Check out this week's featured stories:
1. Curbside Program Continues With E St. Activation
2. Support for Mobility Choices – Complete Communities
3. Vote YES on Measure A & E – November 3
4. Tell MTS Your Thoughts About Transit During COVID-19
5. Climate Action Plan Virtual Forum
Curbside Program Continues With E St. Activation
Circulate is continuing our work with the Downtown San Diego Partnership to creatively activate the public-right-of-way through the Curbside program. In collaboration with the City Center Business Improvement District and local businesses, Circulate will be installing placemaking elements along E St. between 9th and 10th Ave. including bike racks, asphalt art, and branded signage. These elements will complement a permanent outdoor dining platform that will replace on-street parking.
Big thanks to SDG&E for providing funding for this effort and the owners of Tajima, FeeLit Records, Boutique Vino, and Pokez!
Support for Mobility Choices – Complete Communities
Circulate San Diego signed onto a coalition letter in general support of Complete Communities - Mobility Choices. The letter requests that the San Diego City Council hear the item because of the equity, health, and climate benefits for San Diego. View the coalition letter here. The Complete Communities initiative is expected to go to City Council in November.
If you are interested in submitting a letter of support to your Councilmember in support of Mobility Choices, you can do so in a few clicks through the NRDC’s action alert.
Vote YES on Measure A & E – November 3
With Election Day just around the corner on November 3, voters will be weighing in on important ballot measures that will have a big impact in the City of San Diego. Circulate San Diego supports two measures that will bring more sustainable growth in our region.
Measure A would allow the City to issue $900 million in bonds to fund affordable housing. A YES vote for Measure A will enable the development of much-needed affordable housing units and will foster the goal of creating equitable housing policies in San Diego.
Measure E will revitalize the Midway District by lifting the 30-foot height limit. A YES vote for Measure E will bring mobility choices, housing, and recreation opportunities to this important neighborhood.
Please click here for information on how to vote safely in San Diego this year. If you mailed in your ballot already, you can check your ballot status here.
Tell MTS Your Thoughts About Transit During COVID-19
Are you a current or former transit rider? MTS is asking San Diego County residents and workers to share their thoughts about transit during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Everyone who completes a survey will be entered to win a $50 gift card to Best Buy or Vons! The survey is available in English and Spanish, and will be open through October 31.
Climate Action Plan Virtual Forum
The City of San Diego is updating its landmark Climate Action Plan and they want to hear your ideas for creating a better tomorrow. Our Climate, Our Future will guide the next steps for an equitable and sustainable City powered by 100% renewable energy. Join a virtual forum hosted by your council office this October, full details available at sandiego.gov/sustainability/climate-action-plan
Circulate News in the News
Carlsbad Station mixed-use project clears final hurdle, San Diego Union Tribune, October 18, 2020
Car Adman: Vision Zero Movement Can Learn from Auto Industry, Streets Blog USA, October 19, 2020