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Circulator - 01/05/2024

Happy New Year from the Circulate Team

Together in 2023 we made San Diego a better place to live, work, and move around. As we begin 2024, we are ready to continue working for more affordable housing and better and faster transit.

Check out our year-end zoom briefing that highlighted or many wins and this year’s agenda.

Happy New Year!

Colin, Jeremy, Carlisle, Will, Davida, Octavio, Maria, and Cierra

Promotion Spotlight: Octavio Garcia

We are excited to announce Octavio Garcia has been promoted to a Senior Planner role within Circulate’s planning team!

Octavio has played an integral role in the planning team’s journey since joining Circulate as an intern in January 2021. Recently, Octavio has been project managing some of our larger SCAG-funded projects, including the Banning Active Transportation Plan, Lynwood Safe Routes to School Plan, and Montebello First/Last Mile Plan. He is an asset on all tasks he is challenged with, and we look forward to having him take on an advanced role within the Planning Team!

Congratulations Octavio!

Checkoff your first New Year’s Resolution: Join or renew your Circulate Corporate Membership!

With 2024 underway, now is the best time to sign up and take advantage Circulate Membership’s year-round benefits.

Corporate Membership with Circulate San Diego is for the calendar year, providing your organization with visibility throughout 2024 and include:

    • Access to decision makers and influencers
    • Visibility in our email newsletter, website, and social media reaching over 10,000 people
    • Special recognition at Circulate events, including our annual Momentum Awards
    • Special invites to our Policy Committee, Advisory Circle Dinner, and briefings based on your giving level
    • Plus, you will support housing affordability and improved mobility in the region.

OTS Awards Circulate and SDSU $199,757 for Safety Programming

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) awarded San Diego State University and Circulate San Diego a $199,757 grant to support bicycle and pedestrian safety programs. Like our OTS grants with the City of Chula Vista and City of San Diego, this grant will allow us to create a strong road safety culture that prioritizes traffic safety around SDSU’s campus, especially for our most vulnerable road users.

Grant funds will support a variety of activities focused on bicycle and pedestrian safety, including walk audits, bicycle rodeos, community events, neighborhood rides, and more. The grant program will run through September 2024.

If you are interested in receiving programming through this grant, please reach out to [email protected]!

Join us in Rolando Park for a Walk Audit

Walk around Rolando Park with us! Join us on January 23rd at 2pm on the corner of Vista Grande Drive and Marlowe Drive.

We will be identifying safety hazards and infrastructure improvements that can help make the neighborhood of Rolando Park safer. We will be joined by the Rolando Park Community Council and discuss potential traffic calming measures that can aid the community.

Findings will be collected and reported to the City of San Diego; we hope these findings will help increase safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and residents.

Heritage Park Walk and Chula Vista OTS

The planning team has been working in Chula Vista thanks to our new grant with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). We recently conducted a bike rodeo at Mueller Charter school and a walking field trip with children around Heritage Community Park.

As we continue working around the City of Chula Vista through this grant, we would like to extend an invite to any of those who may be interested in FREE programming! This includes biking and walking audits, open streets events, bicycle rodeos, community and school-based presentations, pop-up events, and more. The grant program will run through September 2024.

If you are a school, community group, organization, etc. interested in receiving programming through this grant, please reach out to [email protected]!