WalkSanDiego is dedicated to enhancing the livability of communities through promotion, education, and advocacy, by making walking a safe and viable choice for all people.
We envision San Diego communities that invite walking as a preferred choice for transportation and recreation for all people.
Walking is a fundamental human activity and basic social need, and people of all abilities should be able to walk safely along and across all streets and designated walkways in their communities.
Walkable community policies promote health, economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and social equity.
Transportation and street design decisions ultimately influence the safety and viability of walking. Therefore, designs that accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians should be integrated into all decisions about streets and walkways.
The best land use decisions enhance walkability by creating proximity to destinations.
Walkable streets can strengthen communities by promoting random, spontaneous social interaction among neighbors, merchants, and families.
Walking provides an additional travel choice that helps promote a variety of transportation options.
Low income communities are disproportionately impacted by poor walking conditions and should be prioritized for infrastructure improvements that enhance walkability.