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Circulator - 04/26/2024

Intro Spotlight: Leslie Aparicio

Join us in welcoming our new Planning Coordinator, Leslie Aparicio! As is our tradition, we interviewed Leslie so our supporters and members can get to know her!

Save the Date for San Diego FC’s Chrome Ball Tour in Chula Vista!

San Diego FC’s Chrome Ball Tour  is the club’s innovative 18-city community engagement platform that unites and recognizes diverse neighborhoods of San Diego County through soccer, art and local culture.

The event will feature a 3v3 street soccer tournament, a local car show, a Lucha Libre performance with Masked Republic, a San Diego FC Colors of the Community Fashion Show featuring a musical performance by Chula Vista natives Rossi Rock and Sebby OG, and musical acts featuring South Bay native DJ Beto Perez, world-renowned cumbia band Vilma Diaz y La Sonora, and San Diego native Lil Rob. Additionally, the Chrome Ball Tour stop in Chula Vista will have a beer garden and a kids area that will include face painting, inflatables and more.Circulate will be at the event distributing pedestrian and bicycle safety materials to those in attendance. Make sure to check out our booth to get some free incentives!

Event Details:

Saturday, May 4th from 12 - 10 PM
300 Park Way, Chula Vista (near Memorial Park)

Recap: Sherman Elementary Walk N’ Roll to School Day

This past week, Circulate had the pleasure of collaborating with Sherman Elementary School to orchestrate a vibrant Walk N’ Roll to school day event. Students enjoyed pedestrian, bicycle, and scooter incentives to walk, bike, or roll to school that morning
as well as educational materials aimed at promoting active transportation.

The success of the Walk N’ Roll day was evident not only in the physical activity it encouraged but also in the smiles it brought to the faces of every kid.

We thank the Office of Traffic Safety, the City of San Diego, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for making this possible.

If any schools in Chula Vista are interested in hosting a free Walk N’Roll to School Day event please contact [email protected]

Recap: Day of the Child

Circulate had an amazing time at Chula Vista Community Collaborative's Day of the Child!

Circulate brought fun and educational pedestrian and bicycle incentives, sticker boards soliciting input on crosswalk safety and transportation habits, our remote-control traffic calming course, and a temporary creative crosswalk for the intersection of Park Way and Garrett Avenue. The crosswalk demonstration was popular with the community. People enjoyed walking on the crosswalk and expressed enthusiasm for more crosswalks in Chula Vista.

Residents were disappointed to learn Circulate would be dismantling the temporary crosswalk because they loved it and wanted it to stay permanently.

RECAP: CalBike Summit in San Diego

The bi-annual CalBike Summit took place in San Diego this week, with hundreds of bike advocates in town for numerous panels. Circulate co-hosted a welcome happy hour with our local partners and moderated a panel discussion with Families for Safe Streets San Diego. Their stories underscore the life-saving impact of street safety infrastructure.

Families for Safe Streets San Diego is a group of families who have lost loved ones to traffic crashes or been affected themselves. Through stories and advocacy, FFSSSD seeks physical improvements on our streets, policy changes and the rapid implementation of Vision Zero.

RECAP: Circulate Hosts Transit Fieldtrip for TTTF Members

On April 15th, the California Transit Transformation Task Force held its third public meeting in San Diego. While in town, Circulate took Task Force Members for a special trolley tour. The tour showcased the success of the new Blue Line Trolley Extension while highlighting the operational challenges that remain.

Last year, the California legislature recognized that its recent funding increase for public transportation is insufficient to address the critical issues faced by transit agencies. Consequently, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) was tasked with convening a task force to find solutions.

Task Force Member, Ian Griffin, did a great thread on the experience.

EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP EVENT: Join Us for a Welcome Happy Hour with NCTD's New CEO!

Circulate Corporate and Individual Members are invited to join us for a special welcome happy hour to meet and mingle with Shawn Donaghy, the new CEO of NCTD.

Hosted by Circulate San Diego and Biocom California, this event promises engaging conversations and connections with prominent advocates for mobility and sustainable growth in the region.

This member only gathering will take place on Tuesday May 7th at SOVA Science District from 5:30 to 7:30.

Already a member please RSVP, here.