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Circulator - 12/03/2021

Time to renew your Circulate Individual Membership for 2022!

With 2022 just around the corner, it is time to begin or renew your Individual Membership with Circulate San Diego.

Memberships are in effect through the calendar year and purchases made in December will count for a full year membership in the subsequent calendar year.

To become a member and learn about the individual membership levels, CLICK HERE!

Support for Proposed Changes to SANDAG’s Bicycle Safety Projects

Circulate San Diego, the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, and Climate Action Campaign sent a coalition letter of support for proposed changes to SANDAG's bicycle safety improvements.

The proposed changes come after the coalition's September letter and press conference requesting process improvements. The current proposed changes incorporate the coalition's recommendations, and include additional proposed changes that would both reduce timelines and decrease costs.

In addition, the proposed changes include an option to use quick-build for immediate safety improvements and to refine final designs.

Discover Columbia – Exploring Downtown San Diego’s Columbia District!

Did you know that there are many historic landmarks in Downtown San Diego? Downtown San Diego’s Columbia neighborhood is filled with many points of interest and hidden treasures like the Santa Fe Depot.

Circulate, in partnership with the Downtown San Diego Partnership, developed a self-guided walking loop in the Columbia neighborhood. Look out for the sidewalk decals which include information on the featured locations.

For more information, click here.

Columbia Mobility Assessment

Downtown folks! Our team has completed a study on the Columbia District in Downtown San Diego for the Columbia Community Foundation and Downtown San Diego Partnership. This report provides recommendations for active transportation improvements, beautification, and enhanced mobility in the neighborhood.

Take a look here!. You may remember the first downtown mobility assessment we did in Cortez in 2019. Stay on the lookout for a third one coming soon!

Solana Beach Safe Routes To School (SRTS) Assessments

Over the past two months, Circulate's planning team has been visiting public and private schools in the City of Solana Beach to conduct a total of six mobility assessments. These assessments will help identify issues related to student drop-off and pick-up that may make it unsafe or uncomfortable for students to walk, bike, or roll to and from school.

We’ll be conducting two more of these audits before we prepare our final recommendations and reports to return to the schools and the city.

It’s been exciting to be out in the field again!

SDGE Gives Safety Guidelines for Outdoor Dining Operations

SDGE is offering safety guidelines for businesses using the Spaces and Places program for outdoor dining or other business uses. Circulate previously advocated in favor of the Spaces as Places program because it was an opportunity transform San Diego's streets into vibrant community spaces.

SDGE's recommendations are available here. [pdf]