PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian Struck in Traffic Crash in Mira Mesa

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Media Contact:
Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
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Press Release: Pedestrian Struck in Traffic Crash in Mira Mesa

SAN DIEGO (March 19, 2021) – A 45-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured when she was struck by a driver after stepping off of the sidewalk in the Mira Mesa neighborhood of the City of San Diego. According to the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log, at around 11:00 p.m. on March 17, a driver changed lanes on Mira Mesa Boulevard and struck the pedestrian. The woman suffered life threatening injuries including a skull fracture and a pelvic fracture.

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PRESS RELEASE: Circulate San Diego calls on local media to use “Crash” not “Accident” when covering today’s tragic deaths and injuries near City College

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Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
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Press Release: Circulate San Diego calls on local media to use “Crash” not “Accident” when covering today’s tragic deaths and injuries near City College

SAN DIEGO (March 15, 2021) – Circulate San Diego is calling on local media organizations to use neutral terms like “crash” or “collision” when covering the tragic deaths and injuries that occurred today near City College. The term “accident” should be avoided because it implies that today’s tragedy could not have been avoided, which is clearly not the case.

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Victory for Transit Riders!

Yesterday, after years of our advocacy, the Metropolitan Transit System finally voted to create free transfers for bus and trolley riders.

Circulate San Diego began advocating for free transfers on our transit system in 2018. We published research showing that MTS is one of the only large transit agencies in the United States that does not provide free or reduced-price transfers.

Our research and advocacy pushed MTS to reevaluate their approach. MTS staff incorporated our proposal into the recommended policy presented and adopted yesterday by the MTS Board.

Please join Circulate as a member and help us continue the research and advocacy that is changing San Diego.

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PRESS RELEASE: Circulate San Diego Congratulates MTS for Adopting Free Transfers in New Fare Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 11, 2021

Contact: Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
(619) 567-6856 | [email protected]

Circulate San Diego Congratulates MTS for Adopting Free Transfers in New Fare Policy

Today, Circulate San Diego is pleased to congratulate the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) for voting to allow free transfers for bus and trolley riders.

“MTS made the right decision to allow bus and trolley riders to seamlessly transfer with the price of a one-way fare,” said Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel with Circulate San Diego. “Free transfers make transit easier to access, and fairer for riders that take more than one bus or trolley to get where they’re going.”

Circulate San Diego has advocated for free transfers since 2018. Research from Circulate San Diego showed that MTS is one of only two of the twenty largest transit agencies in the United States to not provide free or reduced-price transfers.

On January 19, and again on March 9, 2021, Circulate sent a letter to the MTS Board of Directors, urging them to implement free transfers as a part of the current update to the region’s transit fare policy.

In addition to free transfers, the fare policy approved by the MTS board today includes a number of significant improvements, combining to become a cutting edge and progressive fare structure. Those elements include “best fare” functionality to avoid over-charging riders, and lower prices for one-way youth fares. The policy is online here at Page 235.

About Circulate San Diego

Circulate San Diego is a regional nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth. For more information, go to www.circulatesd.org.

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PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian Struck in Hit and Run in Redwood Village

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Media Contact:
Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
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Press Release: Pedestrian Struck in Hit and Run in Redwood Village

SAN DIEGO (March 9, 2021) – A 47-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured when he was struck by a driver in a parking lot on March 7, 2021 in the Redwood Village neighborhood of the City of San Diego. According to the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log, at around 3:00 p.m., the man was attempting to put his 7-year-old child in the back seat of his car when a vehicle veered into him, pinning him against his car. The vehicle then fled the scene. The man suffered a pelvic fracture and multiple other serious injuries. Fortunately, the child was not injured.

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Letter: Support for MTS Free Transfer Policy

On March 9, Circulate sent a letter urging the MTS board to adopt the Executive Committee's fare policy recommendation to include free transfers for the bus and trolley. Circulate San Diego has advocated for free transfers since 2018. In recent years, MTS has been one of only two of the twenty largest transit agencies in the United States to not provide free or reduced-price transfers. Requiring extra costs for transfers creates friction, and discourages use of the transit network. This inequity also disproportionately impacts low-income riders, who can be stuck paying twice for a one-way trip. Read Circulate's letter here.


Coalition Letter: SB 10 - Local Control for Increased Housing Density

Circulate San Diego joined a Home Building Alliance letter supporting Senate Bill 10, which allows local governments a streamlined path to zone neighborhoods for gentle, middle income density — up to ten units per parcel — if they choose. Various state and local laws make it extremely difficult to do common-sense rezoning quickly; even very mild efforts are often mired in expensive, decades-long legal appeals and litigation. This bill exempts that zoning action from being considered a project under the California Environmental Quality Act. To be eligible for this local action, an area must be urban infill or be near high quality public transportation or a job-rich area. Read the coalition letter here.



PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian Struck in Traffic Crash in Mission Beach

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Media Contact:
Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
(619) 567-6856 | [email protected]

Press Release: Pedestrian Struck in Traffic Crash in Mission Beach

SAN DIEGO (February 28, 2021) – A 17-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured when she was struck by a driver while crossing in a marked crosswalk on February 28, 2021 in the Mission Beach neighborhood of the City of San Diego. According to the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log, at around 7:00 p.m., the 17-year-old was crossing West Mission Bay Drive when she was struck by a vehicle that ran a red light. She suffered multiple fractures and a brain bleed.

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