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CHAPTER 4 Our Greater San Diego Vision

San Diegans Envision a Region Where‌

5. Nature Is Accessible, Connected, and Protected for People to Enjoy San Diegans want a future where they have access to parks, open space, beaches, bays, canyons, rivers, and mountains, with a regional open space network linking and protecting those areas. San Diegans have a long history of protecting the region’s beauty and diverse wildlife through ambitious programs to create a regionally interconnected system of open space and natural habitat preserves. This needs to continue in a way that is compatible with future development. Much more can and must be done to develop a complete system of natural lands, and improve access to parks and open space in park-poor neighborhoods. Both acquisition and stewardship efforts to manage and create access are essential.


Our Greater San Diego Vision

6. Convenient Transportation Choices Are Available for People to Go Where They Want San Diegans want to be able to travel without wasting time in traffic so that we can spend more time with family and friends. We want a future with more transportation choices; roads that are not congested; destinations, such as shopping, work and recreation, closer to home; walkable and bikeable neighborhoods; and less of our income spent on transportation. Convenience requires reducing travel distances by shifting land-use patterns to bring homes, jobs, shops, services, and educational facilities closer together in more accessible environments. It also means embracing new travel choices, including public transportation, and expanded bikeways and walkways, and finding the resources to invest in the infrastructure the region needs.

Our Greater San Diego Vision-Full Report  

San Diego County is a vast area of more than4,500 square miles, larger than the states of RhodeIsland and Delaware combined. The region isho...

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