The City of San Diego encompasses approximately 330 square miles and has a population of 1.28 million. The Downtown Community Plan area covers approximately 1,450 acres. Its population of approximately 37,000 is anticipated to grow to 90,000 residents by 2035. Presently, 75,000 people work downtown and it is projected that by 2030 the workforce population could increase to 168,000. View a detailed map of downtown here.
In 2006, the City Council adopted the Downtown Community Plan, which establishes the City of San Diego’s goals and policies for this anticipated growth in order to create a highintensity urban environment that is sustainable, livable and attractive both to its residents and workers as well as to all San Diegans and visitors. The City Council adopted the City of San Diego General Plan in 2008, establishing additional goals and policies for pedestrian, bicycle, and transit mobility in its Mobility Element (open and download).
In 2012, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) chose the Mobility Plan as one of its grant awards under the Active Transportation Grant Program. These funds have been coupled with funds from the Downtown Parking District in order to complete the Mobility Plan.
Learn more about the project and the planning process, and how you can get involved. Share your vision and ideas through the online questionnaire.