We have had many success stories, below are just a few of our projects. To view our publications about some of these projects, please click here.
Since 1998, WalkSanDiego has initiated or responded to over 100 opportunities to educate and advocate for pedestrian-friendly environments.
Generated dozens of news stories about the plight of pedestrians in the San Diego region.
Helped SDSU psychology professor, Dr. James Sallis, design a study that conclusively showed residents in walkable neighborhoods walk more and are more fit than those in less walkable neighborhoods.
Convinced the San Diego Association of Governments SANDAG to (1) establish a Walkable Communities Advisory Committee, (2) set aside $1 million in TransNet funds for Pedestrian Demonstration Project Grants, and (3) publish regional Model Pedestrian Design Guidelines.
Successfully lobbied SANDAG to include $280 million in the current TransNet proposal for walking, biking, and traffic calming projects.
Played a key role in overhauling the City of San Diego's Street Design Manual to be more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.
Published a traffic calming guide, available for $15, entitled Slow Down! Taming Neighborhood Traffic.
Published a glossy, illustrated (and free) "Walkability Checklist" to help neighborhood residents diagnose their own pedestrian issues.
Assisted over 60 neighborhoods, some multiple times, to help them understand and advocate for pedestrian safety improvements.
Pushed the San Diego Planning Department to pursue a Pedestrian Master Plan (to be fair, they didn't need much prodding).
Twice visited Capitol Hill to lobby the U.S. Congress on TEA-3 pedestrian issues.
Sponsored several pedestrian design and traffic calming trainings by national expert, Dan Burden.
Wrote scores of letters supporting local, state, and federal bills providing funding and policy support for pedestrian facilities, and others supporting pedestrian-friendly standards and private developments.
Conducted dozens of walks showcasing walkable environments.
Helped instigate traffic calming plans in Hillcrest, North Park, Bird Rock, and Torrey Hills (with more on the way in San Ysidro, Sherman Heights, Southeastern San Diego, and possibly Carlsbad Village).
Helped neighborhoods acquire planning grants totaling over $1 million.