Event: The San Diego Forward Plan: Does it go Far Enough?

Posted on: July 6, 2015 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 0

Event: The San Diego Forward Plan: Does it go Far Enough?

100% Renewable San Diego: The San Diego Forward Plan: Does it go Far Enough?

San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, is a long term strategic plan developed by SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments) that analyses the region’s development and “proposes a blueprint for a sustainable future for the San Diego region as well as a specific approach to help make that vision a reality.” Specifically, ‘San Diego Forward’ lays out a plan until 2050 for infrastructure and transportation developments in the region, including road, rail systems, bus services and a bike plan.  SANDAGs initial plan was thwarted by the courts in 2014 after a number of organizations challenged it based on its lack of consideration of the environment. In this upcoming event, we will look into whether the new plan reaches far enough to making a San Diego a sustainable city.

Nicole Capretz, leader of the San Diego Climate action campaign, will provide her input specifically also in view of the biking, walking and transit goals set out in the San Diego climate action plan. We will hear from Jana Clark, from the Cleveland National Forest, one of the organizations that challenged the initial plan, on whether the improvements to the plan have gone far enough.  We will also hear from the executive director of BikeSD, a regional grassroots organization focused on advancing San Diego as ‘a world-class bicycling city and create a more livable urban community by promoting everyday riding and advocating for bicycling infrastructure.’

Date: Wednesday July 8, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
World Resources Simulation Center
1088 Third Ave San Diego, CA  92101
Free Parking: Horton Plaza has 3 hour free parking with validation. If possible we suggest you use the Trolley. Civic Center stop
Fee: Free Event for Members$10 Non Members

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