Letter: Request for SANDAG to perform a fair apples-to-apples comparison of Airport connection alternatives
Circulate San Diego and the Downtown San Diego Partnership sent a letter requesting that SANDAG further evaluate the connection to the San Diego International Airport (Airport) through a Central Mobility Hub located Downtown. SANDAG is currently evaluating three alternatives to connect rail transit to the airport. These alternatives will not allow the SANDAG board, nor the public, to evaluate a fair apples-to-apples comparison. Instead, the choice of alternatives could allow SANDAG staff to recommend that the board dismiss a southern connection to the airport, because it does not offer the same Central Mobility Hub included in Alternative 1 and Alternative 2. SANDAG should instead evaluate a Central Mobility Hub located downtown. Read the full letter here. [pdf]
Circulate previously raised concerns about requiring transit riders from Downtown and south of the Airport to travel north, only to double-back to access the Airport. That letter is available here.
Circulate San Diego, the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, and Climate Action Campaign sent a joint letter with recommendations for reform for SANDAG's bicycle safety projects. SANDAG has a strong record of leadership among regional planning agencies for funding bicycle projects. Safe bicycle infrastructure is crucial to achieving climate and mode-share goals, and to save lives. Unfortunately, the process of taking projects from planning through approval and construction has been unacceptably slow and expensive.
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