It’s amazing to read about cities across the country embracing the common goal of Vision Zero, to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries to zero. In just over a year the movement has spread to more than 15 cities. These cities have quickly assembled teams of multi-disciplinary departments, dug deep into data to understand why crashes are happening, launched multi-media campaigns to provide education, implemented millions of dollars of safe infrastructure, and dived deep into the issue of equity which is at the root of the movement.
I’ll be frank: San Diego is not yet considered one of the leader cities in this movement in terms of robust programming, but the initiative is enjoying some success here. We at Circulate are pleased to see Vision Zero San Diego move forward. Yesterday in particular was a pretty good day. Two items of note are highlighted on the blog's page.
Read the blog here!
Circulate San Diego’s #TransitForFun initiative is all about using transit to access fun destinations in San Diego. Public transportation is not just for commuting to work. Anyone can use our region’s transit investments to access fun local businesses and entertainment all around the region.
Check out our video, and some sample route maps for how to access fun destinations using public transit: http://www.circulatesd.org/transitforfun
Walking Spotlight: Walking For Fitness in Chula Vista
Throughout Circulate San Diego's spectrum of work we come across unique efforts related to walking and its benefits, so we want to highlight and document these efforts with a Walking Spotlight blog post. One of these efforts is Walking For Fitness (WFF) which is a group of 30+ residents, ranging in ages from early 50s to late 80s. WFF team walkers make a strong effort to walk daily, but if not daily, at least six days a week. WFF team walkers walk around their Chula Vista neighborhoods during unscheduled walk days. On scheduled days for walking they meet at Norman Park Senior Center and the group walks around Downtown Chula Vista, and most Thursdays, the group meets at the J Street Marina Park or Plaza Bonita or locations suggested in advance by team walkers for off-site walking.
Read the entire post here!