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Mobility and Land Use

San Diegans want options for how they get around. They may want to be more active, or be able to relax on the bus or trolley instead of sitting in traffic. Or maybe owning a car is a bit too expensive for some.

The City of San Diego is focusing on creating more options for mobility. Changes in land uses, new perspectives on community design, promotion of active transportation, and changes in parking rules and standards will all contribute.

The City’s efforts will include:

  • Installing pedestrian improvements, including sidewalks, street lighting and parklets
  • Expanding bike lanes and installing more bike racks
  • Reducing parking space requirements when building developments near transit
  • Retiming traffic signals to reduce vehicle fuel consumption and installing roundabouts
  • Implementing the “City of Villages” strategy of our General Plan. The strategy focuses growth in pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use areas linked to an improved transit system

The City will concentrate much of its efforts in Transit Priority Areas. These areas are within half a mile of existing or planned transit stops, and identified in the San Diego Association of Governments' PDF icon 2050 Regional Transportation Plan.

bicyclists riding on Fifth Avenue