We created the Regional Walk Scorecard to raise awareness of policies and funding decisions that impact walkability, and to create healthy competition among cities to champion walk-friendly policies and facilities. WalkSanDiego issued the first Walk Scorecard in 2012, in which we recognized National City as the top-ranked jurisdiction.
For this second edition of the Regional Walk Scorecard, special emphasis was given to on-the-ground pedestrian safety improvements. This change was made in direct response to feedback we received following our last effort. This year, we’ve counted crossing improvements at intersections, safer amenities around schools, and the use of innovative treatments such as mid-block crossings and lighting, and signals recently approved by the state to draw more attention to the presence of pedestrians along streets and at crossings.
From Policy to Pavement: Implementing Complete Streets in the San Diego Region promotes the implementation of Complete Streets by sharing best practices, examining the legal context for policies, and most importantly, offering a Toolbox for greater implementation. Through collaboration with San Diego APA in the San Diego Complete Streets Task Force, WalkSanDiego (Circulate San Diego's predecessor organization) prepared the paper to promote Complete Streets, encourage dialogue and recognize innovative projects in the San Diego region.
San Ysidro Walks & Wheels to School SRTS Final Plan is a 2012 report that provides an overview of the Safe Routes to School pilot project done in San Ysidro around two schools. This report includes recommendations to enhance walkability around those two schools. The project was funded by the County of San Diego's Health and Human Services Administration Healthy Works Program.