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Why We Must Drive Less
It would be really nice if the solution to the biggest challenge in human history was to switch to electric vehicles. Unfortunately, given the best available data, it is clear that the switch can’t happen fast enough to prevent a climate catastrophe.
We don’t have time to wait for technology to catch up and reduce the impact of driving enough to make it the main mode of transportation for San Diegans. We need to stop driving now, by whatever means possible.
Road Use Charges Are Coming for You
“Road user charges are the most viable and sustainable long-term ‘user pay’ option for the federal government to both raise adequate and appropriate revenues and provide the federal share of funding for the nation’s surface transportation system.”
Regional Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report Out for Review
Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the 2021 Regional Plan As part of the development of the 2021 Regional Plan, The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), as lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act, has prepared a Draft...
Analyzing the 2021 Regional Plan
On May 28, SANDAG released the Draft 2021 Regional Plan, including the Draft Air Quality Conformity analysis and the Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) for public comment on May 28, 2021. The closing date for public comments is August 6, 2021. A response to each...
Turning Stormwater into an Asset
San Diegans love their beaches and bays. Most days you can see people playing in the water in many ways – swimming, surfing, snorkeling, diving, fishing, and more. But for 72 hours after it rains, it is another story. Closed beaches and empty lineups testify to the hazards of playing in polluted stormwater.
San Diego is on the Verge of Something Big
Millions of people call San Diego County home and for decades, the primary way most of us have moved around the region has been driving. That is about to change.
Stopping Sprawl Development – SB 743 Explained
A recurring theme in environmental activism in the San Diego Region has been the effort to prevent sprawl development in the rural part of the county. This has taken on a new urgency in recent years, as catastrophic wildfires have become more frequent, and the reality of climate disruption has begun to sink in.
SANDAG Released SB 743 VMT Maps
SANDAG has released the SB 743 VMT maps for both Series 14 and the historical Series 13.SANDAG has released the SB 743 VMT maps for both Series 14 and the historical Series 13....
SANDAG has rolled out the Climate Action Data Portal
SANDAG has rolled out the Climate Action Data PortalThe Climate Action Data Portal is an online resource for climate planning data for the San Diego region. Its purpose is to provide easily accessible, best available data to assist local jurisdictions in climate...