Letter: Update to SANDAG Reboot: Proposed Final Regional Plan Features

Circulate sent a letter to the SANDAG board explaining the changes between the Draft 2021 Regional Plan and the Proposed Final 2021 Regional Plan. This is a follow on to our report, SANDAG Reboot. In the short term, both plans implement significant frequency improvements to bus and rail service, and a system of RAPID busses. Both Plans also include speculative revenues in the later years of the plan, which may jeopardize SANDAG’s ability to deliver on what it promises. Read the full letter here. [pdf]

Read the blog post on the same topic here.

Comparison information is available here. [Excel spreadsheet]


SANDAG Reboot Update: Proposed Final Regional Plan

On November 30, SANDAG released its Proposed Final 2021 Regional Plan. The plan is broadly similar to the Draft 2021 Regional Plan, with the biggest changes coming in where SANDAG expects to generate revenues. As with the Draft Plan, the Proposed Final Plan reflects a shift away from highway funding towards transit.

Circulate published a report titled “SANDAG Reboot” earlier this year that summarizes the important elements for what was actually in SANDAG’s initial Draft Plan.

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Letter: Support for 2-Way Cycle Track on Highway 101 in Encinitas

Circulate submitted a letter in support of Encinitas City Staff's recommendation to create a two-way cycle track along the west side of South Coast Highway 101 between Chesterfield Drive and the Swami’s pedestrian crossing. This project will give bicyclists a safe way to access the beach and travel between the cities of Encinitas and Solana Beach. Separating bicycle traffic from car traffic is the most effective way of ensuring that people of all ages and abilities can safely ride their bicycles. Read the full letter here. [pdf]



SDGE Offers Safety Guidelines for Outdoor Dining

SDGE is offering safety guidelines for businesses using the Spaces and Places program for outdoor dining or other business uses. Circulate previously advocated in favor of the Spaces as Places program because it was an opportunity transform San Diego's streets into vibrant community spaces. SDGE's recommendations are available here. [pdf]

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Coalition Letter: Support for Proposed Changes to SANDAG’s Bicycle Safety Projects

Circulate San Diego, the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, and Climate Action Campaign sent a coalition letter of support for proposed changes to SANDAG's bicycle safety improvements. The proposed changes come after the coalition's September letter and press conference requesting process improvements. The current proposed changes incorporate the coalition's recommendations, and include additional proposed changes that would both reduce timelines and decrease costs. In addition, the proposed changes include an option to use quick-build for immediate safety improvements and to refine final designs. Read the full letter here. [pdf]


Letter: Support for the 28th Street Multi-Modal Rail Crossing Improvements

Circulate San Diego wrote a letter in support of the 28th Street Multi-Modal Rail Crossing Improvements submitted by SANDAG for funding consideration through the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant program.

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Letter: Support of S. 3237, the Build More Housing Near Transit Act of 2021

On November 18th, a coalition of over 100 national, regional, state, and local organizations, wrote a letter to Senator Brian Schatz and Senator Mike Braun voicing our support of S. 3237, the Build More Housing Near Transit Act of 2021.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Circulate San Diego Congratulates the City of San Diego for Eliminating Parking Minimums in Transit Priority Areas

PRESS RELEASE – November 17, 2021

Contact: Jesse O’Sullivan, Policy Counsel

619-301-1381 | [email protected]

Press Release: Circulate San Diego Congratulates the City of San Diego for Eliminating Parking Minimums in Transit Priority Areas

On November 16th, the City of San Diego adopted a code update eliminating parking minimums for most non-residential uses in Transit Priority Areas (TPAs). The vote was unanimously in favor of the change. The City already eliminated residential parking minimums in TPAs in 2019.

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