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Kearny Mesa Rapid Safe Routes to Transit

Safe Routes to Transit is a term used to describe street and sidewalk improvements that make it safer and more comfortable for people to walk or bike to and from transit stops and stations, as well as home, work, and retail destinations. Safe Routes to Transit access improvements are designed to enhance access to transit, but benefit everyone who walks or bikes in areas up to a mile away from transit stations.

The Kearny Mesa Rapid Safe Routes to Transit project identifies potential improvements to the Kearny Mesa area. These improvements are centered around Rapid 235 stations on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard at Complex Drive and Overland Avenue, and extend as far as Convoy Street to the west, Balboa Avenue to the south, State Route 52 to the north, and Ruffin Road to the east. 

The project proposes safer pedestrian crossings through implementation of high visibility crosswalks on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard at Complex Drive and Overland Avenue, as well as enhanced crossings and bike facilities - such as protected bike lanes or bike boulevards - on Lightwave Avenue, Spectrum Center Boulevard, and Mercury Street. Wayfinding signage also will help people who walk to or from transit easily locate destinations in the area.

Conceptual planning has been completed and was funded through a grant awarded by the Strategic Growth Council. SANDAG is currently applying for Statewide Active Transportation Program funding for design and construction of the project. 

Project Manager

Christine Eary, Associate Regional Planner
Phone: (619) 699-6928, Email:

For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or