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.


 

#PlanDiego Launch Party
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Last night Circulate San Diego launched its #PlanDiego initiative with a rooftop party. #PlanDiego is a region-wide initiative to make planning and land use smarter, more inclusive, and fun!, During the launch party Circulate San Diego released its brand new report Smart Mobility for Smart Growth which focuses on the implementation of SB 743.

The launch was a success and attendees were treated to food, beverage, #PlanDiego land-use conversations, and of course a terrific view of downtown.

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.

Visit the #PlanDiego page to learn more and stay tuned for future reports.


 

Interested in bicycle and pedestrian planning and creating a sustainable future?
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Our friend and colleague Doug Bilse from the City of Carlsbad is teaching a class at UCSD Extension- check it out if you've ever wanted to learn more about the planning process and what makes great transportation systems.

Click here for class info and registration 


 David Alvarez and Lorie Zapf join Circulate San Diego to ask for MTS to Fix its Compass Card
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As KPBS reported MTS Board Members David Alvarez and Lorie Zapf joined  Circulate San Diego for a press conference on Tuesday to call on MTS to fix the compass card, to protect customer data, and to make the system easier and safer for customers to access. Alvarez and Zapf also released this letter to MTS detailing safety concerns and customer access issues.

KPBS recently reported that the MTS Compass Card, the fare-card for the region’s transit system, is not PCI compliant, leaving customers vulnerable to credit card fraud.

Take action here by emailing the MTS Board 


 Walk to Work Day is April 1
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1,000 pedestrian and bicyclists are hit by cars and more than 20 are killed each year on San Diego's streets. 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 target an ambitious but attainable goal: Let’s reduce all traffic fatalities to zero by 2025, Vision Zero.

We need support from San Diegans who share our vision of safe streets for all. Participate in Walk to Work Day on April 1st and tell city leaders these deaths are preventable with coordinated action.

Read more and RSVP here!


New Safe Routes to Nature Video!
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The Safe Routes to Nature program in Otay Valley Regional Park (OVRP) detailed in our January blog post has been updated with a new video. The video gives viewers a glimpse into the project and the lives of the participants as they explore the treasures of OVRP. 

Safe Routes to Nature is a program designed to share park experiences with San Diego’s youth. On select Fridays, up to 20 kids in after-school programs trek through OVRP – where they are met by volunteer naturalists called the Canyoneers. Kids learn about species identification, habitat preservation and conservation – even history and culture. County Parks supports this program of Circulate San Diego - in conjunction with the City of San Diego, the Chula Vista Elementary School District and the YMCA.

Read the blog and watch the video here.


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