Check out this week's featured stories:
- Intro Spotlight: Emilie Millard
- Save the Date – Circulate Momentum Awards on September 14, 2022
- Imperial Beach Sustainability Fest this Sunday, March 20th!
- Help us plan for Imperial Beach’s Bayshore Bikeway Resiliency Project!
- Mobility, Health, + Wellness Fair TOMORROW, March 19th!
- Upcoming National City “Senior Saturday” on March 26th
- RECAP: Cathedral City’s Butterfly Festival
- ICY MI: SANDAG and Community Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Fourth & Fifth Avenue Bikeways!
- Why CPGs Matter: Climate, Affordability, and Joining CPGs
- Circulate News
Intro Spotlight: Emilie Millard
Join us in welcoming our new Policy & Planning Intern, Emilie Millard! As is our tradition, we interviewed Emilie so our supporters and members can get to know her.
To read her intro/spotlight, Click Here!
Save the Date – Circulate Momentum Awards on September 14, 2022
Circulate San Diego’s annual momentum awards are scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 2022. We are excited to head back to the Natural History Museum and recognize the people and projects in the San Diego region that are improving our quality of life.
The Momentum Awards provide sponsorship and visibility benefits for current-year Corporate Members. Your firm or organization can receive these benefits by signing up through our Corporate Membership page.
Tickets can be purchased online now!
Imperial Beach Sustainability Fest this Sunday, March 20th!
This Sunday, March 20th, join Circulate, the San Diego County Bike Coalition, SunCoast Market Co-Op, Rad Power Bikes, and more for the Imperial Beach Sustainability Fest. Bring your bike, skateboard, roller skates, or scooter to the Bayshore Bikeway (535 Florence St., Imperial Beach, CA 91931) at 10am for a 1 hour tour of environmentally-themed local murals. Then, between 11am and 3pm, you can visit tables with fun educational activities hosted by local organizations.
Food (specifically a vegan hot dog cart!) and coffee will be available for purchase, and kids are welcomed and encouraged to join in! There will be bathrooms accessible on site, so stick around for a while to enjoy the beautiful views and all that Imperial Beach has to offer.
Help us plan for Imperial Beach’s Bayshore Bikeway Resiliency Project!
The City of Imperial Beach is developing plans to repurpose a 1.2-mile segment of the Bayshore Bikeway corridor into a multi-benefit coastal resilience corridor. The project will:
- Provide enhanced flood protection for the Bayshore Bikeway corridor and adjacent vulnerable communities,
- Improve coastal access, and
- Strengthen ecosystem resilience by adding transitional habitat areas along the bay’s edge.
The project would serve as a catalyst to activate the Imperial Beach bayfront leading to greater opportunities for sustainable economic development and recreation.
Please join us March 15th or March 19th public workshops to provide feedback on the planning process! For more information, please click here.
Mobility, Health, + Wellness Fair TOMORROW, March 19th!
Circulate is hosting a Mobility, Health, and Wellness Fair on Saturday, March 19th from 9am to 12pm to encourage safe, healthy, and active lifestyles as well as to bridge community members to local resources that promote wellbeing. This free event for all ages is taking place within the City of San Diego southeast region at the Malcolm X Library.
There will be informational community resources as well as fun interactive activities, from COVID-19 vaccines and Alzheimer’s research to an interactive dance class with the Wheelchair Dancers Organization, a bike rodeo, and more!
Did we mention we will be hosting an opportunity drawing for FREE bikes, helmets, bells, and more?! Be sure to add this event to your calendar—we hope to see you all tomorrow!
Upcoming National City “Senior Saturday” on March 26th
Last weekend on March 12th, Circulate and the City of National City’s Community Services Department co-hosted the third of eight Senior Saturday events in Kimball Park! Seniors from across the region gathered together to paint, play basketball, and interact with informational booths.
We’d like to extend a huge thank you to our partner organizations for this event, which included FACT, Alzheimer’s San Diego, the Braille Institute, and the San Diego Senior Women’s Basketball Association.
Join us at the same spot next weekend on March 26th (10am-1pm) to participate in adaptive exercise and dance classes, learn about food assistance programs, and access resources for LGBTQ+ support and caregiver services! These events are a free opportunity for senior residents to come together for a wide variety of activities geared towards their interests and abilities. No two Senior Saturday events will be the same.
RECAP: Cathedral City’s Butterfly Festival
Circulate and IBI Group are currently working with Cathedral City to develop its Active Transportation Plan. The Active Transportation Plan aims to make walking and biking a much safer feat in the City!
This past Saturday, March 12, Circulate and IBI Group were out in Cathedral City showcasing a temporary bike lane, creative crosswalk and our traffic calming course. Residents were eager to provide feedback to make their City a more walkable and bikeable place.
ICYMI: SANDAG and Community Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Fourth & Fifth Avenue Bikeways!
In February, SANDAG, local leaders, and bike advocates celebrated a monumental project milestone – the grand opening of the Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways in the City of San Diego! The project adds 4.5 miles of new separated and buffered bikeways and other neighborhood improvements that enhance visibility and safety for people biking, walking, driving, and taking transit between Downtown San Diego, Bankers Hill, and Hillcrest.
The community celebration began with remarks from City of San Diego Councilmember Stephen Whitburn, Bankers Hill Neighborhood Parking Committee Chair Doug Scott, Downtown San Diego Partnership CEO Betsy Brennan, and SANDAG Senior Director of Regional Planning Antoinette Meier.
Following the speaking program, local leaders gathered for a formal ribbon cutting ceremony and joined community members in a celebratory bike ride hosted by the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and Circulate San Diego. The event was met with great enthusiasm among attendees and represents an exciting step forward in advancing the development of San Diego’s regional bikeway network.
Missed the event? Watch a brief video recap HERE!
Why CPGs Matter: Climate, Affordability, and Joining CPGs
Are you interested in helping your community thrive? Curious about Community Planning Groups? Want to make an impact on housing affordability and climate change?
Learn about Community Planning Groups (CPGs) in the City of San Diego with panelists who will share the ins and outs of community planning and how you can connect virtually with your CPG.
RSVP and see details here.
San Diego County, MTS put up surplus land for affordable housing,
The San Diego Union Tribune, March 7, 2022
Transit-oriented project proposed near College Boulevard Sprinter station,
San Diego Union Tribune, March 8, 2022
MTS Board Approves New Affordable Housing Development in San Ysidro,
NBC 7, March 10, 2022
Planning groups face reforms to encourage renters, young people, minorities,
The Union Tribune, March 13, 2022
Will A.B. 371 Help Keep Sidewalks Safe or Kill Micromobility (or Both)?,
StreetsBlogCal, March 15, 2022
Why don't more San Diegans use public transit to commute?,
KPBS, March 17, 2022
Titan Development JV Breaks Ground on San Diego Project,
Multi-Housing News, March 17, 2022
Coalition Letter: Support for Community Planning Group Reform,
March 9, 2022
Planning Report: El Monte Vision Zero Action Plan,
March 17, 2022