Pedestrian Mobility Planning
Improving mobility and neighborhood quality through the enhancement of the pedestrian environment.
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Downtown. We are all pedestrians
at some point in the day
The City of San Diego is committed to supporting walking as a form of mobility and recreation. Walking is the oldest and most basic form of transportation. At some point during the day, we are all pedestrians, whether walking to school, transit, a parked car, work, stores, or for exercise. As part of the City's long-term vision contained in the General Plan, the City supports the planning and development of pedestrian-friendly streets, development projects, communities and neighborhoods. The City is committed to develop plans and implement pedestrian infrastructure projects and programs to improve safety and enhance the pedestrian environment and neighborhood quality in all of the City's existing communities. In order to better plan and implement pedestrian improvement projects, the City is developing a Citywide Pedestrian Master Plan.
The Pedestrian Master Plan project includes a comprehensive analysis of each community’s existing pedestrian conditions and needs with an emphasis on community input throughout the process. The Plan will identify pedestrian routes to activity centers and infrastructure improvement projects along these routes. The Pedestrian Master Plan will be a key resource and advantage for the City when seeking grant funding needed to implement pedestrian projects that promote pedestrian safety, walkability, mobility, and neighborhood quality.
With grant funding provided by the San Diego Association of Governments, the City hired a consultant team who worked with City staff and a project working group to complete Phase 1 of the Pedestrian Master Plan project. This work is documented in the Pedestrian Master Plan Report dated December 2006 (see links below).
- Pedestrian Master Plan – Citywide Implementation Framework Report – Full Version (PDF: 18M)
- Table of Contents (PDF)
- Executive Summary (PDF)
- Chapter 1 – Introduction (PDF)
- Chapter 2 – Plan Context (PDF)
- Chapter 3 – Issues and Possible Solutions (PDF)
- Chapter 4 – Route Types and Treatments (PDF)
- Chapter 5 – Pedestrian Priority Model (PDF)
- Chapter 6 – Pedestrian Project Priorities (PDF)
- Chapter 7 – Funding Sources (PDF)
- Chapter 8 – Maintenance Issues (PDF)
- Chapter 9 – Phase Two Guidance (PDF)
- Appendix A – Public Input Process (PDF)
- Appendix B – Public Open House (PDF)
- Appendix C – Questionnaire Results (PDF)
- Appendix D – Walking Rates (PDF)
Phase 2 & 3
The City is continuing development of the Plan in each of the City's community planning areas beginning with the Pedestrian Master Plan Phases 2 & 3 project which will address the first seven communities: Greater North Park, Southeastern San Diego, Greater Golden Hill, Uptown, Normal Heights, Barrio Logan, and City Heights. The project began in spring 2008 and will take approximately 20 months to complete. The initial stage of the Phase 2 & 3 planning process includes visiting the seven community planning groups to invite community members to their respective Public Workshops, which will be held in fall 2008. The project team has also developed a community audit tool for each of the seven communities, and is asking community members to take note of specific deficiencies in their walking environments.
- Public Workshop Schedule
- City Heights (September 27, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Metro Center, 3910 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105)
- Southeastern San Diego (October 11, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Neighborhood House, 841 South 41st Street, San Diego, CA 92113)
- Normal Heights (October 25, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Normal Heights Community Center, 4649 Hawley Blvd., San Diego 92116)
- Greater North Park & Greater Golden Hill (November 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., North Park Christian Fellowship Church, 2901 North Park Way, Second Floor, San Diego, CA 92104)
Please visit each community’s link below to find out more information and to download a walking audit tool.
Links to Phases 2 & 3 Project Information:
- Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Fact Sheet Spanish (PDF)
- Planning Process Overview (PDF)
- Deficiencies in Walking Environment (PDF)
- City Heights
- Greater Golden Hill
- Normal Heights
- Greater North Park
- Southeastern San Diego
Phase 4 of the Pedestrian Master Plan will create pedestrian plans for an additional seven communities, including College, Kensington/Talmadge, Midway/Pacific Highway, Old San Diego, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, and San Ysidro. Phase 4 began in mid-2011 and is anticipated to be completed by Spring 2013.
Community Groups Presentation Schedule
- College Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 7:00 p.m.,
College-Rolando Library Community Room, 6600 Montezuma Road
- Kensington/Talmadge Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 6:30 p.m.,
Franklin Elementary School, 4481 Copeland Avenue
- Midway/Pacific Highway Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 3:00 p.m.,
San Diego Community College, 3249 Fordham Street #205
- Ocean Beach Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 6:00 p.m.,
Ocean Beach Recreation Center, 4726 Santa Monica Avenue
- Old San Diego CPU Advisory Committee Meeting, Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 3:00 p.m.,
Whaley House Courtroom, 2482 San Diego Avenue
- Pacific Beach, Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 6:30 p.m.,
Earl & Birdie Taylor Library, 4275 Cass Street
- San Ysidro Monday, November 26, 2012, 5:30 p.m.,
San Ysidro School District Education Center Board Room, 4350 Otay Mesa Road
Community Open House Events
Two community Open House events (PDF) are scheduled to discuss the Pedestrian Planning Process, review the Preliminary Recommendations and share your concerns and ideas for your community.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Wednesday, December 12, 2012
5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
College-Rolando Library Caltrans Headquarters, Garcia Room
6600 Montezuma Road 4050 Taylor Street
Drop by anytime between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. on December 5th or 12th to review the detailed information for each of the Phase 4 communities. City and consultant staff will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have.
On Wednesday, January 9th a focused Presentation will be held for the San Ysidro community in conjunction with the Community Plan Update Advisory Committee meeting:
Wednesday, January 9th (Advisory Committee Meeting)
6:00 p.m. @ Willow School
226 Willow Road
Please visit your community’s project information below and provide us with your comments by January 16, 2012.
Links to Phase 4 Project Information:
Community-Specific Project Information
- Community Planning Group Handouts (PDF)
- Presentation to College Community (PDF)
- College Walk Audit Maps (PDF)
- College Area Open House Materials (PDF)
- Presentation/ Materials for Kensington/Talmadge Community (PDF)
- Kensington/Talmadge Walk Audit Maps (PDF)
- Kensington/Talmage Open House Materials (PDF
- Presentation to Ocean Beach Community (PDF)
- Ocean Beach Walk Audit Maps (PDF)
- Ocean Beach Open House Materials (PDF)
Old San Diego (CPU Advisory Committee Meeting)
- Presentation to Old San Diego Community (PDF)
- Old San Diego Walk Audit Maps (PDF)
- Old San Diego Open House Materials (PDF)
- Presentation to Pacific Beach Community (PDF)
- Pacific Beach Walk Audit Maps (PDF)
- Pacific Beach Open House Materials (PDF) Revised 12/19/12
- Presentation to San Ysidro Community (PDF)
- San Ysidro Walk Audit Maps (PDF)
- San Ysidro Meeting Materials (PDF)
For additional information, please contact Maureen Gardiner at email@example.com or (619) 236-7065.