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Circulator - 5/14/2021

Check out this week's featured stories: 

1. Circulate San Diego Releases Report: “Hope for Vision Zero”

2. Hope for Vision Zero Press Conference

3. "The Dream is Possible: World Class Transit in San Diego"

4. Coalition Letter: Comments and Recommended Changes to the Proposed MUTCD Amendment

5. Circulate News

Circulate San Diego Releases Report: “Hope for Vision Zero”

Circulate released its report, “Hope for Vision Zero,” which shows modest improvements to street safety in the City of San Diego. Circulate’s report shows that while the combined number of traffic fatalities and serious injuries was on the rise between 2013 and 2018, it declined in 2019, and again in 2020. The report contains an analysis of San Diego Police Department collision data from 2013 to 2020, and is available HERE.

Check out our press coverage here:

NBC 7 San Diego, May 12, 2021
Streetsblog California, May 12, 2021

 Hope for Vision Zero Press Conference

Yesterday, Circulate San Diego released our latest report at a press conference located at Goldfinch and Washington Street in Mission Hills with Mayor Todd Gloria. If you missed it, catch our Facebook Live here! 

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 "The Dream is Possible: World Class Transit in San Diego"

Climate Action Campaign’s (CAC) new report—“The Dream Is Possible: World-Class Transit In San Diego”—is here! It outlines key problems with our existing system and CAC’s vision for an equitable, zero carbon transportation future. Click the link here to check it out!

Over the next two years, we have three key opportunities to shape our transportation future:

● The City of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan update;
● The County of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan;
● SANDAG’s Regional Transportation Plan.

CAC is releasing this report to arm every advocate with the knowledge they need to fight for this vision. Find it here, and thanks for taking a look!

 Coalition Letter: Comments and Recommended Changes to the Proposed MUTCD Amendment

Circulate San Diego and coalition partners submitted a letter with comments and recommended changes to the Proposed MUTCD Amendment. The MUTCD is a document of federal regulations governing the design of every roadway in the United States, requiring that all traffic signs, surface markings, and signals legally conform to national standards. The current iteration bestows serious barriers for our members and the greater bicycling community.

Our Coalition partners are joining a national effort to improve road safety by calling on the Federal Highway Administration to rewrite the technical standards of roadway design. We respectfully request that the FHWA rewrite the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) in a manner that supports safe systems design, so advocates and jurisdictions alike can help build safer streets for all roadway users

Read the full letter here. Today is the last day to provide public comment on the proposed amendments. To provide public comment, visit here.

 Circulate News

Is the San Diego ‘Grand Central Station’ worth the cost?, The San Diego Union tribune, April 30, 2021

Cupertino again in legal jeopardy as City Council adopts new housing ordinance in violation of state law, Cupertino Today, May 7, 2021

San Diego's Vision Zero Initiative So Far Has ‘Modest Success' in Decreasing Traffic Deaths, Injuries: Report, San Diego Channel 7, May 12, 2021

Streetsblogcal, San Diego Making “Modest But Real” Gains on Vision Zero Goal, May 12, 2021

Press Release: Bicyclist Struck in Hit and Run in Pacific Beach, April 22, 2021

Press Release: Temporary Signage to Educate Residents about Vision Zero Infrastructure Improvements, April 23, 2021

Press Release: Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run in Del Mar Heights, May 5, 2021

Our Latest Report: Hope for Vision Zero and Press Conference with Mayor Gloria, May 12, 2021