Final 2021 Regional Plan
The approved 2021 Regional Plan provides a long-term blueprint for the San Diego region that seeks to meet regulatory requirements, address traffic congestion, and create equal access to jobs, education, healthcare, and other community resources. The plan is the result of years of planning, data analysis, and community engagement to reimagine the San Diego region with a transformative transportation system, a sustainable pattern of growth and development, and innovative demand and management strategies. The draft 2021 Regional Plan was circulated for public review and comment from May 28 to August 6, 2021. The SANDAG Board of Directors adopted the Final 2021 Regional Plan on December 10, 2021.
The plan combines the Regional Transportation Plan, Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS), and Regional Comprehensive Plan. As such, the 2021 Regional Plan must comply with specific state and federal mandates, including an SCS, per Senate Bill 375 (Steinberg, 2008), that achieves greenhouse gas emission reduction targets set by the California Air Resources Board; compliance with federal civil rights requirements (Title VI); and environmental justice considerations, air quality conformity, and a public participation process.