25 Years of Keeping San Diego Moving
In 2013, SANDAG celebrated the 25th anniversary of TransNet. Thanks to funding from TransNet, numerous bus, rail, and highway improvements, as well as bike and pedestrian projects, local street repairs, and open space acquisitions, have been completed or are underway.

San Diego’s Regional Transportation System is a comprehensive system that relies on several individual pieces for the best transportation solutions:

Transit Operations
Major Highway Corridors
Local Streets and Roads
Bicycles and Pedestrians
Smart Growth in the San Diego Region
iCommute for Commuting Choices
Alternative Commute Options

Transit Operations
Transit is a key component of any major city’s transportation system. Transit adds capacity that a single roadway cannot, and the benefits go beyond merely those who board. Each transit passenger represents another vehicle that could potentially be on the road, in front of you, contributing to traffic delays.

Major Highway Corridors
The demand for highway facilities consistently outpaces expansion abilities. Creative solutions for the demand for vehicle capacity include high-occupancy vehicle lanes (HOV) for transit vehicles and carpools, toll lanes, convenient interchanges, and physical expansion.

Local Streets and Roads
Local streets and roads are essential to daily activities including commuting, shopping, entertainment, and running routine errands. These facilities accommodate residents, businesses, and visitors and play a large role in how convenient trips will be. Local streets and roads fit into the overall transportation system by feeding into the freeway system, providing right of way for transit, and creating a neighborhood-level network for daily routines.

Smart Growth in the San Diego Region
Smart growth is a result of communities working together to find creative solutions to transportation challenges. In creating their designs, planners and engineers consider input and feedback from residents and concerned stakeholders. A community that works together toward smart growth is looking beyond today and planning for a bright future. For more information on smart growth plans for the San Diego area, please visit:

Smart Growth Concept Map
Smart Growth Incentive Program
Regional Comprehensive Plan

iCommute for Commuting Choices
511sd.com/iCommute
One of the most effective ways to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution is to seek alternatives to driving alone. Carpooling, vanpooling, taking transit, bicycling, and walking are excellent ways to save on gas and parking fees and even get a daily workout. Taking part in alternative commuting not only reduces congestion and air pollution, it also helps improve mobility and your health.

Alternative Commute Options
San Diego County Bicycling Clubs
Bicycling and walking can be a means of exercise, leisure, and even commuting. Ensuring that adequate facilities are available requires cooperation between planners and enthusiasts. Positive results benefit the entire community. Investing in bicycling and pedestrian elements provides for a truly comprehensive transportation plan.

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