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Pedestrian Mobility Planning

Improving mobility and neighborhood quality through the enhancement of the pedestrian environment.

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Photo of Martin Luther King Promenade

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.

Status

Phase 1

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).   

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. 

This section of the website will be updated with the final documents when they are completed.

Phase 4

Phase 4 of the Pedestrian Master Plan created pedestrian plans for an additional seven communities, including College, Kensington-Talmadge, Midway-Pacific Highway, Old Town, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, and San Ysidro. Phase 4 began in mid-2011 and is anticipated to be completed by December 2013. Remaining steps include presenting the final proposed improvement concepts to the communities and documenting community input on the prioritization.

Links to Phase 4 Project Information:

For additional information, please contact Maureen Gardiner at mgardiner@sandiego.gov or (619) 236-7065.

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