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Circulator 1/25/2019

Check out this week's featured stories.

  1. SANDAG getting serious with connecting transit to the airport

  2. Circulate's Policies were prominently featured in Mayor Faulconer's State of the City

  3. Support Parking Reform - January 31st

  4. How to Join Your Community Planning Group 

SANDAG getting serious with connecting transit to the airport

A few weeks ago, SANDAG and Mayor Kevin Faulconer released a plan to create new transit connection to the San Diego International Airport.

Earlier this week, SANDAG released a Request for Information for “Airport Connectivity Concepts in the San Diego Region.” SANDAG is requesting suggestions about how to pursue three categories of connectivity, including:

  • Category 1 - Automated People Mover (APM) or Similar Service,
  • Category 2 - San Diego Grand Central Station (SDGCS) Mobility Hub, and/or
  • Category 3 - Transportation System and Demand Management Technologies and Pricing Strategies.

This move from SANDAG shows they are serious about airport connectivity. It also comes after Circulate San Diego’s online organizing generated more than 500 emails to the San Diego Airport Authority, showing the large public interest in making transit a priority for airport users.

PlantBids users can access the SANDAG RFI here, and others can download the document here.

 Circulate’s policies were prominently featured in Mayor Faulconer’s State of the City

Last week City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer delivered his State of the City speech, which included a variety of policies championed by Circulate San Diego.

The Mayor proposed fixing 300 of the city’s most dangerous intersections, less than a year after our breakthrough on Vision Zero when the City committed to fixing the 15 most dangerous intersections identified by Circulate.

Faulconer highlighted his administration’s effort to reform parking policy, which was brought to the public conversation through Circulate’s groundbreaking 2017 report on Transit Oriented Development.

Finally, the speech detailed the Mayor’s commitment to connecting the trolley to the airport, which we have been campaigning for over a number of months.

The speech shows how Circulate is shaping the agenda in San Diego. Our efforts are moving the needle on transportation and land use.

 Support Parking Reform – January 31

The City of San Diego is proposing bold and meaningful parking reforms to make housing more affordable and help San Diego reach its Climate Action Plan goals. The parking reforms will allow new multifamily development to build zero parking spaces, if it provides transportation amenities for residents and the community. You can read more about parking reforms here.

Circulate has been advocating for parking reform since 2017 when we released our Transit Oriented Development report, which included recommendations to reduce parking requirements.

Join us in supporting this important policy at Planning Commission! Speak in support during public comment or simply come and watch. Let's show that San Diego is ready for parking reform!


January 31, 2019 at 9am - 11am


City Hall
202 C Street 12th floor
San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP here.

How to Join Your Community Planning Group

This week, Councilmember Chris Ward joined us at our first "How to Join Your Community Planning Group," event of the year. Circulate has been hosting these panel discussions annually to encourage more people to get involved in local community planning.

If you missed it, we have two more upcoming How to Join Your CPG panels!

  • On Monday, January 28 we are co-hosting and moderating a panel in City Heights with the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans, City Heights CDC, and Mid-City CAN. RSVP here.
  • On Tuesday, February 5 we are hosting the last of our panel discussions with CPG members from beach communities. RSVP here.

Special thanks to our 2019 Corporate Members: 

Their support allows Circulate San Diego to go "above and beyond" to advance our mission to create excellent mobility choices and vibrant, healthy neighborhoods. Your firm, company or employer can find more information on our Corporate Membership page.

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