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.

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Appendix A: Transportation Projects, Programs, and Phasing
Anexo A: Proyectos, programas y etapas del transporte

Appendix B: Implementation Actions

Appendix C: Air Quality Planning and Transportation Conformity

Appendix D: Sustainable Communities Strategy Documentation and Related Information

Appendix E: Performance Monitoring

Appendix F: Regional Growth Forecast and Sustainable Communities Strategy Land Use Pattern

Appendix G: Public Involvement Plan

Appendix H: Social Equity: Engagement and Analysis

Appendix I: Tribal Consultation Process for San Diego Forward: The 2021 Regional Plan – Communication, Cooperation, and Coordination

Appendix J: Megaregion and Borders Planning and Collaboration

Appendix K: Regional Housing Needs Assessment Plan

Appendix L: Active Transportation

Appendix M: Progress on Near-Term and Continuing Actions

Appendix N: SANDAG Federal Congestion Management Process

Appendix O: Federal System Performance Report

Appendix P: Travel and Tourism

Appendix Q: Transportation Security and Safety

Appendix R: Stormwater and Resilience

Appendix S: Travel Demand Modeling Tools

Appendix T: Network Development and Performance

Appendix U: Cost Estimation Methodology

Appendix V: Funding and Revenues

Appendix W: California Coastal Trail Technical Memoranda and 2021 Technical Addendum

Appendix X: 2016 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Projections for the San Diego Region

Appendix Y: Goods Movement Planning and draft 2021 San Diego and Imperial Counties Freight Gateway Study Update

Appendix Z: California State Wildlife Action Plan

Appendix AA: Regional Habitat Conservation Vision

Appendix BB: Regional Aviation Strategic Plan and San Diego Airport Multimodal Accessibility Plan

Appendix CC: The 2020 Coordinated Plan

Appendix DD: 2021 Regional ITS Architecture Update Technical Memorandum/Primer

Appendix EE: Intraregional Tribal Transportation Strategy

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