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Given San Diego's unique position as an international gateway, the Borders Planning and Coordination program recognizes economic development and homeland security as pressing cross border issues.

Current Binational Projects

State Route 11 and Otay Mesa East Port of Entry

This innovative project will improve the efficient movement of people, goods, and services between the United States and Mexico.


SANDAG coordinates a number of comprehensive planning efforts to improve border transportation and infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Economic Development

The San Diego region, combined with neighboring counties and northern Baja California, has the necessary scale and diversity to compete in the global marketplace.

Impacts of Border Delays at California-Baja California Ports of Entry

Assess the economic and air quality/climate impacts caused by border delays at California-Baja California ports of entry.

Bike to Work Day

A binational event celebrated on the third Friday in May as part of National Bike Month.

Past Binational Projects

2034 Tijuana, Tecate, and Playas de Rosarito Metropolitan Strategic Plan

Provides guidelines to achieve significant change in the environmental, economic, urban, social, and institutional development of of Tijuana, Tecate, and Playas de Rosarito.

Tijuana River Watershed Project

SANDAG collaborated with the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration to create a map displaying data on vegetation, land use and soil of the Tijuana Watershed from U.S. and Mexican sources.