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Circulator - 09/02/2022

Join us for tacos, a hosted bar, and the 2022 Momentum Awards!

Let’s Celebrate the people and projects making San Diego great. This year’s Momentum Awards is bigger and better than ever – you don’t want to miss out.

We are excited to head back to the Natural History Museum and recognize the people and projects in the San Diego region that are making it is easier to live, work, and move around.

See you on September 14th!

Walking Field Trip Recap

Tuesday night, the Circulate Planning team partnered with friends from Groundwork San Diego to lead a walking field trip along Federal Boulevard from Euclid Avenue to 47th Street.

Residents joined to help collect data and share their experiences regarding pedestrian and bicyclist safety and comfort. These findings will be compiled into a map to help fight for funding in San Diego’s southeast neighborhood.

Carlsbad Farmer’s Market Recap

Circulate attended the Carlsbad Farmer’s Market on Wednesday to ask residents about the safety and comfort for walking and biking both in Carlsbad.

Participants mentioned they felt unsafe at railroad crossings, at intersections along primary corridors, and in unprotected bike lanes. There were also concerns over jaywalking, merging into the City’s newest traffic circle along the Coast highway, and lack of bike lanes connecting the Village to Carlsbad High School.

Though the City has added new infrastructure to increase safety and comfort over the last decade, there is still more work to be done to prevent injuries and save lives.

Safe Driving Tuesday Lunch N Learns and Thursday After Hours!

Our new upcoming Safe Driving presentation series will start next week! We will be hosting a presentation on Zoom every Tuesday during lunch time and every Thursday after work hours to have a discussion on driving.

We will be discussing good driving tips, sharing the road with others such as bicyclists, and ways of preventing crashes.

Safe Driving Lunch N Learn dates are:

  • Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 12-1pm
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 12-1pm
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 12-1pm
  • Tuesday, September 27 2022 from 12-1pm

Safe Driving: After Hours dates are:

  • Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 6-7pm
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 6-7pm
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 6-7pm
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 6-7pm

To join us for the weekly Tuesday Safe Driving Lunch N Learns on Zoom, make sure to RSVP herefor the link!

To join us for the weekly Thursday Safe Driving: After Hours on Zoom, make sure to RSVP here for the link!

Lincoln High Staff E-Bike Distribution and Rodeo

On Friday, August 26th ten lucky Lincoln High School staff members received free PEDEGO electric bicycles, Thousand helmets, and Kryptonite U-locks and cable locks as part of the California Air Resource Board’s (CARB) Clean Mobility in Schools pilot project.

The San Diego Unified School District purchased these bikes using the grant’s funding, and will loan them out to individual staff members for about a year at a time. Twenty Lincoln High senior students will also receive e-bikes some time this fall.

Circulate got to coordinate the distribution event and set up a fun rodeo/skills course to get the staff members acclimated to biking in different scenarios before they head off on their adventures!

Keeler Court Coffee and Donuts

Circulate was out at Keeler Court on August 23rd to discuss with residents future programming. Over the course of the next few months, Circulate will host walking field trips, transit field trips, educational presentations and more for the residents of Keeler Court.

We look forward to working with Keeler Court!

Father Joe’s Villages Bike Ride and Pop-Up Event

Earlier in August, Circulate staff joined the Father Joe’s Villages community for a scenic bike ride along the San Diego Harbor and Coronado Island. We even took advantage of the Coronado Ferry’s commuter hours to get a nice boat trip in as well. Deacon John Roberts organizes a weekly program allowing Father Joe’s residents to borrow a bicycle and participate in a 15 to 20 mile group ride—and once a participant has reached 100 miles with the group, they get to keep a free bike and accessories!

After the ride, Circulate tagged along for the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition’s bike maintenance pop-up event in order to start advertising upcoming pedestrian, bicycle, and transit programming we’ll be hosting at Father Joe’s over the next few months.

Stay tuned for many more exciting activities in this area!

Solana Beach Outreach Event and Final School Assessment

Over the past two weeks, Circulate was able to spend a good amount of time up in Solana Beach working on the Safe Routes to School project.

On August 18th, team members set up at Fletcher Cove for the weekly “Concerts at the Cove” event to talk to parents, students, and Solana Beach residents about their concerns regarding walkability and bikeability near schools.Their helpful feedback will be incorporated into the final Safe Routes to School Plan later this year.

One week later, on August 25th, we conducted our final school assessment during the Solana Beach Child Development Center’s morning drop-off period and learned about sidewalk gaps, upcoming traffic calming installations, and speeding issues. We even got to meet the Solana Beach mayor as she passed by on her morning jog!