Check out this week's featured stories:
- Thriving on 30th Group Bike Ride on August 1st at 10:00 am
- Circulate joins Mayor Gloria to release “Homes For All of Us'” Housing Package
- The New 30th Street Bike Lanes
- July Membership Mixer Recap!
- Key Transit-Oriented Development Bills – H.R. 2483 and H.R. 3680
- MTS Turns 40 - You are Invited!
- Ride MTS Free in September with PRONTO!
- Circulate in the News
Thriving on 30th Group Bike Ride on August 1st at 10:00 am
Join us in celebrating a Vision Zero win on 30th Street! Everyone is welcome for a large group ride through San Diego’s newest protected lanes on Sunday, August 1st at 10:00am. Meet at the intersection of North Park Way and 30th Street.
Want to volunteer as a ride lead, mechanic, or medic? Help is needed! Email [email protected] for more info.
Circulate joins Mayor Gloria to release “Homes For All of Us'” Housing Package
This week Circulate San Diego’s staff participated in Mayor Todd Gloria’s press conference announcing his “Homes For All of Us” housing package.
Mayor Gloria’s press release also quoted our Executive Director and General Counsel Colin Parent, saying:
Mayor Gloria's comprehensive set of city-wide housing policies are exactly what the City of San Diego needs to become more affordable for people at all income levels.
The package includes a diversity of policies to allow for more homes, to create permanent affordability, and to focus development near transit.
Of note, the package is structured around city-wide and programmatic reforms. These follow the strategies by Circulates’s 2017 Report “Transit Oriented Development” , and the academic article published by our Executive Director titled “City-Wide: A strategy for Sustainable Growth” . As those publications argue, approaching housing policy on a city-wide basis will make reforms easier to adopt, and will have a large impact for future housing.
The New 30th Street Bike Lanes
Have you seen the new 30th Street protected bike lanes in North Park? Over the next week, we will be sharing graphics to help educate residents on how to use the new bike lanes.
This sneak peek covers ‘Floating Parking,’ which uses parked cars as a buffer between bicyclists and car traffic. Floating parking improves pedestrian and bicyclist safety while maintain on-street parking.
Keep an eye on our social media channels to learn more!
July Membership Mixer Recap!
Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday at Bivouc Ciderworks for the celebration of the opening of the 30th Street Bike Lanes in North Park.
It was great to mingle in person with our community of supporters, Councilmember Vivian Moreno and to hear special remarks from Assemblymember Chris Ward.
All of your support matters and makes a difference. Thank you for supporting Circulate San Diego’s mission.
If you missed the mixer, you can still sign up to become a Circulate Member online!
Key Transit-Oriented Development Bills –
H.R. 2483 and H.R. 3680
Circulate San Diego supports building housing near transit. The Senate should pass legislation that will spur transit-oriented development, creating sustainable communities in high-opportunity areas. #HousingNearTransit #HousingonttheHill
To learn more, check out these helpful links:
MTS Turns 40 - You are Invited!
The San Diego Trolley is turning 40 years old! Join MTS for a birthday party celebration honoring 40 years of service of the iconic modern light rail in our city. This is a FREE community event for the whole family. Come see historic Trolley cars, enjoy DJs spinning 80s hits, fun activities for kids, and more!
Where: E Street Trolley Station, 750 E St. Chula Vista, CA 91910
When: Saturday, July 31 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ride MTS Free in September with PRONTO!
The new MTS fare system, PRONTO, launches September 1. MTS is offering free rides in September with a PRONTO Card or mobile app to help riders smoothly transition from Compass to PRONTO. Yes, a full month of free transit! To ride free, you’ll need to get your free PRONTO card. To make it easy, MTS is planning a public outreach campaign throughout August that will include many opportunities beginning August 2:
- Visit the MTS Transit Store weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Find a date and time MTS will be at a transit center near you. View PRONTO event calendar.
- Riders can also request a PRONTO Card to be mailed to them by:
- The PRONTO mobile app will be available for download beginning September 1
Looking to learn more about PRONTO? Visit sdmts.com/PRONTO for a list of FAQs and key transition details.
Circulate in the News
San Diego County tackles housing shortage with general plan changes,
The San Diego Union Tribune, July 15, 2021
El Cajon approves 116 condominiums for downtown area,
The San Diego Union Tribune, July 19, 2021
Mayor Gloria Unveils ‘Homes For All of Us' Housing Package,
City News Service, July 19, 2021
Biking advocates call for safety changes after recent traffic deaths in county,
Fox 5, July 20, 2021
Bicyclist killed in Balboa Park crash was a prominent architect, planner,
The San Diego Union Tribune, July 21, 2021
Letter: AB 1401 Does Not Undermine California's Density Bonus Law,
July 15, 2021
Letter: Recommendations for "Spaces as Places" Program,
July 15, 2021