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Special Mobility Plans & Projects

Enhancing mobility and neighborhood quality through the improvement of community-serving corridors for drivers, transit riders, bicyclists and pedestrians.


Photo of North Park Bus

North Park. Mobility projects focus,
in part, on enhancing transit service.

The City is committed to improving the mobility between and within communities and neighborhoods for all transportation modes. This involves studying location-specific mobility issues and developing plans to implement improvement projects. The City works closely with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to incorporate transit facility and service improvements into the overall mobility planning process.

The City has many streets that serve as both connections to regional destinations and gateways to the City's distinct communities and neighborhoods. Many of these areas are heavily traveled with vehicles, transit, bicycles, and pedestrians, and experience traffic congestion, excessive transit travel times, and safety concerns. In cooperation with each community and SANDAG, the City works to improve the mobility and safety of these areas for all transportation modes while enhancing the community and neighborhood quality of the area.

The City and SANDAG work in partnership with the community to identify and study these areas to create plans to implement multimodal improvement projects that balance the needs to improve a corridor, street, or intersection's efficiency for the various modes and the desire to enhance the area's appearance. This process involves working with the community to collect and analyze data on existing and future traffic, transit, bicycle and pedestrian conditions and identifying a corridor's strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to make improvements.


The City was awarded grant funds and is in the process of conducting mobility planning studies in the Uptown community along Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Avenues and in the San Ysidro community.

In 2004, the City finalized the University Avenue Mobility Plan, which addresses mobility issues along University Avenue in the Greater North Park Community. In 2005 the City was awarded a $2.0 million dollar grant through SANDAG’s Pilot Smart Growth Incentive Program to implement the first phase of this $9.1 million project.

The City has recently implemented and is currently in the process of implementing multiple Safer Routes to Schools Projects throughout the City. The City is working with SANDAG on the planning and implementation of the Transit First Showcase Project, which would provide an enhanced transit connection between San Diego State University and Downtown; and the Mid-Coast Corridor Study, which would provide trolley service between Old Town and University City.

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