Letter: Support for Proposed Cardiff Protected Bike Lanes

Circulate San Diego submitted a letter in support of the proposed Cardiff Highway 101 protected bike lanes. By upgrading the existing bike lanes on Highway 101 through Cardiff to Class IV bike lanes, the City of Encinitas will demonstrate its leadership on safety and climate action.

Read the letter here [PDF]


Letter: SB 743 Implementation | Progressive Guidance for Caltrans on Phase-in of VMT Analysis for Legacy Highway Widening Projects

Circulate San Diego signed on to a coalition letter to the California Secretary of Transportation David Kim with guidance for phase in of VMT analysis for legacy highway widening projects. 

Read the letter here [PDF] and its enclosures here [PDF].


Letter: Coalition Letter of Support for the Build More Housing Near Transit Act

Circulate San Diego signed on to a letter of support for the Build More Housing Near Transit Act. The proposed legislation seeks to maximize federal investment in fixed-guideway transit by ensuring the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) take a holistic and quantitative approach to evaluating the potential for affordable and market-rate housing development near transit alignments and station areas.

Read the full coalition letter here [PDF].


Letter: Initial Committee Review of Community Planning Group Proposed Ballot Measure (Sub-item G)

Circulate San Diego submitted a letter on Sub-Item G, consideration of a ballot measure to add Community Planning Groups (CPGs) and the Community Planners Committee to the City Charter. 

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Letter: Support for Morena Corridor Specific Plan

Circulate San Diego submitted a letter in support of the Morena Corridor Specific Plan. The Specific Plan proposes safe street improvements like a two-way cycle track along Morena Boulevard and new sidewalks, improvements that are consistent with the City’s Vision Zero commitment. Circulate does not support the recommendation from the Land Use and Housing Committee to reclassify Morena Boulevard from a three lane collector to a four lane collector because the added lane will increase motor vehicle capacity and decrease the space committed to creating safe bicycle infrastructure.

Read the full letter here [PDF].


Letter: San Diego Forward: The 2021 Regional Plan’s Five Big Moves

Circulate San Diego submitted a letter supporting the 2021 Regional Plan Five Big Moves concept. The most important component of the Regional Plan is what will happen in the immediate term between adoption of the 2021 Regional Plan and the subsequent Regional Plan. The SANDAG Board should ensure that the immediate impact of the Regional Plan is a tangible improvement to transit. 

Read the full letter here [PDF].


Letter: Support for Proposed Amendments to the City of San Diego’s Inclusionary Regulations

Circulate submitted a letter in support of the City of San Diego's proposed inclusionary regulations update. Circulate supports the proposed amendments understanding that, were it to stand-alone, it may result in a cooling on production levels and an increase in market rate rents. We are encouraged to see the proposal’s staff report express the need to coordinate and offset the added cost resulting from the proposed inclusionary regulations.

The City of San Diego should continue efforts to reduce the cost of development, and to offset any added costs that may result from the inclusionary update, including through incorporating recommendations outlined in Circulate's letter. 

Read the full letter here [PDF].


Letter: FY 2020 Budget Recommendations for City Council Final Budget Modification Priority Memoranda

Circulate submitted a letter to San Diego Councilmembers with recommendations for the FY 2020 budget. Circulate’s bicycle infrastructure recommendations have not yet been funded in the proposed budget and we ask that they be incorporated into the final FY 2020 budget. In our January 11 letter, Circulate recommended fully funding Phase 3 of the Downtown Mobility Plan Cycletracks and two Bicycle Master Plan Priority Projects located on Vision Zero Corridors El Cajon Boulevard (43rd St to Montezuma Rd) and University Avenue (Boundary St to Winona St).

The May Revise estimates $2.4 million in annual revenue from scooter permitting fees and dedicates $100,000 towards Vision Zero education. A higher share of this revenue should be dedicated to the important task of promoting safety by and for scooter riders. Circulate recommends funding these street safety projects in order to reach its Climate Action Plan and Vision Zero goals.

Read the full letter here [PDF].


Letter of Support for NCTD’s Low or No Emission Vehicle Program Discretionary Grant Application

Circulate San Diego wrote a letter of support for NCTD's Low or No Emission Vehicle Program discretionary grant application. NCTD is requesting funding for the purchase and installation of solar-powered electric bus charging infrastructure and the necessary facility improvements to support clean transit operations.

Read the full letter here [PDF].


Letter: AB 1730 (Support)

Circulate San Diego submitted a letter in support of AB 1730 (Gonzalez), which will extend the deadline for SANDAG to submit their regional transportation plan to the California Transportation Commission and Department of Transportation by two years. 

Read the full letter here [PDF].



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