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San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 1© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visi...
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What’s the problem?
Abandon
Hope
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1. The Trolley is not attracting large
numb...
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2. The Trolley is not attracting
the middle...
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3. Too many land uses are not well-served.
...
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4. The RTP fails to meet the City’s Climate...
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If we’re serious about:
Climate change (gree...
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What’s the solution?
Better located
& confi...
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An effective transit system doesn’t begin
w...
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It begins with locating stations—the
point...
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We want to minimize the number of
people w...
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Station
Station
…and maximize the number t...
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2-Mile
Radius
…or within a short drive of ...
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What should stations be like? We want
bett...
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...whether it’s the occasional rain…
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SHADE
...the hot sun…
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...or the wind.
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And if you’re with small children, you
sho...
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So we like stations that feel like real st...
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So we like stations that feel like real st...
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So we like stations that feel like real st...
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So we like stations that feel like real st...
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Transit station...
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Caen, France
Transit stations around the w...
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Bogotá, Colombia
Transit stations around t...
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Proposed Rapid Transit Stations
Stations b...
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Regional Commuting Patterns
Downtown Great...
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Ideal Transit Network…
Needless to say, a ...
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…but we were able to condense these down s...
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But we still had two key
problems left to ...
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How can we make transit faster? People don...
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“Rapid” Bus?
MTS #1 Bus: 30 mins.
Rapid Bu...
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Every
5 minutes
saved in a
one-way
commute...
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Leapfrogging the Region
…you can now
leapf...
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The “Last Mile” Challenge
San Diego Quickw...
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Mission Valley
¼ Mile Radius
around Trolle...
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We came up with two
solutions to the “last...
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Last Mile: “Jumping the Tracks”
STATION
ST...
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Streetcars
We also propose an extensive
ne...
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“Total Transit”
Second, we came up with th...
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The “Total Transit” Concept
2. Guaranteed
...
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It’s worth noting
that the diminutive
vehi...
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The point is, we want to make it so that a...
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Notice that up to now we haven’t said much...
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All-Stops “Trolley-Like” Service
Regional ...
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…then we need to begin with a rubber-
tire...
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Brisbane:
The Quickway Model
“Brisbane is ...
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Brisbane pioneered the Quickway
concept—gr...
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Grade separation means no cross
traffic, l...
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Quickways feature true rapid
transit stati...
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Quickways make express transit
economicall...
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Brisbane’s first
Quickway, the
Southeast
B...
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140%
120%
160%
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
2003 2...
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Future-Proofing
And Quickways can be desig...
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Our point isn’t to sing the praises of Qui...
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Long-Term Evolution
Quickway segment & stat...
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Uncongested roadwayQuickway segment & stati...
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Quickway segment & station Quickway segment...
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Quickway segment & station Quickway segment...
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What are we proposing?
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Regional Quickway System
Quickway
(Grade-S...
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New Streetcar & Light Rail
Heavy Rail
Ligh...
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Surface (At-Grade) Busways
T-Way
(At Grade...
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Freeway Lanes
(HOV, Shoulder, or Managed)
...
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Transit = FAIL!
When the freeway
is blocke...
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Scalability
Elevated
SurfaceSurfaceSurface...
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Scalability
…and then overlay other routes...
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Cowles Mtn Station, Navajo Rd
In other pla...
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Another big advantage of a Quickway networ...
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We might convert some corridors to rail as...
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Needless to say, for
Quickways to target o...
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www.quickwayproposal.wix.com/proposal
www....
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The Quickway Proposal
Heavy Rail
Light Rai...
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Bus volumes justify
expense of grade
separ...
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1. Total system cost is still less than cu...
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Brisbane’s downtown “bus
subway” features ...
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Bus volumes justify
expense of grade
separ...
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TROLLEY
RIDERSHIP
QUICKWAY
RIDERSHIP
COAST...
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Gaslamp/Convention Ctr
Gaslamp Central
Hor...
