Circulator- #PlanDiego Launch, New Website, VZ Press Conf Recap, Mobility Plan Workshop, Community Planning Group, Volunteer Spotlight

Launch Party for #PlanDiego

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You are cordially invited to join Circulate San Diego to celebrate our 2nd anniversary with the launch of #PlanDiego. 

Great cities don’t just happen, they’re planned. On March 10, 2016 we are launching #PlanDiego, a region-wide initiative to make planning and land use smarter, more inclusive, and fun! 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 over the coming year.

Wine and refreshments will be served.

Our launch event will be on the evening of March 10, 2016, at a rooftop open-house at the Circulate San Diego downtown office, 1111 6th Ave., 92101.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Jim Stone, jstone@circulatesd.org.

To volunteer for the planning of the event, contact Colin Parent, cparent@circulatesd.org

To RSVP visit the event page here.


 

Circulate San Diego's New Website Launch

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We are excited to share with you our new website, with an enhanced navigation experience that reveals the depth of Circulate’s work.

To start, we’ve streamed lined our menus to give you quick access to the items you’re looking for. Our new platform allows Circulate to quickly share and engage our work with the San Diego community.

We invite you to start exploring:

Please email us at info@circulatesd.org if you see a broken link or feel that something should be reviewed or enhanced. We will do our best to perfect your browsing experience.


Vision Zero Press Conference Recap
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Jaime Leonen was one of 23 people who died while walking in San Diego last year, and one of 54 people who died in traffic crashes. Circulate San Diego and Vision Zero Coalition partners BikeSD and AARP honored these lives in a press conference Tuesday, February 2 by placing 54 pairs of shoes on the steps of Civic Plaza. The numbers for 2015 represent a 17% increase in deaths for all modes, and a particularly alarming increase of 42% in serious injuries for pedestrians.


Read the entire story here.


Downtown San Diego Draft Mobility Plan - Community Workshop #3
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Please join the Downtown Community Planning Council’s Public Spaces Subcommittee and Civic San Diego for a formal presentation followed by public input at Community Workshop #3.

The Downtown San Diego Mobility Plan will establish policies, programs, and projects that will improve overall mobility throughout the Downtown San Diego area.  The MobilityPlan will provide for the development of a balanced and cohesive network of complete streets, which will increase priority and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians, provide desirable connections for all users to key destinations, and support reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Please Attend Community Workshop #3
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
6pm - 8pm

 
San Diego Central Library
Neil Morgan Auditorium
330 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
(RSVP here) 


So You Want to Join a Community Planning Group?
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Below is a guest blog post from Robert Barry, a member of the North Park Community Planning Group. Robert provides some insight about how to serve on a community planning group. You can find more resources on Circulate San Diego’s community planning group resource page.

Remember, community planning groups all elect new members in March, so now is the time to get involved!

Read the full blog post.


Volunteer Spotlight: Jim Varnell
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Circulate San Diego works with some great volunteers and interns throughout the year to create excellent mobility choices and vibrant, healthy neighborhoods in San Diego.

Meet Jim Varnell, one of our awesome volunteers on loan to us from the San Diego Natural History Museum. Jim, volunteers his time as a Canyoneer and has been working on the Safe Routes to Nature Project in Otay, which brings students on walks to the Otay Valley Regional Park for an afternoon of safe educational exploration. 

Read the entire post here.


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