Here in San Diego, California, we are well behind the world’s leading innovators in transportation, and even rank poorly in our own country. If the city has any hope to develop in a resilient fashion, it must start with reliable transit options since the system is so directly related to critical issues such as health, economics, and the environment.
Most importantly, to fight climate change, we must wean ourselves off our dependence on the automobile and reinvent the way we view transit. While public transportation is becoming more popular as a whole in the US, San Diego’s ridership numbers have actually stalled over the past few years, with many residents still opting to commute to work in their single occupancy vehicles. In addition, San Diego ranks poorly in transportation infrastructure, air quality, and safety.