WHAT IS THE MID CITY MOBILITY COALITION?

Multiple organizations and Mid-City residents have formed the Mid City Mobility Coalition. Mobility consists of the various modes of transportation that people use, including walking, biking, and the use of public transit. The coalition gathers to discuss mobility issues including how our residents get to work, school, shopping, play and other important service destinations. Many of our Mid-City residents face transportation challenges because of increased bus fares, lack of truly alternative public transit options, and unavailable or unsafe bicycle routes and pedestrian walkways.

The Mid City Mobility Coalition is organizing a Candidates Forum for all candidates of Council Districts Seven and Three at which to discuss mobility issues. Two Committees have been formed to organize this important forum. The tentative date is still to be confirmed (planned for the last week of April or the first week of May).

We believe that our City Council Representatives need to be active advocates and leaders in the areas of alternative transportation and building walkable and accessible communities. Get involved! Collectively, our coalition will represent many thousands of constituents in the Mid-City region.


News:


June 18, 2011- CenterLine SR-15 Bus Rapid Transit Project Public Workshop:

Saturday June 18, 9:30am—1pm at the El Cajon Blvd Business Improvement Association, 3727 El Cajon Blvd. Click here for the flyer.

May 6, 2011- It’s Official: Caltrans & SANDAG Announce Preferred Alternative

At the SANDAG Transportation Committee on April 15, 2011, Gustavo Delardo (Caltrans) and Barrow Emerson (SANDAG) announced the median alternative with offset side platforms as the preferred alternative for the CenterLine project. The agenda reads:

After reviewing the comments submitted by the public for this project, Caltrans has identified the median alternative with offset side platforms as the preferred alternative. This is the most cost-effective alternative that meets the purpose and objectives of this project and minimizes environmental impacts.

More here.

May 6, 2011- APA Awards CenterLine 1st Place in “Hard Won Victories”

The San Diego, California Chapter of the American Planning Association has selected the CenterLine project--and its champions involved along the way--for a first place award for most Hard Won Victories.

More here.


Visit the NEWS page for the next opportunity to get involved.


About the Project:

The CenterLine Rapid Transit System is a plan to build a state-of-the-art bus system in the center of the 15 freeway that would get Mid-City San Diego residents to Downtown in 10 minutes and up to North County job centers quickly. The transit plazas at University Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard are planned to be major stops to board the system, with access via elevators to stations in the center of the freeway. The proposal stems from a promise made as far back as 1985, when the 15 freeway through Mid-City was in the planning stages. The community worked hard to ensure that this segment of the freeway would serve as a regional asset and a catalyst for neighborhood renewal. Now there is pressure to build carpool lanes and truck lanes instead of the in-line stations and Rapid Transit System. This website is designed to inform people about these challenges and how to help get the CenterLine Transit built now as was promised.


Click on map to download a PDF version.

Download the entire Mid-City Transit Network Plan here (7.5 MB PDF file).