Check out this week's featured stories:
1. Vision Zero Victory: Fatal Fifteen Fixed!
2. Circulate in Sacramento: SB 50
3. SANDAG’s Public Transit Survey
4. Vision Zero Report Release Party
Vision Zero Victory: Fatal Fifteen Fixed!
Earlier this week, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer held a press conferenceannouncing the completion of safety improvements to the Fatal Fifteen, the fifteen most dangerous intersections in San Diego. The conference was held at the intersection of 33rd Street & El Cajon Boulevard highlighting the safety upgrades.
This comes after Circulate’s work on the Vision Zero campaign, through which we identified the Fatal Fifteen – intersections in need of the most safety upgrades based on crash and injury data – and the Mayor made a commitment to fix all fifteen. Less than a year later, all of the fifteen intersections received critical improvements, such as high-visibility crosswalks, audible pedestrian signals, and pedestrian countdown timers.
Mayor Faulconer also announced plans to fix hundreds of additional intersections with new grant funding from the Highway Safety Improvement Program. Work on these intersections is slated to begin in 2020, with the goal of completing the first 50 intersections by the end of that same year.
Circulate in Sacramento: SB 50
Director of Policy Maya Rosas went to Sacramento on Tuesday to lobby for SB 50 (Wiener), the More HOMES Act, which will help end the housing crisis, protect existing renters from displacement and reduce climate pollution.
California YIMBY invited her to participate in their lobby day in support of the bill, which Circulate endorsed.
Maya met with staff of State Senators and Assembly members to discuss the importance of building more homes near transit, good schools, and jobs.
SANDAG’s Public Transit Survey
SANDAG is conducting an opinion survey to help improve transit in San Diego County. If you’ve used the Trolley, MTS or NCTD bus, COASTER or SPRINTER in the last year, SANDAG wants to hear from you!
All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a $200 Amazon gift card.
To take the survey, click here.
Vision Zero Report Release Party
Join Circulate San Diego for a joint Vision Zero Report Release Party and membership mixer, in partnership with the Childhood Obesity Initiative.
We’ll have a fun evening with Vision Zero partners for networking, drinks, and food. Mingle with Circulate staff members, local decision makers, and professionals in the land use and transportation space.
The event will feature remarks from South County leaders including National City Councilmember Gonzalo Quintero and Circulate will share the Vision Zero Sub-regional Report: South County findings.
When: February 27, 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: Bar Sin Nombre, 253 3rd Ave #100, Chula Vista, CA 91910
RSVP for the Event:
Purchase Membership and Ticket: The event is free for Circulate members. To become a Circulate member and simultaneously RSVP for the event, register here.
The Circulate team is looking to hire a part time SRTS and Outreach Coordinator to support our outreach efforts. The candidate must be passionate about outreach, education and Safe Routes to School Program. Follow the link to learn more about the position: http://www.circulatesd.org/workwithus