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Celebrate International Walk to Work Day With Us!
Join us Friday, April 7, 2017, and take a few steps to making life better in San Diego. It’s International Walk to Work Day, and we’re inviting you to make your commute to work (or part of it) on foot. It will give you more energy than a cup of coffee, maybe you’ll make a few new friends along the way, and you’ll be helping us send an important message about traffic safety and San Diego’s Vision Zero Initiative.
Stop by our pitstop at Wells Fargo Plaza, from 7:00 -9:30 a.m., on your way to work to play some games and receive a free giveaway!
City Begins Improvements at Fatal Fifteen Intersections
The morning of March 6, prior to a City Council hearing where the City Auditor presented its Pedestrian Safety Performance Audit, City staff released a memorandum providing an update to infrastructure improvements planned for 15 of the City's most dangerous intersections highlighted in the Auditor report.
There were several questions regarding how these intersections related to Circulate San Diego's "The Fatal Fifteen."
*Circulate San Diego’s intersections were determined based on the locations with the highest number of serious injuries and deaths, as reported by the City Auditor, with all of the intersections having at least 11 serious injuries. Some of the three infrastructure improvements had been made at these intersections, but none of the intersections had all three improvements.
Read the full update.
Vision Zero in Our Schools
Remember waking up early in the morning and the crisp, cool air on the walk to school? I don’t; I grew up in an era where I got dropped off every morning and have few memories of walking home. This is the reality in many homes regardless of whether students live within a 1-mile walking radius. There are many reasons why families don’t walk to school such as, parents’ work schedule, extra sleep, or having family members that attend different schools.
Read the full blog.
Circulate San Diego is teaming up with La Mesa Conversations to host Future of Transportation - East County on Wednesday, April 12, 6-8 pm at La Mesa Wine Works.
For more info and to RSVP, click here.
Volunteer Spotlight: Salvador Medina
We talked to Walk + Bike Chula Vista volunteer, Salvador Medina, as part of our series of profiles on people who help make our programs a success. Sal is a Health Coach with Walking for Fitness and stalwart volunteer for many Walk to School Day events in Chula Vista. Below is a brief conversation we had with him about why he enjoys walking.
Read the full profile.
- The Inaugural CiclaVista is On April 30. Neighbors across San Diego County will ditch four wheels for two at Chula Vista’s first-ever open streets celebration; a culmination of a year’s worth of activities as a part of Walk+Bike Chula Vista. From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, CiclaVista attendees can roll and stroll from E Street to H Street on Third Avenue without the stress of car traffic.CiclaVista invites people of all ages to play in the street, shop local and explore a neighborhood that’s gaining two-wheeled momentum in San Diego County. For more info, visit the event website.
- Thousands of San Diegans will join the National People’s Climate March on April 29 to demand a world safe from the ravages of climate change, with good jobs, clean air and water and healthy communities for all. Circulate San Diego is proud to join with dozens of local and national organizations to make this the largest climate mobilization in San Diego history. RSVP now and share with your friends and family.
America Walks Announces New Webinar. In February, nine organizations announced the formation of the Transit-Walkability Collaborative (TWC) and signed on to a shared Statement of Purpose. Consisting of local, statewide, and national walkability and transit advocacy groups, the TWC exists to promote the benefits of walkable, transit-rich communities; to bring together transit and walkability advocates at the local, state, and national level; and to identify and implement programs and policies that simultaneously expand walkability and transit services in communities across the U.S. For more info and to RSVP, click here.