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Horton Plaza
Fashion
Valley
Santa Fe
Old T...
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SUPERSTATION
LOCAL STATION
QUICKWAY TROLLEY...
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SUPERSTATION
LOCAL STATION
QUICKWAY TROLLEY...
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SUPERSTATION
LOCAL STATION
QUICKWAY TROLLEY...
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SUPERSTATION
LOCAL STATION
QUICKWAY TROLLEY...
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Horton Plaza
Fashion
Valley
Santa Fe
Old T...
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Horton
Plaza
Fashion
Valley
Santa Fe
Old T...
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Routes directly
serving the Balboa
Park (L...
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Elevated
Surface
Tunnel
The City of San Di...
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Elevated
Surface
Tunnel
SeaWorld
Flyover
F...
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Pacific
Beach
Streetcar
System
Elevated
Su...
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Elevated
Surface
Tunnel
La Jolla/
Coronado...
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Elevated
Surface
Tunnel
Clairemont benefit...
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This illustration, from
Brisbane, depicts ...
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Kearny Mesa
Kearny Mesa is served
by both ...
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MetroXpress
Routes
MetroXpress routes
woul...
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MetroXpress
Routes
Autonomous shuttles con...
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MetroXpress
Routes
Quickways
The Greater G...
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LOSSAN
Corridor
High Speed
Rail
Streetcar...
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Santee
Grossmont
Centerline
City Heights
...
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Santee
Grossmont
Centerline
City Heights
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One of the benefits of a truly
useful tra...
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Sails to Trails
MISSION
TRAILS
BALBOA
PAR...
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Boston
“Sails to Trails” is modeled on st...
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Berlin
...like this street in Berlin…
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Lima, Peru
...and this street in Lima…
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Mexico City
...and this street in Mexico…
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New York City!
…and this proposal
for Par...
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Curitiba’s “Structural Corridors”
Curitib...
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Curitiba—Concentrated Density
By concentr...
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San Diego—Dispersed Density
In contrast, ...
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Sails to Trails
this thin green strip can...
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…shady squares that can anchor new develo...
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Millennials (Generation Y), especially, w...
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These plazas, linked by the Sails to Trai...
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Obviously, densities, building heights, a...
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The Quickway Proposal, by creating a more...
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Sails to Trails
There are numerous
preced...
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Cities all over the world
are creating or...
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Barcelona’s famous Rambla has long inspir...
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Sails to Trails
Highline
A “Highline” for...
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These plazas can anchor new development w...
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An incentive program can grant developers...
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
This kind of large-...
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Portland, Oregon
This kind of large-scale...
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Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
This kind of lar...
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Arlington County, Virginia
Arlington Coun...
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Sønder Blvd, Copenhagen
Copenhagen took a...
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Sønder Blvd, CopenhagenSønder Blvd, Copen...
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Sønder Blvd, Copenhagen
Despite the appar...
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North Park
Sails to Trails takes these le...
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Spring
Valley
Gaslamp/
Convention Ctr E
B...
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Spring ValleyGaslamp/
Convention Ctr E
Ba...
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Nimitz Boulevard in Point
Loma is a local...
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Median transitways are
proposed for a new...
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Legoland Station (connects
rapidly to Flow...
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What about costs
and ridership?
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Estimated Capital Costs
($ Billions)
$-
$...
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Projected Operating Subsidies through 205...
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If anything, these costs ignore two other...
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…and the possibility that our proposal wi...
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Today Existing
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Comparative Travel Times
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Introducing the Quickway Proposal - A Vision for a World-Class Transit System for San Diego

The Quickway Proposal is a citizen-led effort to show what an effective rapid transit system could look like for San Diego. Built on Global Best Practices, the Quickway Proposal was developed with the input of top transportation planners as well as numerous community members. The Quickway Proposal is a grand vision but is practical and cost-effective and would save residents considerable travel time as well as money, and save the region's taxpayers many billions of dollars.

