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Circulator - 08/20/2021

Circulate Staff Featured in NBC7 Story Regarding Tragic Bicyclist Deaths

Circulate Policy Counsel Jesse O’Sullivan was featured in a news story regarding the tragic deaths of bicyclists on San Diego Streets. Twelve bicyclists have been killed on San Diego streets so far this year. The NBC7 investigative piece also focuses on the tragic death of Kevin Wilson, who was killed in 2020 when a driver swerved into a bike lane.

“There hasn’t been a sense of urgency around building bike infrastructure,” Jesse was quoted saying. “I think people think of it as a neat project that will be cool and interesting when it’s finished. When really it’s a life or death situation. Cyclists are dying because they don’t have a safe place to be.”

Discover City Center – Exploring Downtown San Diego’s Neighborhoods

Did you know there are many historic landmarks in Downtown San Diego? Downtown’s City Center neighborhood is filled with many historical points of interest and hidden treasures, like the Broadway Fountain at Horton Plaza.

Circulate, in partnership with the Downtown San Diego Partnership, developed a self-guided walking loop in the City Center neighborhood. Look out for the sidewalk decals which include information about the featured locations.

For more information, click here!

Nominations are Now Open for the 2021 Momentum Awards!

Nominations are now open for Circulate San Diego’s annual Momentum Awards! Our Momentum Awards honor the people and projects in the San Diego region that are advancing excellent mobility choices and vibrant, healthy neighborhoods. Nominations are due by 5:00 pm on September 10, 2021. Submit your nomination here. You are encouraged to self-nominate and to nominate a client's project.

Save the Date!

Join Circulate San Diego for our annual Momentum Awards to celebrate mobility and sustainable development.


October 7, 2021 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm


Zoom! This year we are hosting the Momentum Awards online.


The 2021 Momentum Awards will be free to attend, but RSVP's are required to receive the Zoom link.

Sponsor the Momentum Awards:

Circulate San Diego recognizes our Corporate Members as sponsors of our Momentum Awards. If your organization would like to secure visibility with industry leaders, agency leadership, and elected officials, become a Corporate Member of Circulate today.

For more information, visit our website or contact our Executive Director Colin Parent at: (619) 567-6856 or [email protected]

Mid-Coast on Morena Community Appreciation Festival

Please join SANDAG and MTS at a free community appreciation festival on Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will showcase the three southernmost stations along the Mid-Coast Extension of the UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley:

  1. Balboa Avenue Transit Center (3690 Morena Blvd., 92117)
  2. Clairemont Drive Trolley Station (2680 Morena Blvd., 92117)
  3. Tecolote Road Trolley Station (1364 W. Morena Blvd., 92110
Arrival Instructions:

You may arrive at the event via any of the Morena Boulevard Trolley stations listed above. Parking will be available at the Balboa Avenue and Tecolote Road stations. Additionally, you may take the Trolley – for free – from the Old Town Transit Center (4005 Taylor St, San Diego, CA 92110).

Event signage will be in place, and staff will be on site to direct you. Once at the event, you will be able to ride the Trolley to visit all three stations!

Come join the festivities, family-friendly activities, tasty food, live music, raffle prizes, and remarks from dignitaries!

Vision Zero Signage Installation

Have you seen these signs up around San Diego? We just installed Round 2 of new educational signage as part of the region’s Vision Zero campaign to reduce traffic related fatalities and severe injuries. Learn about how to use lead pedestrian intervals, rectangular reflective flashing beacons, roundabouts, and no-turn blank out signs!

Christof Spieler’s Trains, Buses, People, Second Edition, Out August 24

Trains, Buses, People, Second Edition: An Opinionated Atlas of US and Canadian Transit by Christof Spieler is out August 24.

The first edition of Christof’s book was dubbed “a transit wonk’s bible” and guided “a smarter conversation about urban transit” in the US.

The new edition has been fully updated and expanded to include eight Canadian cities and two new US cities: Indianapolis and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Christof uses data, photos, and maps to easily compare metropolitan areas that have rail transit, BRT, or both.

A new section on inclusivity will help agencies understand how to welcome riders regardless of race, gender, income, or disability. Select cities include new maps overlaying transit and poverty data, and systems that have started construction have been added.

This book is intended for non-experts—it will help any citizen, professional, or policymaker with a vested interest evaluate transit proposals and understand what makes transit effective.

Pick up Trains, Buses, People, Second Edition by Christof Spieler for 20% off with code SPIELER at checkout from