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Farewell: Angelica Rocha
It is with bitter sweet emotion, we wish our Senior Planner, Angelica Rocha, a happy farewell! CLICK HERE to read as she shares about the great work she has done and her experience with us. We wish her the best of luck with all her future endeavors!
Imperial Beach, are you ready to get active!?
IBactive Community Walk-Ride-Roll is a livable streets event that includes a 5 mile loop with interactive pit stops, prizes and educational information. This walking loop was developed to encourage active transportation. Come out and enjoy some healthy activities!
Sunday, September 19 from 9am-3pm
Come out and enjoy a great time with your family! For more information about the event, click here.
Recap: Try Slow on Diamond
Saturday’s event was a success! Dozens of passionate residents came out to Pacific Beach’s Diamond Street to express their thoughts on Slow Streets and our demonstration project. Residents shared personal anecdotes about their experience walking and bicycling in the neighborhood and also what they would like to see happen. All feedback gathered is being passed along to the City of San Diego. Stay tuned to learn the next steps for Diamond Street Slow Street!
Say Hello to Pronto
NCTD and MTS launched the new PRONTO fare payment system, and are celebrating with a full month of free transit ridership.
Circulate’s Executive Director and General Counsel joined other leaders for a press conference to kick-off the launch. Since as early as 2016, Circulate has been advocating for reforms to the region’s fare payment systems. We first campaigned successfully to implement stored value on the former Compass Card. Later, we advocated successfully for free transfers for one-way fares. Our campaign has been featured in dozens of articles over the years, most recently in Mass Transit Magazine.
To the credit of MTS, they also went above and beyond, by including a fare-capping policy into the new system. Now riders will never over-pay when they take more transit rides than they planned.
These improvements will help the system be accessible and fair for new customers, occasional riders, and tourists visiting from out of town. Enjoy your free rides this month!
Walk This Way and Drop-off and Pick-up Campaigns
Calling all schools in the City of San Diego! Circulate San Diego is offering free safety education programs to promote safe walking, biking, and drop-off/pick-up behaviors.
Walk This Way Assemblies/ Presentations
“Walk This Way” is a free 30-minute pedestrian safety training. The training offers an opportunity for students to learn best safety practices for walking on the street. We also incorporate the mental and physical benefits of walking to the environment, personal economy, health, and more!
Our team uses images and videos and can provide this training as an assembly, in a classroom, or on Zoom.
Drop-off and Pick-up Campaign
Circulate is looking to provide the following materials to interested Elementary or Middle Schools:
- Printed copies of our “Drop-off and Pick-up Safety Tips” resource. This resource is available in English or Spanish. Circulate will provide enough printed copies for every student in attendance.
- A downloadable PDF copy of our “Drop-off and Pick-up Safety Tips” for easy digital sharing across the schools preferred platform, i.e. Peachjar or social media platforms.
- A YouTube video link to accompany the resources mentioned above. The video is about 1 minute long and reinforces the tips and ideas in the educational flyer.
If you’re interested in a presentation to your campus or classroom, please contact Octavio Garcia, [email protected].
Letter: Consider Airport Connector Alternatives
Circulate San Diego and the Downtown San Diego Partnership sent a letter requesting that SANDAG further evaluate the connection to the San Diego International Airport (Airport) through a Central Mobility Hub located Downtown. Read the full letter here.
Circulate previously raised concerns about the proposed airport connector requiring transit riders from Downtown and south of the Airport to travel north, only to double-back to access the Airport. Read the full letter here.