On September 14, 2023 Circulate performed a Walk Audit of the area surrounding the Nobel Drive Transit Station. Veteran KPBS journalists John Carroll and Roland Lizarondo accompanied us. Their report is aptly entitled 'Walk Audit' finds problems for pedestrians and bicyclists near the Nobel Drive trolley station.
During the Walk Audit, Circulate analyzed the pedestrian environment surrounding Nobel Dr. Transit Station, which is an essential resource for expanding mobility in the University City area. This is a part of our ongoing campaign to Make The Most Of The Mid-Coast Trolley.
The station's service area bridges San Diego City Council Districts 1 and 6 and we were very privileged that Councilmembers Joe LaCava and Kent Lee sent policy staff from their offices to join us. Circulate will later make recommendations to the city to enhance walkability and safety in the area.
We were also joined by some of Circulate's many volunteers. Volunteering for Circulate's Walk Audits is a good opportunity to get a new perspective on the safety features (or absence thereof) of our local intersections. The benefits are direct and immediate - according to Policy Counsel Will Moore: "After my first walk audit, I never saw a sidewalk the same way again."