The San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan (Regional Plan) combines the big-picture vision for how our region will grow over the next 35 years with an implementation program to help make that vision a reality. The Regional Plan, including its Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS), is built on an integrated set of public policies, strategies, and investments to maintain, manage, and improve the transportation system so that it meets the diverse needs of the San Diego region through 2050.
Chapter 1—Our Region, Our Future: A vision of healthy and thriving communities—presents an overall background on the San Diego region, as well as the challenges that our region faces. This chapter lays the framework for how to best guide the future growth of our region and build a transportation system that works for everyone, all in ways that protect our environment, support our economy, and maintain a quality of life.
Chapter 2—A Strategy for Sustainability: Smart Growth and environmental protection through transportation choices—includes the components of the Sustainable Communities Strategy required by SB 375; a discussion of how the Regional Plan incorporates the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA); a description of the planned transportation system; and, a discussion of how the proposed Plan reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Chapter 3—Financing Our Future: How we’ll pay for the Regional Plan—discusses how the transportation network will be paid for over the next 35 years.
Chapter 4—Benefits of the Plan: Fostering economic vitality—reviews the tangible benefits of the Regional Plan by describing how the Regional Plan promotes both economic vitality and social equity. Such benefits result from the transportation, smart growth, and environmental mitigation investments discussed in the Regional Plan.
Chapter 5—Ensuring Performance: Implementing the Plan and monitoring our progress— Developing our Regional Plan is one thing. Taking action is another. This chapter discusses key actions we’ll take to implement the Regional Plan. We’ll also review how we’ll check our progress over time, to ensure that we realize our ambitious vision for the future.
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