San Diego isn’t a trolley line here, a few improved bus routes there and a new highway lane over there away from meeting the requirements. The status quo, or modest alterations of it, won’t work. The region needs a new vision entirely.
San Diego is aiming to get more feedback on future housing and commercial projects by allowing residents to offer opinions and suggestions online instead of needing to attend community forums and local planning group meetings.
Council members in favor of the plan said it’s a key step toward reducing local reliance on automobiles, making housing cheaper and helping the city meet the goals of its legally binding climate action plan. Click on image for article.
San Diego’s lead transportation agency is asking developers to share their big-but-doable ideas on how and where to build what’s being called San Diego’s Grand Central Station. The end goal is to connect the airport to public transit. Click on image for article.
Downtown leaders are moving forward with a plan to implement new parking standards for residential projects, If approved by City Council, the rules will drastically reduce the number of spaces included with future downtown developments.
Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Supervisor Nathan Fletcher to CARB. (Not sure what that is? We’ve got you.) Plus: lawmakers want more granny flats, the latest on police resistance to releasing misconduct records and more in our weekly roundup of news from Sacramento.
The Purple Line extension of the trolley could play a big role in a potential 2020 MTS ballot measure. But it isn’t clear that the line as it’s currently envisioned would be cost-effective or attract high ridership. Click on image for Voice of San Diego article.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer has once again changed his mind about how tall new developments should be around a new station on the $2.1 billion Mid-Coast trolley line. Click on image or link above for source article.