Circulator – 06/10/2022 – circulatesd.org

1. Intro Spotlights: Gianna Ceccarelli & Courtney Brown

2. Help Circulate Plan for the Future

3. Join us at the Juneteenth Festival!

4. SAVE THE DATE – Circulate’s Summer Membership Mixer 

5. Just 22 Days Left to Nominate!

6. Walk Audit with Euclid ES Student Council Recap

7. Circulate Featured in SPUR Webinar

8. Home Run for Homes on Infill Podcast

9. Circulate News

Intro Spotlights: Gianna Ceccarelli & Courtney Brown

POlicy interns

Join us in welcoming our new Policy Interns, Gianna and Courtney! As is our tradition, we interviewed both of them so our supporters and members can get to know them! 

To read their intro spotlights, click GIANNA & COURTNEY!


Help Circulate Plan for the Future

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In 2022, the Circulate board and staff are developing our next strategic plan. As a valued supporter, we would like to get your thoughts – on membership, our policy and planning priorities, and how we communicate with you.

We would appreciate your feedback as a valued Circulate San Diego supporter. 

Would you please take eight to ten minutes to fill out this survey? Please submit your feedback by June 22nd.

As Circulate plans for the feature, your feedback is invaluable!


Join us at the Juneteenth Festival!

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Next Saturday, June 18th, the Cooper Family Foundation is hosting the Juneteenth Festival from 11AM to 6:30PM at Memorial Park in Logan Heights (2975 Ocean View Blvd. San Diego, CA 92113).

This all-day FREE event celebrates African American heritage and provides exposure for local food vendors, artists, musicians, businesses, and community services! Circulate will be there until 3PM sharing information about traffic calming in both the daytime and nighttime, presenting recent collision data in relation to streetlights in the surrounding community. Come out and show your support!


SAVE THE DATE – Circulate’s Summer Membership Mixer 

Join Circulate San Diego for our Summer Membership Mixer on July 21st at Park and Rec in University Heights.

We’ll have a fun evening with our diverse and engaged membership for networking, free drinks, music, and celebrations. Mingle with Circulate staff members, local decision makers, and professionals in the land use and transportation space. 

We are excited to welcome a special guest. 

The event will feature remarks from Council Member Stephen Whitburn. Representing Council District 3, Council Member Whitburn Chairs the Select Committee on San Diego Housing Commission Oversight and Reform, and is a member of the Rules Committee, Land Use and Housing Committee, and the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Committee. He also serves as Mayor Gloria’s alternate to the MTS Board of Directors and sits on the MTS Public Security, and Budget Development committees.

When: July 21, 2022 at 5:30pm – 7:30pm (our short program begins at 6:15pm)

Where: Park & Rec. 4612 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92116

RSVP for the Event:

  • Renew or Purchase 2022 Circulate Membership and Ticket: The event is free for Circulate members. To become a Circulate member and simultaneously RSVP for the event, register here.
  • Existing 2022 Circulate Members: Existing Circulate members and employees of Corporate Members can RSVP for free here.

Corporate Members:

Thanks to our many corporate members who make our membership events possible. Below is a partial list of the current Circulate corporate and organizational members. To become a corporate member, visit our Corporate Membership page.


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Nominations are now open for Circulate San Diego’s annual Momentum Awards. Our Momentum Awards honor the people and projects in the San Diego region that are advancing excellent mobility choices and vibrant, healthy neighborhoods. 

Categories include:

  • Advocacy Award
  • Connectivity Award
  • Vision Zero Award
  • Complete Streets Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Sustainable Growth
  • Mid-Coast Award
  • Public Voice Award

Learn about award criteria and nominate your favorite project, agency, company, or individual by 5:00 pm on July 1st, 2022. Don’t wait submit your nomination today!.

You are encouraged to self-nominate and to nominate a client’s project.


Walk Audit with Euclid ES Student Council Recap

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This past Monday, the Circulate planning team had the joy of leading the Euclid Elementary School student council on a walk audit around their school.

The kids learned how to identify walking and biking hazards and what practical solutions would look like. They used their mapping tools to note cracked sidewalks, lack of bike lanes and shade, and obstructions in the walkway – all elements that contribute to Safe Routes to Schools.

The student council will make wonderful future planners for active transportation!


Circulate Featured in SPUR Webinar

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Circulate Staff Colin Parent and Jesse O’Sullivan were featured in the Digital Discourse webinar series, discussing Circulate’s report, Home Run for Homes. The webinar was hosted by SPUR, a prominent bay area think tank. It featured a panel that included UC Berkeley’s Terner Center, The Greenbelt Alliance, and Related California.

A recording of the webinar is available here.


Home Run for Homes on Infill Podcast

Infill Podcast Event

Circulate Staff Colin Parent and Jesse O’Sullivan were featured on YIMBY Action’s infill podcast, discussing Circulate’s report, Home Run for Homes. The lively discussion included density bonuses, parking reform, and housing politics.

You can listen to the podcast here.


Circulate News

As Oceanside plans for future, it tries to preserve South Morro Hills, The San Diego Union Tribune, May 24, 2022

Public records reveal San Diego’s ‘damage control’ over controversial Advisory Bike Lanes, CBS8, May 27, 2022

Guide to Local Recovery Update: June 1, Cal Cities, June 1, 2022

FTA awards service restoration funds, seeks applicants for TOD planning grants, Progressive Railroading, June 3, 2022

Advancing Healthy Communities: Vision Zero Seeks To Eliminate Dui Deaths In San Diego County, East County Magazine, June. 6

Report Praises San Diego Density Bonus Program, CP&DR, June 7, 2022

San Diego approves 37-story downtown apartment tower, with almost no parking, near Petco Park, The San Diego Union Tribune, June 9, 2022

Letter: Vision Zero Funding in Proposed FY 2023 Budget, June 3, 2022

Letter: AHSC Round 7 Draft Guidelines, June 3, 2022