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What would it take to get you to walk, bike, or take transit more? That is the question the city of National City is asking its residents, as part of a city-wide initiative called INTRA Connect. INTRA Connect is a study that aims to identify land use and transportation infrastructure improvements that could lead to the creation of “ 10 minute neighborhoods” throughout National City. A 10 minute neighborhood is a community where residents can travel short distances from home to destinations that meet their daily needs. These communities are comprised of two important characteristics:
- Destinations: a 10 minute neighborhood needs conveniently accessible destinations. Destinations may include places that meet commercial needs, recreational needs, or transportation needs
- Accessibility: a 10 minute neighborhood needs convenient destinations.
Tomorrow, September 8, at 10 am, National City residents are invited to attend a Community Breakfast at the MLK Jr. Community Center to meet their neighbors and discuss together amenities and improvements that could encourage them to walk, bike or use public transit more frequently within their community. If you live or have a business in National City, please join us to share a meal with us, and to discuss your vision for your city.
To learn more about the INTRA Connect, and to RSVP for the breakfast or sign up to receive project updates, visit the project site, here: www.nationalcityintraconnect.com.
Nominations are Now Open:
Nominations are now open for Circulate San Diego’s annual Momentum Awards gala. Our Momentum Awards honor the people and projects in the San Diego region that are advancing excellent mobility choices and vibrant, healthy communities.
Deadline to submit nominations has changed to September 12, 2018, at 5:00 pm. Submit your nomination here.
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
WHERE: San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
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Join Circulate San Diego for our next Membership mixer at North Park Beer Company.
We will be celebrating 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 will feature remarks from Andrew Bowen (KPBS) and Kathleen Ferrier (City of San Diego), whose likenesses both appear in the comic.
The first 50 guests will receive a keepsake copy of the comic book. As an added bonus, our corporate member, BIRD, will be giving away free helmets to attendees. No host bar.
Date: September 20, 2018, 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: North Park Beer Company, 3038 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
Join us for a fun evening with our diverse and engaged membership for networking, drinks, music, and celebrations. Mingle with Circulate staff members, local decision makers, and professionals in the land use and transportation space.
Photo Source: AARP
Circulate San Diego is excited to work alongside the City of La Mesa and SDSU's Social Policy Institute as we begin work on La Mesa's Age-Friendly Communities Action Plan, a program through AARP's Age-Friendly Communities. Funded by The San Diego Foundation, La Mesa's Age-Friendly Communities Action Plan will help the City prepare for population aging and the parallel trend of urbanization. Circulate San Diego is glad to be involved in this process and working with La Mesa residents to help make the community and the San Diego region more accommodating for all ages and abilities.
Circulate San Diego wrote a letter to the Metropolitan Transit System reiterating recommendations from "Real Opportunity," Circulate's major report outlining how MTS can transform empty parking lots into affordable homes and specifically addressing staff's proposals for revising MTS Board Policy 18.
MTS will bring forward revisions to its Board later this month, which largely incorporate Circulate's recommendations into the policy.
Read the letter here [PDF].
Circulate San Diego submitted a comment letter on the San Diego International Airport Development Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report. We recommend that the EIR be re-circulated after including additional transportation alternatives to reduce traffic and improve transit connections. The Airport should work collaboratively with relevant public agencies like MTS, SANDAG, the Port of San Diego, and the City of San Diego to improve transportation connections and optimize public transit, including a rail connection, to the Airport.
Read our letter here [PDF].
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.