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Time to renew your Circulate Corporate Membership for 2021
With 2021 underway, it is time to begin or renew your Corporate Membership with Circulate San Diego.
Benefits: Corporate Membership with Circulate San Diego is for the calendar year, providing your organization with visibility throughout 2021. Plus, you will support improvements for housing and mobility in the region.
You can view the entire Corporate Membership benefits in our online FAQ. They include:
- Visibility on our 7,000 person email distribution list
- Sponsorship recognition at our annual Momentum Awards via Zoom
- Access to elected officials and agency decisionmakers
Ways to get started:
- Sign up or renew online at our Corporate Membership page
- Email Davida Garcia [email protected] to request an invoice
Circulate hosted its final How to Join Your Community Planning Group (CPG) panel of the year and we are grateful for everyone who participated!
Thanks also to our co-hosts, the City of San Diego’s Planning Department, Urban Land Institute San Diego-Tijuana and San Diego Leadership Alliance, with support from SDG&E.
Please see below some useful resources that were referenced during the event:
Circulate is excited to be continuing work with the Downtown San Diego Partnership as we begin two mobility assessments in the Columbia and City Center neighborhoods of Downtown San Diego. In 2019, Circulate completed a Mobility Assessment and Recommendations Report for the Cortez neighborhood of Downtown San Diego, and a similar report will be created for Columbia and City Center.
Over the next couple of months, Circulate will be working with the Partnership, the neighborhood organizations, and residents to conduct the mobility assessments and provide recommendations for how to create more walkable and bikeable environments for all users.
Circulate wants to help honor Black History Month by recognizing stories about black bicyclists who made a significant impact on history. We also want to share the fun and educational BIPOC History Ride in San Diego. This ride brings together residents of all ages and backgrounds while demonstrating techniques to ride safely.
Learn more about Black History Month and Bicycling History:
- KATHERINE T. “KITTIE” KNOX – A transportation pioneer confronted the era’s race and gender barriers.
- 3 DAYS, 5 WOMEN, 250 MILES – Five women embarked on a group ride from New York City to Washington, D.C., Marya McQuirterhas insight into the ride.
- MAJOR TAYLOR – Known as the “Black Cyclone,” a world champion bicycle racer.
- AMERICA’S BLACK ARMY ON WHEELS – The 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps — or “Iron Riders”.
- MONICA GARRISON – Founder of Black Girls Do Bike, an organization that introduces the joy of cycling to all women, but especially, women and girls of color
- SAN DIEGO BIPOC HISTORY RIDE – Visit landmarks that tell the legacy of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) by bike.
February is American Heart Month! We encourage everyone to increase their physical activity this month, and all year long. Walking is a great way to break up your screen time and improve mental and physical health. Here are some walking tips from the Mayo Clinic to get you moving!
Consider Your Technique
- Your head is up. You're looking forward, not at the ground
- Your neck, shoulders and back are relaxed, not stiffly upright
- You're swinging your arms freely with a slight bend in your elbows. A little pumping with your arms is OK.
- Your stomach muscles are slightly tightened and your back is straight, not arched forward or backward
- You're walking smoothly, rolling your foot from heel to toe
- Set yourself up for success. Start with a simple goal, such as, "I'll take a 5- or 10-minute walk during my lunch break."
- Find specific times for walks
- Vary your routine. If you walk outdoors, plan several different routes for variety
- Walk in safe, well-lit locations