MAKING TRANSIT WORK IN SANDIEGO
- Enrique Peñalosa Former Mayor of Bogota, Columbia
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- Biking, Walking, Transit Urban Core
- Total Transit System
- Economic Revival
Transforming San Diego with a dynamic community and regional transit system is vital to environmental sustainability, social equity, and economic progress -- creating a robust transit network that begins in the urban core of San Diego is the starting point. More information on the benefits of transit.
Fortunately CNFF, Center for Biological Diversity, and The California Sierra Club challenged the SANDAG plan that threatened the community with unmitigable local and global impacts. The court has ruled in our favor, and now it's time to make transit work in San Diego.
The solution is our 5010 plan. You can read more about it here.
"The Urban Area Transit Strategy and the 2050 RTP must do something to the bigger picture of transportation planning in San Diego. Ideally, these plans will lead to the adoption of transportation networks that improve the overall transportation system, and in result improved GHG emissions, air pollution, energy consumption, quality of life, land use decisions, and many other regional issues." -- Duncan McFetridge, Executive Director of CNFF
From a city-building and environmentalist point of view, America's greatest photograph could be this image of the poet and the warrior, John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt, standing on sacred ground. Today urban planners know the vital role that public transit plays in good city-building and in environmental sustainability. But they may not know that one of America's greatest conservationists, Theodore Roosevelt, was also a passionate believer in rapid transit and signed the Rapid Transit Bill in 1899 when he was governor of New York.
In the Cleveland National Forest Foundation’s work with wilderness conservation in San Diego County, we quickly learned the wisdom in Theodore Roosevelt’s foundational work in city building. We quickly learned that we could not preserve our wilderness lands from sprawl developers unless we turned our attention to the real cause of environmental degradation: dysfunctional cities. In order to save our forests we have to save our city. Thus we began our research and work on promoting sustainable city building through transit based communities. Our research finally culminated in the 5010 plan. The importance of Roosevelt’s pioneering work in conservation and city building is now being revealed with a fury. The consequences of global warming and resource scarcity are now permanent parts of the global challenge. San Diego has an important role in meeting that challenge.
To meet this urgent, social, environmental, and economic challenge, it is essential that we aim for transit based city building.
- Save Our Forest and Ranchlands
- San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO
- College Area Business Improvement District
- Urban Housing Partners, Inc.
- Oliver McMillan
- Environmental Health Coalition
- UNITE HERE Local 30
- Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation
- Affordable Housing Coalition of San Diego