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Circulator - 03/01/2024

AB 2560 Press Conference - Circulate Sponsors Coastal Housing Access Bill

BREAKING NEWS! Circulate San Diego is sponsoring a bill in the California Legislator.

Today, Circulate joined Assemblymember David Alvarez to announce the introduction of his bill to expand coastal housing access. The bill is sponsored by Circulate San Diego, SPUR, and the Bay Area Council.

Assembly Bill 2560 from Assemblymember David Alvarez and Senator Scott Wiener would expand housing access in California's exclusive coastal zone by applying density bonus law, which the rest of California abides by, in that exclusive and expensive area. This bill would help Californians of all incomes have a better opportunity to live in our heavily segregated coastal lands.

Join Circulate Team – Planning Coordinator

Circulate is hiring! Join our team as our next Planning Coordinator. This is a unique opportunity for an entry level planning professional to join a team of collaborative and dynamic planners. This position is perfect for a lateral jump into a nonprofit, or for an up-and-comer looking to take the next step in their career to develop leadership, management, and business skills.

SCAG Awards Circulate $311,131 for 2024 Go Human Safety Strategies

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) awarded Circulate Planning a $311,131 grant to execute the 2024 Go Human Safety Strategies program funded through the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).

Go Human launched in 2015 to address rising rates of injuries and collisions in Southern California, reduce traffic collisions, encourage people to walk and bike more across the region, and reduce vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions.

Award funds will support a variety of equity-focused mobility justice and traffic safety initiatives, including the implementation of the Go Human Community Streets grant, deployment and management of the Go Human Kit of Parts Lending Library, development and distribution of Go Human safety resources and trainings, and reporting.

We have loved working in the SCAG region on our recent Banning ATP, Lynwood SRTS, Buena Park ATP, and Montebello FMLM projects, and are so excited for the opportunity to continue this work!

Update – Transit to the Airport

Circulate has been advocating for rail transit to the airport for six years. Last week, Circulate sent a letter and spoke to SANDAG Board Members, urging them to expedite the planning process. Any unnecessary delays are detrimental to our community. Let's prioritize getting people to the airport efficiently and quickly.

Recap: Coastal Access Walk Audit in Point Loma

The Circulate team had a great time conducting a walk audit last Thursday, February 22nd, starting at the intersection of W Point Loma Boulevard and Nimitz Boulevard. Participants observed on the walk missing crosswalks, narrow sidewalks, and an inconsistent bike lane. They expressed wanting to see more high-visibility crosswalks, a better-connected bicycle network, and bus amenities as many students and families walk along Point Loma Boulevard to go to school or parks nearby.

Thank you to everyone who came out to join us! The walk audit findings will be drafted into a report for the city and be accessible on our website here alongside our other reports!

Driving Sustainable Urban Futures: Learnings from the Urban Dialogues

Circulate was thrilled to participate in The Urban Dialogues, a program facilitated by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Washington DC, recently engaged in collaborative discussions between Mexican, American and Dutch cities, with San Diego and Tijuana as a focal point. Sessions centered on circular neighborhood development and sustainable mobility, drawing participants from both public and private sectors. Delving into research, equity considerations, and implementation strategies, the dialogue emphasized collaboration's crucial role in addressing enduring urban issues while promoting economic prosperity and inclusivity.