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We're Moving San Diego Forward

Building broad support, working to influence policy,
developing and promoting smart growth ideas,
improving our community and the lives of all
San Diegans...

Move San Diego: the public voice in support of effective transportation options and sustainable growth in the San Diego region.


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Creating Effective Transit Plans

FAST Planning

An international team of rapid transit experts teamed with local planners to study our region’s movement patterns and needs. Using global best practices, they designed an integrated approach to enable many San Diego drivers to change to rapid transit.

Using the market-driven principles of saving time and money, increasing the connectivity of the network, and improving customer experience, the FAST Plan concept (click for 2-page flyer):

  • Is affordable to build and operate
  • Measurably improves congestion
  • Better serves neighborhoods and businesses
  • Increases transit use by attracting riders
  • Stays flexible enough to adapt to future conditions

A key strategic feature of flex planning for transit is linking system design to market research that defines what our region's residents require of a transit system.

FAST Planning for the San Diego region
Improving transit performance by applying global best practices

PowerPoint Presentation

  • Transit leadership in San Diego – created first light rail line (trolley) in the nation in 1981
  • What have we learned since 1981? Geography, density and scale – one size does not fit all
  • What really matters to improve transit performance?
  • A model city – what are global best practices for San Diego geography, density and scale? What does it look like?
  • Performance matters – increasing ridership, capacity and support for smart growth
  • Move SD & applying global best practices to the San Diego region
  • The FAST Plan (Financially Achievable, Saves Time)
  • Findings, Capital Costs, Common Questions & Move SD Vision

FAST Alternative for the Mid-Coast Corridor

The Mid-Coast Corridor Study Area of the San Diego region is bounded on the north by the Del Mar Fairgrounds on the South by Mission Valley, on the west by the Pacific Ocean, and on the east generally by SR163. This includes the Golden Triangle, Sorrento Mesa, La Jolla, Pacific and Mission Beach, as well as Clairemont and University City. Regional destinations and major employers include Qualcomm, UCSD, University Towne Center (UTC) and several major hospitals, biotech and hi-tech facilities.

The San Diego Regional Association of Governments (SANDAG) is undertaking the planning process for creating new transit services promised to this area since the early 1980s. Their preferred alternative is currently a new light-rail line that extends the trolley from Old Town up to UCSD and UTC.

MoveSD has created an alternative based on FAST Planning Principles and is requesting that this alternative be included in the Environmental Impact Report for this planning process.

Click here to review this alternative – or – Click here for a project sumary

Any questions or comments? Please email us!

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