The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is set to release the Draft 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) this week. The Draft RTP is the culmination of a two-plus-year planning process and its release triggers a public comment period on the document. The 2050 San Diego Regional Bicycle Plan that was adopted in May of last year is considered an important component of the RTP and the overall transportation strategy for San Diego County going forward:
The San Diego Regional Bicycle Plan was adopted to provide a regional strategy for making the bicycle a useful form of transportation for everyday travel. It was developed to support implementation of the both the Regional Comprehensive Plan (RCP) and Regional Transportation Plan. The RCP calls for more transportation options and a balanced regional transportation system that supports smart growth and a more sustainable region. The RTP calls for a multimodal regional transportation system that includes a regional bicycle network. The Plan provides that network, as well as the programs that are necessary to support it.