SANDAG's 11 Miles of Urban Bikeways Headed to the Finish Line and Why Advocates Should Listen to the Arguments that Moved the Project Forward
A discussion with SANDAG’s Board of Directors last week about 11 miles of urban bikeways included a lot of elements we have become familiar with: business and property owners present to argue against parking loss; bicycling and walking advocates present to speak in favor of safety and connectivity to get around without a car.
Read the entire blog post here.
Show Your Support for Vision Zero
Next Monday, August 1st, 2016, City of San Diego staff will present on the Vizion Zero University Avenue safety project alternatives to the City Heights Area Planning Area Committee. We encourage all community members to attend the meeting to learn more about the project, have your questions answered, and choose your preferred alternative for this major infrastructure project. The meeting will take place at 6:30 pm at the Metro Career Center Conference Room, 3910 University Avenue. For more information about the project, visit the project site where you can review the proposed alternatives, and most importantly, provide your feedback by taking the survey! We hope to see you next Monday.
Orchids & Onions Awards - Submit by July 31st
Orchids & Onions are annual awards given by the San Diego Architectural Foundation to celebrate the hits (and to recognize the misses) of recently developed projects of all types in the San Diego region. Here’s how you can get involved. Simply nominate a project, anonymously of course, in the following categories: Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, or create your own category. A jury of design professionals and members of the public will judge the nominations, with the resulting awardees revealed at a gala celebration on October 13th. The most celebrated (and controversial) nominations will be eligible for a “People’s Choice Orchid” (or “People’s Choice Onion”). Make an Orchid nomination for a recent project that enhances biking, walking, or transit. Or, if there is a project making our streets less safe, nominate it for an Onion. Voice your opinion about San Diego’s built environment!
Program Spotlight: Walk+Bike Chula Vista
The City of Chula Vista’s Recreation Department, together with local non-profits Circulate San Diego and the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, has begun a new campaign designed to promote and encourage walking and biking throughout the City. The program has already had 5 Meet-Up walks around Recreation Centers and neighborhoods, 2 Meet-Up bike rides around parks, and 1 “Bike and Learn Together” ride originating from Parkway Community Center.
During one of these events, Crecencia Garibo shared her story. Over Crecencia’s lifetime, she tried to learn how to ride a bicycle. Read the entire blog to hear more about the many of the challenges and joys that Crecencia has faced on her journey to learn how to ride a bicycle.
Read the blog here.
Press Release: Circulate San Diego Publishes Pokemon Go Safety Tips
Last week, Circulate San Diego, the region’s leading organization that promotes pedestrians safety, released tips for San Diegans to enjoy Pokémon Go safely. The immense popularity of Pokémon Go mobile app is inspiring an unprecedented amount of walking and healthy physical exercise.
The Encinitas Advocate covered the Press Release this past weekend here.
Read the Press Release here.
Our Friends at beautifulPB Need Volunteers for Their Annual PBcounts Initiative
- Document changes in traffic over time;
- Provide information for traffic related policy decisions;
- Support safety improvements
To volunteer please RSVP here.
For anyone who didn't know, ComicCon visited San Diego last week along with numerous celebrities. The talk show host Conan O'Brien donned a new superhero outfit and took to the streets of Downtown, where he briefly met up with two of our staff members' MTS bus driver!
Check out the video here!