Circulate San Diego Nominated for Downtown Partnership CREATE THE FUTURE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award is presented to a company or organization in recognition of their active steps to build a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable climate within their organization and/or community.
We are honored to have been nominated for a 2023 Downtown Partnership CREATE THE FUTURE Award in recognition of our Multi-Modal Campaign in partnership with Father Joe's Village. Our aim was to remove transportation barriers for underserved residents of downtown, with the goal of creating a more inclusive, vibrant, and interconnected community.
We understood that a lack of confidence and familiarity, combined with inaccessibility and anxiety, often prevent people from exploring their neighborhood to its full potential. In the fall of 2022, Circulate San Diego joined forces with residents of the newly established Saint Teresa of Calcutta Villa affordable housing community and other Father Joe's residents to take advantage of the various modes of transportation available to downtown residents.
Over a period of three months, we led residents on transit, walking, scooter, and bike field trips to downtown destinations, Coronado beach, and shopping centers in Mission Valley and South Bay. Our organization's mission is to promote mobility choices and create vibrant, healthy neighborhoods, and this campaign aimed to reduce the dependence on cars and provide residents with the knowledge to access multi-modal travel options.
Our transit field trips aimed to educate new and potential users about transit services, reducing anxiety and safety concerns associated with unfamiliar trips. This education included information on ticket purchasing, senior or disabled fare qualifications, trip planning, and a comprehensive overview of transit routes, among other topics. Our walking, biking, and scooter trips provided an opportunity for residents to see dedicated infrastructure, learn about sharing the road with other roadway users, and understand the general rules of the road. The field trips were carefully tailored to meet the specific needs of each resident.
Congratulations to all all the nominees.
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