PRESS RELEASE: Statement from Circulate San Diego on Temporary Bikeways on Pershing Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 23, 2021

Contact: Colin Parent, Executive Director
619-567-6856 | [email protected]

PRESS RELEASE: Statement from Circulate San Diego on Temporary Bikeways on Pershing Drive

Yesterday, City of San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria announced the creation of temporary bikeways to improve safety on Pershing Drive.

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PRESS RELEASE: Advocates Call on SANDAG to Ensure Process Improvements for Bike Program

PRESS RELEASE – September 24, 2021

Contact: Jesse O’Sullivan, Policy Counsel

619-301-1381 | [email protected]

Press Release: Advocates Call on SANDAG to Ensure Process Improvements for Bike Program

On September 24, Circulate San Diego hosted a press conference outside of the offices of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to call on SANDAG to speed the implementation of its Regional Bicycle Early Action Program. Representatives from Circulate San Diego, Climate Action Campaign, and the San Diego Bicycle Coalition spoke in support of these changes.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Conference: SANDAG Must Ensure Process Improvements for Bike Program

MEDIA ADVISORY – September 23, 2021

Contact: Jesse O’Sullivan, Policy Counsel

619-301-1381 | [email protected]

Press Conference: SANDAG Must Ensure Process Improvements for Bike Program

On September 24, nonprofit think tank Circulate San Diego will host a press conference outside of the SANDAG offices at the Wells Fargo Plaza at 401 B. St. The SANDAG board will be voting later that day on increasing funding for the Regional Bicycle Early Action Program.

When: Friday, September 24, 8:00 am

Where: Wells Fargo Plaza, 401 B. St, San Diego, 92101

Who:

  • Jesse O’Sullivan, Policy Counsel, Circulate San Diego
  • Marissa Tucker-Borquez, Community Advocate
  • Noah Harris, Transportation Policy Advocate, Climate Action Campaign
  • Stephen Vance, Board Chair, San Diego County Bicycle Coalition

What: Advocates will call on SANDAG to fully fund its bicycle network, and to also improve the process for delivering those projects on-time and on-budget.

Recent media coverage has shown how SANDAG spends large amounts of funding on bicycle planning efforts, with too few bicycle lane miles to show for it.  Recent deaths show the need for more rapid implementation of bicycle projects.

Visuals: Advocates with bicycles in the Wells Fargo Plaza, at which the SANDAG offices are located. Close by are the 4th and 5th avenue bikeways, which are delayed SANDAG bicycle projects still under construction.

About Circulate San Diego

Circulate San Diego is a regional nonprofit think tank dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth. For more information, go to www.circulatesd.org.

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PRESS RELEASE: Circulate San Diego Congratulates Encinitas for Adopting Vision Zero

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 23, 2021

Contact: Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel

(619) 567-6856 | [email protected]

PRESS RELEASE: Circulate San Diego Congratulates Encinitas for Adopting Vision Zero

Today, Circulate San Diego is pleased to congratulate the City of Encinitas for adopting Vision Zero. At a City Council meeting last night, the City adopted the commitment to end all traffic fatalities and serious injuries. The City has already made significant investments in safe streets, with a focus on pedestrian and bicycle safety, and is in the process of updating its Mobility Element.

“This commitment is a critical step toward making walking and biking a safer and more appealing choice than driving,” said Encinitas Mayor and SANDAG Chair Catherine Blakespear. “Cities need to make roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Encinitas is pleased to join with other cities leading this transformation.”

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PRESS RELEASE: Circulate San Diego Congratulates MTS and NCTD for Launching PRONTO Fare Payment System

Contact: Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel

(619) 567-6856 | [email protected]

Circulate San Diego Congratulates MTS and NCTD for Launching PRONTO Fare Payment System

Today, Circulate San Diego is pleased to congratulate the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and the North County Transit District (NCTD) for launching the PRONTO fare payment system.

“Circulate San Diego has advocated for years to modernize our region’s fare payment options,” said Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel with Circulate San Diego.  “We are very pleased that the new PRONTO system incorporates many of our recommendations, and will make transit more affordable and accessible.”

Circulate initially launched its campaign to update fare payment systems in 2016, and succeeded in 2017 to implement stored value on the previous Compass Card. Stored value is also incorporated in PRONTO.

Research from Circulate San Diego in 2018 showed that MTS was one of only two of the twenty largest transit agencies in the United States to not provide free or reduced-price transfers. After advocacy from Circulate, the MTS Board incorporated that policy into the new PRONTO system.

PRONTO will replace the Compass Card and Cloud systems entirely, offering riders a better payment experience when choosing transit. 

