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Circulator - 09/24/2018

Check out last week's featured stories.

  1. Official Launch of Circulate Planning

  2. Nominations Announced for 2018 Momentum Awards

  3. Highlights of Our Vision Zero Comic Release Party/Membership Event

  4. Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates Call on MTS to Update Policy to Develop Empty Parking Lots Into Affordable Homes

Official Launch of Circulate Planning

Circulate San Diego recently launched our new initiative “Circulate Planning,” to highlight our longstanding and growing planning practice.

Many people know about Circulate San Diego as a nonprofit that advocates for mobility choices and vibrant neighborhoods. However, the bulk of our staff and operations are dedicated to operating an in-house, value-oriented, and nonprofit planning firm. Our clients range from local governments, to school districts, to local community groups. Projects in our portfolio range from Safe Routes to School programs, comprehensive mobility planning, and helping partners with innovative outreach activities.

We have also developed a new Services Guide [PDF] which details the various programs and services we offer to local governments, school districts, community-based organizations, and others motivated to make a change in our communities.

Click here to read more about Circulate Planning.

Nominations Announced for 2018 Momentum Awards

Nominations Announced:

Nominations for Circulate San Diego’s annual Momentum Awards gala have been announced. Our Momentum Awards honor the people and projects in the San Diego region that are advancing excellent mobility choices and vibrant, healthy communities. 

Click here to preview the nominees for the 2018 Momentum Awards.

Save the Date!

Join Circulate San Diego for our annual Momentum Awards gala to celebrate mobility, great neighborhoods, connected communities, and sustainable development. This year we will celebrate our *20th Anniversary!* 

WHEN: October 24, 2018 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm

San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: Purchase Tickets Here

Tickets are selling out quickly, make sure you get yours today!

Hightlights of Our Vision Zero Comic Release Party/Membership Event

Circulate San Diego celebrated the release of a special super-hero themed comic book. The book is a part of our efforts to educate school children about Vision Zero and street safety. The event featured remarks from Andrew Bowen (KPBS) and Kathleen Ferrier (City of San Diego), whose likenesses both appear in the comic.

A huge thanks to our corporate member, BIRD, for generously giving away free helmets to attendees. We also appreciate North Park Beer Co. for allowing us to use their charming mezzanine for this membership event. Lastly, we would like to thank all of our existing and new members for joining us! 

Click here to view a photo album of the event on Facebook.

Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates Call on MTS to Update Policy to Develop Empty Parking Lots Into Affordable Homes


Circulate San Diego hosted a press conference with affordable housing advocates on September 20, 2018, to call on the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) to update its joint development policy to allow their under-utilized parking lots to be developed into affordable homes. 

The press conference was a follow-up to the release of a report in April by Circulate San Diego titled “Real Opportunity.” Circulate’s report provides detailed recommendations for how MTS can stimulate the creation of as many as 8,000 new homes adjacent to transit stations. The report also includes new research demonstrating that a large number of parking lots owned by MTS are substantially under-utilized.

The following advocates were among those that joined Circulate San Diego in calling on MTS to amend their joint development policy so that more homes can be built near transit:

  • Colin Parent, Circulate San Diego
  • Mary Lydon, Housing You Matters
  • Stephen Russell, San Diego Housing Federation
  • Ginger Hitzke, Hitzke Development Corporation
  • Gabe Gutierrez, Circulate San Diego

Special thanks to our Corporate Members: 

Their support allows Circulate San Diego to go "above and beyond" to advance our mission to create excellent mobility choices and vibrant, healthy neighborhoods. Your firm, company or employer can find more information on our Corporate Membership page.

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