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Check out this week's featured stories.

  1. Join Circulate's July Membership Mixer

  2. SANDAG Reversal Shows Leadership on Housing, Heeding Calls by Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates

  3. PEP4PA: Walkability for San Diego’s Seniors

  4. San Diego Regional Bike Summit – June 21-23

Join Circulate's July Membership Mixer

Join Circulate San Diego for our next Membership mixer, hosted at the IDEA1 Apartments, on their beautiful terrace with a view of the vibrant East Village.

We’ll have a fun evening with our diverse and engaged membership for networking, drinks, music, and celebrations. Mingle with Circulate staff members, local decision makers, and professionals in the land use and transportation spheres.

The event will feature remarks from Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina, who has made crosswalks, bicycling, and smart urbanism hallmarks of his leadership.

Click here for more details or to register for the event.

SANDAG Reversal Shows Leadership on Housing, Heeding Calls by Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates

Last Friday, June 8, following a press conference organized by Circulate San Diego, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Board voted to accept the state’s housing need determination, a first in SANDAG’s history. The vote to accept the housing determination, instead of negotiating a lower number, is a bold demonstration of the San Diego region’s leadership in addressing the housing crisis.
The vote, which received a bipartisan 52% of the tally vote, was a reversal from SANDAG’s vote on May 11th to request a lower determination. Now, instead of requesting a lower determination of only 116,000 new units, the San Diego region has accepted the actual determination of 171,000 new homes needed for San Diegans.

The following advocates were among those that joined Circulate San Diego in calling SANDAG to lead on housing:

  • Maya Rosas, Circulate San Diego
  • Stephen Russell, San Diego Housing Federation
  • Stefanie Benvenuto, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Borre Winckel, Building Industry Association of San Diego County
  • Jim Waring, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
  • Mary Lydon, Housing You Matters
  • Carla Farley, San Diego Association of REALTORS

To view photos from the day’s events, click here.

PEP4PA: Walkability for San Diego’s Seniors

Peer Empowerment Program 4 Physical Activity (PEP4PA) is a program through UCSD’s Department of Family Medicine & Public Health. PEP4PA and Circulate San Diego have been working together on a project to improve walking conditions for older residents of San Diego County. Circulate and PEP4PA are currently working with older residents in Lakeside to identify walkability improvements around the Lakeside Community Center, as well as the greater community. Circulate staff has participated in this project by presenting on walkability principles and providing approach methods for taking action for walkability improvements.

To read the full blog, click here.

San Diego Regional Bike Summit – June 21-23

The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition is organizing the first annual Regional Bike Summit, a multi-day convening of advocates, city officials, and bicyclists! The Bike Summit includes a half-day Women’s Summit (6/21), a full day of breakout sessions and panels (6/22), and a selection of mobile tours (6/23).

Join the Bike Coalition and us at the Bike Summit by purchasing tickets here.