Toolkit: Lemon Grove Kids Walk & Roll to School

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The “Lemon Grove Kids Walk & Roll to School” is a 3 year (2013-2015) federally funded non-infrastructure
Safe Routes to School program administered by the City of Lemon Grove in partnership with Circulate San
Diego (formerly WalkSanDiego), and the Lemon Grove School District. The purpose of the project is to
achieve the following:
  • Create and implement a comprehensive education and awareness strategy.
  • Encourage and empower more children to walk to school.
  • Increase the number of parents and children choosing active transportation1 to get to and from school.
  • Provide the tools necessary to empower students and parents to feel safe walking and biking in their community.
  • Gather/collect public input used to inform the ongoing community plan update effort.

Letter: Any Infrastructure Measure Passed by the City of San Diego Should Contain Funds for Affordable Homes

There are several options for any measure that finances infrastructure to also contribute to affordable homes. The City of San Diego must ensure that housing affordability is a key feature of its infrastructure agendas.

Read the complete letter here: [PDF]


REPORT: 2015 Regional Walk Scorecard

b6265467035dc38acc6ae8fa0401f921.JPGCirculate San Diego  published its report "2015 Regional Walk Scorecard," revealing and ranking the walkability and active transportation progress among the 18 cities in the San Diego region. 

Read the report online here.

Like many Americans, San Diegans increasingly demand safe, walkable neighborhoods. From City Heights to Carmel Valley, El Cajon to Solana Beach, Lemon Grove to Escondido, families contact our office to learn how to make their streets more walkable.

The San Diego Regional Walk Scorecard measures what cities in the region are doing to answer the call for improved walkability. Circulate San Diego’s predecessor organization WalkSanDiego created the Scorecard in 2012 to raise awareness of the actions that can improve walkability, and to foster healthy competition among cities in the San Diego region to champion walk-friendly policies and projects. This 2015 report is the third scorecard to be released.

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Policy Letter: Final Comments to SANDAG's Draft TOD Strategy

Final comments from Circulate San Diego on SANDAG's Draft TOD Strategy. 

Circulate San Diego wrote earlier to express our concern that the initial draft of SANDAG’s TOD Strategy presented by SANDAG staff. In response, SANDAG staff prepared an updated document which included “Key Early Actions,”to be completed this year or in upcoming years. 

Overall, the Key Early Actions represent an improvement to the original draft strategy. Circulate San Diego is committed to working with SANDAG and other agencies in the San Diego region to help implement these early actions. 

Read the entire letter here [PDF].


Policy Letter: Final Comments Regarding 2015 Draft Regional Plan

Unfortunately, we must recommend that SANDAG Board members vote against adoption of the 2015 Draft Regional Plan in its current form because it does not adequately advance transit and active transportation projects.

Despite these differences, Circulate San Diego believes that the SANDAG Board can and should move forward with a region-wide Quality of Life revenue measure in 2016 that includes provisions and funding to advance transit and active transportation projects. [PDF]


Policy Letter: San Diego Climate Action Plan Draft PEIR Comments

Comment letter from Circulate San Diego on the City of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR). [PDF]


REPORT: New Climate for Transportation

Cover_Photo.jpgCirculate San Diego and the Climate Action Campaign published a report "New Climate for Transportation," detailing the transportation outcomes compelled by the City of San Diego's Climate Action Plan. 

Read the report online here.

The City of San Diego’s proposed Climate Action Plan commits the City to change the way people get to work. Not only is transportation important for economic development, lifestyle, and social equity, it is a crucial component to reducing the risks from climate change.

The purpose of the CAP is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the City of San Diego and to protect our quality of life.

Some of the mobility strategies outlined in the CAP must be implemented at the regional level by SANDAG—not by the City alone. However, San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, SANDAG's long range transportation plan, projects transit, walking, and bicycling levels far smaller in the City of San Diego than what is called for by the CAP.

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Policy Letter: Join Circulate and Support AB 744

Circulate San Diego sent a letter supporting AB 744, which would reduce parking requirements for developments that include affordable on-site housing. [PDF]

You and your organization can also support AB 744 by sending a letter of your own, using this template.


Policy letter: Support AB 744 (Chau)

Letter supporting AB 744 (Chau), which expands affordable housing bonuses by reducing excessive parking regulations [PDF].

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Policy letter: Application of Public Utilities Code to Ridesharing by Transportation Network Companies

Letter to the California Public Utilities Commission to ensure that the benefits of shared rides like Lyft Line and Uber Pool are allowed to continue, signed by Circulate San Diego, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Environmental Defense Fund, SPUR, Greenbelt Alliance, Southern CA Association of Governments, Planning and Conservation League Foundation, Climate Resolve, Coalition for Clean Air, SF Transit Riders, Caltrain, and TransForm. [PDF]



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