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BIKE TO WORK DAY PIT STOPS DRAW MORE THAN 10,500 VISITS

By   /  May 19, 2017  /  North County  /  No Comments

Bike to Work Day across San Diego County was enthusiastically embraced by commuters this morning, with pit stops recording more than 10,500 visits from bike riders who stopped by to enjoy everything from donuts and Clif bars to Suja Juice and coffee.  The SANDAG iCommute program organized 100 pit stops from Oceanside to San Ysidro […]

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Thousands To Ride To Work Thursday on “Bike To Work Day”

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  North County  /  No Comments

100 PIT STOPS TO PROVIDE REFRESHMENTS, ENCOURAGEMENT, FREE T-SHIRTS WHEN:      6 to 9 a.m., Thursday, May 18th            WHERE:    View a Google map of regional pit stop locations at  :http://bit.ly/2017BTWDpitstopmap  WHAT:     Thousands of riders throughout the San Diego region will GO by BIKE on the morning of Thursday, May 18 – Bike to Work […]

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Overall Crime Rate Still the Second Lowest In 37 Years

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  North County  /  No Comments

INCREASE IN HOMICIDES, VIOLENT CRIMES AGAINST SENIORS, AND MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS   The number of homicides, aggravated assaults, and motor vehicle thefts in the San Diego region went up in 2016, compared to 2015, while the number of rapes, robberies, burglaries, and larcenies went down, according to the annual crime report released by the SANDAG […]

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Bike To Work Day Moves To Third Thursday In May

By   /  March 3, 2017  /  North County  /  No Comments

APPLY NOW TO HOST A PIT STOP  The region’s Bike to Work Day, put on annually by SANDAG, will occur on a Thursday this year (May 18), instead of on a Friday as  in years past, making it a little easier for employers and employees to participate.  The change to Thursday is based on feedback […]

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Sandag Board Approves Independent Examination of Agency Revenue Forcast Issues

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  North County  /  No Comments

And staff work plan to improve data accuracy… In a unanimous vote today, the SANDAG Board of Directors directed agency staff to hire an outside party to initiate an independent examination of issues surrounding the agency’s sales tax revenue forecasts, and also approved a work plan developed by agency staff to improve data integrity and accuracy. […]

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SANDAG Board Of Directors Discuss Big Picture At Annual Retreat

By   /  February 10, 2017  /  North County  /  No Comments

 The SANDAG Board of Directors is holding its annual retreat Thursday , February 9th through Friday, February 10th, to explore a range of important topics and issues in-depth, as well as take a look ahead at major projects ongoing in 2017. The 21/2-day event, which began Wednesday afternoon and ends Friday morning, is intended to bring together […]

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SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Division Reports

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  North County  /  No Comments

The SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Division is releasing two reports on public safety in the San Diego region: one focused on changes in arrests in the wake of Proposition 47 and the other focused on law enforcement expenditures. Arrests 2015: Law Enforcement Response to Crime in the San Diego Region includes the first full calendar […]

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New Scripps Study: SD Beaches Wider, Less Eroded, Thanks to Sand Replenishment Effort

By   /  July 5, 2016  /  North County  /  No Comments

NEW SCRIPPS STUDY: SAN DIEGO BEACHES WIDER, HIGHER, AND LESS ERODED THANKS TO 2012 SAND REPLENISHMENT EFFORT BY SANDAG BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS AVAILABLE VIA This Link Local beaches that were replenished with sand in 2012 as part of a regionwide shoreline preservation project are on average 33 feet wider and three to six feet […]

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California Transportation Commission Allocates $100 Million

By   /  July 3, 2016  /  State and National  /  No Comments

California Transportation Commission Allocates $100 Million for Highway and Rail Improvements in North County The California Transportation Commission voted today to allocate $103.7 million to the San Diego region to extend carpool lanes on Interstate 5 (I-5) and add a second track to a portion of the coastal rail line in North San Diego County. […]

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$10 Billion of Environment Benefits In Ballot Measure

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  North County  /  No Comments

Mayors and Councilmembers Explained  How Dedicated Funds Would Expand Transit, Open space, and Active Transportation WHEN: At  1 p.m., on Monday, June 20 Harbor Island Park – 1875 Harbor Island Drive- San Diego, CA 92101 WHAT: A group of environmentalist mayors and councilmembers  gathered Monday afternoon at the edge of one of the region’s most beautiful places – […]

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San Diego County Makes The Nice List

By   /  December 15, 2015  /  North County  /  No Comments

Lots of Economic Benefits Expected this Holiday Season   San Diego County appears to have made the “nice list” this holiday season. Barring last-minute misbehavior, the region’s economy can expect several significant gifts this December, according to a SANDAG look at projected activity.    SANDAG chief economist Ray Major broke down national and regional statistics […]

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New Report Shows 1 in 2 Women Positive For Meth When booked In Jail in 2014

By   /  October 7, 2015  /  North County  /  No Comments

Substance abuse continues to be associated with criminal activity in San Diego County – with around two-thirds of adults arrested found under the influence of at least one illicit drug, and about one in three arrested while on multiple drugs, according to figures released today by SANDAG’s Criminal Justice Research Division.   This year, the data […]

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Overall Mid-Year Crime Rate Relatively Stable

By   /  September 14, 2015  /  North County  /  No Comments

Stats Show Property Crime Decrease, but Uptick in Larceny and Homicide  As of mid-year, the region’s overall crime rate, the violent-crime rate, and the property-crime rate remained relatively stable, down 1 percent respectively, according to a report released by SANDAG today. “The relative stability in the region’s crime rates is notable, given legislative changes enacted […]

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Employers Encouraged To Participate In The Rideshare 2015 Challenge

By   /  August 29, 2015  /  North County  /  No Comments

Organizations throughout the region are invited to participate in a fun competition to help the environment by encouraging their employees to get there together and use alternative ways to get to work, such as carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, and transit. Registration Closes Sept. 22  Registration for the 2015 Rideshare Challenge, organized by the SANDAG iCommute Program, is open […]

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