About Circulate San Diego

Circulate San Diego is a regional nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth. For more information, go to www.circulatesd.org.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Two Serious Injuries in Hit-and-Run Crashes Over Memorial Day Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Media Contact:
Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
(619) 567-6856 | [email protected]

Press Release: Two Serious Injuries in Hit-and-Run Crashes Over Memorial Day Weekend

SAN DIEGO (June 2, 2021) – Two pedestrians were seriously injured in hit-and-run crashes over Memorial Day weekend.

Circulate released its report, “Hope for Vision Zero” this month, showing modest improvements to street safety in the City of San Diego since committing to Vision Zero in 2015. However, traffic injuries and fatalities remain unacceptably high.

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PRESS RELEASE: Three Serious Injuries in Crashes Over the Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Media Contact:
Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
(619) 567-6856 | [email protected]

Press Release: Three Serious Injuries in Crashes Over the Weekend

SAN DIEGO (May 25, 2021) – Over the past weekend, a pedestrian, a bicyclist, and an e-scooter rider were seriously injured in three separate crashes.

Circulate released its report, “Hope for Vision Zero” this month, showing modest improvements to street safety in the City of San Diego since committing to Vision Zero in 2015. However, traffic injuries and fatalities remain unacceptably high.

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PRESS RELEASE: One Pedestrian Killed, and Four Others Seriously Injured in Crashes within the Last Two Weeks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Media Contact:
Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
(619) 567-6856 | [email protected]

Press Release: One Pedestrian Killed, and Four Others Seriously Injured in Crashes within the Last Two Weeks

SAN DIEGO (May 20, 2021) – In the last two weeks one pedestrian was killed and four others were seriously injured in crashes on the roadways in the City of San Diego. Two of these crashes occurred in the very same sidewalk, only two days apart.

Circulate released its report, “Hope for Vision Zero” this month, showing modest improvements to street safety in the City of San Diego since committing to Vision Zero in 2015. However, traffic injuries and fatalities remain unacceptably high.

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PRESS RELEASE: “Hope for Vision Zero” Report shows modest improvements to street safety in the City of San Diego

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Media Contact:
Jesse O’Sullivan, Policy Counsel
(619) 301-1381 | [email protected]  

“Hope for Vision Zero” Report shows modest improvements to street safety in the City of San Diego

SAN DIEGO (May 12, 2021) – At a press conference on May 12, 2021, Circulate San Diego marked the half way point of San Diego’s Vision Zero commitment by releasing the report “Hope for Vision Zero: Five Year Update.” Circulate was joined at the press conference by Mayor Todd Gloria, Vision Zero Advocate Katie Matchett, and Vision Zero Coalition members.

Circulate’s report shows that while traffic fatalities and serious injuries were on the rise between 2013 and 2018, they declined in 2019, and again in 2020. The report contains an analysis of San Diego Police Department collision data from 2013 to 2020, and is available at http://www.circulatesd.org/hopeforvisionzero.

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MEDIA ADVISORY - Press Conference with Mayor Todd Gloria and Circulate to Release New Report on Success of San Diego’s Vision Zero Traffic Safety Efforts

MEDIA ADVISORY  – May 11, 2021

Contact: Jesse O’Sullivan, Policy Counsel
619-301-1381 | [email protected]

Press Conference with Mayor Todd Gloria and Circulate to Release
New Report on Success of San Diego’s Vision Zero Traffic Safety Efforts

On May 12, nonprofit think tank Circulate San Diego will host a press conference with Mayor Todd Gloria at the corner of Washington Street and Goldfinch Street in Mission Hills to release its newest report “Hope for Vision Zero.”

When: Wednesday, May 12, 8:30 am

Where: Northeast corner of Washington St. and Goldfinch St. in Mission Hills

Who:

  • Mayor Todd Gloria, City of San Diego
  • Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel, Circulate San Diego
  • Jesse O’Sullivan, Policy Counsel, Circulate San Diego
  • Katie Matchett, Vision Zero Advocate

What: The City of San Diego adopted its Vision Zero commitment in 2015, pledging to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2025. Circulate San Diego’s new report, “Hope for Vision Zero” contains an account of the progress towards Vision Zero at the half-way point of the City of San Diego’s 10-year goal. 

“Hope for Vision Zero” contains data on traffic fatalities and serious injuries from 2013 through 2020 in the City of San Diego. The data shows that while traffic fatalities and serious injuries rose between 2013 and 2018, they declined in 2019 and again in 2020.

This report is includes data collected form the San Diego Police Department detailing the frequency, location, and severity of traffic crashes.

Visuals include background of streets with traffic calming improvements such as recently installed traffic safety displays and high visibility crosswalks. Copies of Circulate’s report will be made available at the press conference.

About Circulate San Diego

Circulate San Diego is a regional nonprofit think tank dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth. For more information, go to www.circulatesd.org.

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