Mid-Coast Mobility Hub Strategy

The Mid-Coast Trolley will offer a one-seat (no transfer) ride from the international border to the University Community. The new service will improve access to growing employment, education, and residential areas surrounding nine new light rail stations. This project is funded by TransNet and the Federal Government. Construction is currently underway, with service planned to begin in late 2021. Learn more at KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/MidCoast

Mobility hubs are places where transit and other shared mobility services, amenities, and supporting technology converge to offer a seamless travel experience. The Mid-Coast Mobility Hub Strategy recommends mobility hub features for each station area including: improved walkways and bikeways, bike/scootershare services and designated parking, on-demand rideshare and microtransit services, and supporting services and technologies such as package delivery stations, mobile retail, real-time travel information, and interactive multimodal wayfinding.

Mobility Hub Visual Simulations

Video simulations have been developed to show how the mobility hub concept could be applied to the Tecolote Road, Clairemont Drive, Balboa Avenue, and Voigt Drive station areas. A wide range of shared mobility services, infrastructure enhancements, and supporting technologies are highlighted.

Press play, then click “YouTube” in the lower right of each video to view in full screen.

Mid-Coast mobility hub conceptual renderings are for illustrative purposes only. The images do not represent any proposed development, nor are they necessarily representative of the scale, height, density, or design that would be supported by the City of San Diego on a site-specific basis now, or in the future. Please note that mobility hub concepts are under continuing study as part of the SANDAG regional planning process and therefore subject to change.


Mobility Hub Profiles

Mobility hub recommendations for each station area are summarized in the set of profile sheets below. Each profile sheet is interactive – click on any mobility hub feature icon to learn more about the service or amenity within the Mobility Hub Features Catalog.

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Pepper Canyon Mobility Hub Designathon

SANDAG collaborated with UC San Diego Design Lab to host a Pepper Canyon Mobility Hub Designathon on April 6-7, 2019. More than 200 students, professionals, and community members participated in the two-day event, which was held to develop visionary concepts, designs, and proposals for future services and amenities intended to to maximize personal mobility. 

View the Designathon recap video.

View the Designathon event summary

Public Outreach
Initial stakeholder outreach was conducted in 2017 to collect input from community planning groups on how the mobility hub concept could be applied within the Mid-Coast Corridor. An online, interactive survey was also administered to gather responses from the broader community and future station users. The Mid-Coast Mobility Hub Community and Stakeholder Outreach Memo summarizes input gathered on corridor mobility needs and opportunities.

Follow-up outreach occurred in spring 2019 to share Mid-Coast mobility hub simulations and accompanying profiles with the public. 

Project Funding

This project is funded by a Federal Transit Administration grant focused on improving economic development and transit ridership, fostering multimodal connectivity, and encouraging private sector partnerships.

Share Your Thoughts

For more information or to submit feedback on the Mid-Coast mobility hub concepts, please contact Marisa Mangan, Associate Regional Planner, at [email protected]