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Circulator - 11/20/2020

Check out this week's featured stories:

1. Don’t wait, donate today for #GivingTuesday!

2. Join Us at Live Well Advance on December 3rd

3. Bikeways Update on 4th and 5th Avenue

4. Understanding How Women Travel “Discussion On Women’s Mobility”

5. Ballot Measures Recap – Measure E Success!

6. Slow the 'F' Down!

7. Happy Thanksgiving!

8. Circulate in the News

Don’t wait, donate today for #GivingTuesday!

Circulate is participating in #GivingTuesday, the international day of giving on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. 

A contribution to Circulate will help us continue our work promoting public transit, safe streets, and sustainable growth. #GivingTuesday will help us continue to make a positive difference in our region. Donate today!

Want to help us reach our goal of $25,000? Share our fundraiser on Facebook!

 Join Us at Live Well Advance on December 3rd

Danielle, Jana, and Angelica on the planning team will be presenting at the County of San Diego’s Live Well Advance Virtual Conference on December 3rd, along with our colleague, Sean Warner with the Downtown San Diego Partnership.

The discussion topic Curbside SD: Community Resilience During COVID-19 looks at the “Curbside San Diego” initiative, spearheaded by the Downtown San Diego Partnership with technical support from Circulate. The panelists will provide insight about how creative changes to the curbside foster community connections and promote business recovery.

Learn more about the session and the speakers by clicking here.

You can register for this FREE event by visiting:

 Bikeways Update on 4th and 5th Avenue

We want to congratulate and recognize all of the great bicycle infrastructure work SANDAG and the City of San Diego are working hard to complete!

Over the past month, SANDAG crews continued construction of the Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways in the City of San Diego. Crews continued construction of the median islands that will separate the bikeway from the parking and travel lanes on Fifth Avenue between Cedar and Laurel streets. Crews also constructed stormwater drainage improvements, upgraded curb ramps, and installed medians where landscaping will be planted at various intersections on Fourth Avenue between Cedar and Grape streets.

Stay in the loop and learn more by visiting here.

 Understanding How Women Travel “Discussion On Women’s Mobility”

Our staff joined Pueblo Planning for this month’s Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals monthly webinar, Understanding How Women Travel “Discussion On Women’s Mobility.”

Circulate shared the qualitative research conducted in the City of San Diego exploring women’s perception of safety and experiences using sustainable transportation modes at night. 180 participants across the country joined in on the discussion.

This program was funded partly by a grant from SANDAG and the City of San Diego and by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 Ballot Measures Recap – Measure E Success!

While there are still around 8,000 ballots left to be counted, San Diego voters have displayed that housing and homelessness are still big issues in our region. Circulate San Diego supported Measure A and Measure E, and both received over 56 percent of voter approval.

Even though Measure A, the $900M affordable housing bond, did not make it to the two-thirds threshold, it still shows majority voter support for housing and homelessness solutions.

San Diegans overwhelmingly approved Measure E, which removes the 30-foot coastal height limit in the Midway district. The passage of Measure E will make way for better mobility choices, transit-oriented development, and recreation opportunities to this important neighborhood, and will help address the City’s housing crisis.

 Slow the 'F' Down!

Important Reminder: Slow the Fast Down

Sure, twenty twenty’s been different. You know what’s stayed the same? The speed limit. Take your time. Save a life. Look twice for pedestrians and bikers. Slow The Fast Down.  

You can enter a drawing for Apple AirPods by submitting an answer for “Who would you slow the fast down for?”

Go Safely, California. Brought to you by The California Office of Traffic Safety.

 Happy Thanksgiving!

With gratitude at Thanksgiving, we thank our corporate sponsors and individual members. Your contributions throughout the year are very important to us.  It helps the continuity of our commitment to serving the community.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

 Circulate in the News

Mixed results for US election transit initiatives, International Railway Journal, November 5, 2020

Council Passes Faulconer’s ‘Complete Communities’ Housing And Transit Plan, Times of San Diego, November 9, 2020

Why do some housing projects pass and others fail? The San Diego Union Tribune, November 8, 2020

County receives grant to improve safety of bicyclists, pedestrians and scooter riders, SD Metro, November 16, 2020

Locate Here, San Diego Community Newspaper Group, November 18, 2020

Riverwalk revamp in Mission Valley approved, Jennifer Grove, November 18, 2020