Circulator 11/12/2021

1. Check out this week's featured stories: Save the Dates: 11/17 – Mid Coast Trolley and
11/21 – Grand Opening Celebration for the Mid-Coast Extension of UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley

2. 2021 Momentum Awards Success

3. Report release: SANDAG Reboot

4. Walk and Bike Audits in Cathedral City

5. Move Carlsbad Workshop Series

6. Circulate in the News

Save the Dates: 11/17 – Mid Coast Trolley Webinar and 11/21 – Grand Opening Celebration for the Mid-Coast Extension of UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley

11/17: SANDAG iCommute webinar: Get ready to ride the Mid-Coast Trolley

Please join SANDAG iCommute on Wednesday, November 17, at 10 a.m. for a free webinar that will get you ready to ride the new Mid-Coast Trolley! This webinar will provide details on:

  • Mid-Coast Trolley route
  • Free bike lockers at each station
  • The new PRONTO fare system and how to use it
  • MTS’ PRONTO Partners+ Program for employers

Register for webinar here.

*Attending the webinar can earn you (as an employer) a Diamond Award point.

11/21: Grand Opening Celebration for the Mid-Coast Extension of the UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley!

Please join us for a FREE community event featuring family-friendly activities, food and refreshments, live music, entertainment, giveaways, and more! The event will also include remarks from local leaders and dignitaries.

Access event info and flyer here.


2021 Momentum Awards Success

It was wonderful to come together, in person, for our 2021 Momentum Awards and celebrate the people and projects in the San Diego region that are creating excellent mobility choices and vibrant, healthy neighborhoods.

We want to thank everyone who attended Wednesday’s event, including our generous corporate sponsors. This night definitely could not have been as successful as it was without you.  

Thank you to our amazing staff, development committee and vendors for organizing this special event.   

Lastly, congratulations to all of the 2021 award winners! Check out the winners here!


Report release: SANDAG Reboot

Circulate released our report, SANDAG Reboot, on Tuesday 11/9/2021. The report is a culmination of months of research, and gives an in-depth summary of what's actually in the 2021 Draft Regional Plan.

Our report release included a well-attended lunch and learn program, a recording of which is available on youtube. We had 89 attendees, including Mayor of Encinitas and SANDAG board chair Catherine Blakespeare, government agency staff, press, and members of the public. Our report and lunch and learn were covered in Streetsblog California.


  Walk and Bike Audits in Cathedral City

Our planning team visited Cathedral City in Riverside County this week to perform a total of 5 walk and bike audits to identify mobility concerns and inventory existing infrastructure. We found missing sidewalks, high speed corridors, gaps in the bike network, and connection opportunities to community destinations such as parks, the downtown, and the CV Link bike trail.

Stay tuned to hear about our recommendations for this wonderful desert community!


Move Carlsbad Workshop Series

That’s a wrap! Last week concluded the Move Carlsbad workshop series, part of the Age-Friendly Carlsbad Initiative made possible by a partnership with The San Diego Foundation and AARP.

The series consisted of four community workshops geared towards seniors and persons with disabilities, educating participants how to move around Carlsbad without a car. Topics were Rideshare 101, Transit 101, Walk and Bike 101, and What’s Next in Regional Transportation and Mobility. The series invited guest speakers from SANDAG, the police department, city staff, and local community and mobility groups.

If you missed it, watch the workshops on the City of Carlsbad website here!


Circulate in the News

National CORE is Leading the Field in Sustainable Affordable Housing, October 21, 2021

Letter: Application for the Caltrans Sustainable Communities and Strategic Partnerships Grant Program, October 25, 2021

Letter: Support for the City of San Diego’s Application for the Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant, October 28, 2021

Coalition Letter: Support for Eliminating Parking Minimums in TPAs, November 3, 2021

Press Release: Circulate San Diego Releases Report: “SANDAG Reboot”, November 9, 2021

Letter: Support for the North County Transit District Bus and Bus Facilities Program FY 2021, November 11, 2021

 


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