Introducing the Quickway Proposal - A Vision for a World-Class Transit System for San Diego

  1. 1. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 1© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning. INTRODUCING THE Quickway Proposal A CITIZEN-BASED INITIATIVE FOR A FASTER & MORE EFFECTIVE RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM FOR SAN DIEGO for the Scripps Ranch/Miramar Ranch North Traffic Reduction Project Produced by Alan Hoffman at: urbanvisioning@outlook.com +1 (619) 232-1776 UPDATED 24 APRIL 2017
  2. 2. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 2 What’s the problem? Abandon Hope
  3. 3. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 3 1. The Trolley is not attracting large numbers of people from their cars. 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% City Bus (25%) 0% 1995 2003 % of Trolley Riders Who “Had an Auto Available” for Their Trip 2009 Source: SANDAG Why? 1. Trolley trips still take too long. 2. Stations are often not conveniently located. 3. The overall customer experience is lacking. Despite four new segments added to our Trolley system, it still doesn’t attract a larger share of “choice” riders.
  4. 4. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 4 2. The Trolley is not attracting the middle-income market. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Below $15k $15k - <$25k $25k - <$50k $50k - <$75k $75k - <$100k $100k and Up MTS Bus Trolley Commuter Rail Freeway Bus Source: SANDAG, “Results of the 2009 Onboard Transit Passenger Survey for the San Diego Region,” (February, 2011). The San Diego Trolley (light rail) attracts the identical low- income market of the MTS Bus. Household Income The Trolley attracts the same demographic as the MTS bus. Only 20% of riders come from households earning over $50k/yr.
  5. 5. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 5 3. Too many land uses are not well-served. ¼ Mile Radius around Trolley Station Office Employment Mission Valley Mission Valley is one of the region’s largest office markets… yet most office jobs aren’t within walking distance of a Trolley station!
  6. 6. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 6 4. The RTP fails to meet the City’s Climate Action Plan targets…or the Governor’s 2050 targets Our Regional Transportation Plan fails to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions enough to meet 2050 targets.
  7. 7. 7San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning If we’re serious about: Climate change (greenhouse gas impacts) Traffic congestion Quality of life Better managing and directing growth & development Then we need a transit system that’s: Significantly faster Better located More direct With a better customer experience
  8. 8. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 8 What’s the solution? Better located & configured stations A regional Quickway infrastructure A regional MetroXpress network
  9. 9. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 9 An effective transit system doesn’t begin with extending trolley or bus lines.
  10. 10. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 10 It begins with locating stations—the points around which we will grow and develop as a region.
  11. 11. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 11 We want to minimize the number of people waiting by the side of the road…
  12. 12. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 12 Station Station …and maximize the number that live within walking distance of a true rapid transit station…
  13. 13. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 13 2-Mile Radius …or within a short drive of a suburban park-and-ride station. Source: 2010 US Census population distribution
  14. 14. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 14 What should stations be like? We want better protection from the elements...
  15. 15. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 15 ...whether it’s the occasional rain…
  16. 16. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 16 SHADE ...the hot sun…
  17. 17. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 17 ...or the wind.
  18. 18. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 18 And if you’re with small children, you shouldn’t have to worry about them running or falling into the path of a vehicle.
  19. 19. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 19 So we like stations that feel like real stations, with live information announcing arrivals, full overhead protection from sun and rain, and sliding glass doors that match up to the doors on the transit vehicle. Regardless of mode—rail or bus—you should have the same consistent experience. Mode shouldn’t matter. 1 2 3 4 Waiting for vehicle
  20. 20. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 20 So we like stations that feel like real stations, with live information announcing arrivals, full overhead protection from sun and rain, and sliding glass doors that match up to the doors on the transit vehicle. Regardless of mode—rail or bus—you should have the same consistent experience. Mode shouldn’t matter. 1 2 3 4 Vehicle arrives
  21. 21. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 21 So we like stations that feel like real stations, with live information announcing arrivals, full overhead protection from sun and rain, and sliding glass doors that match up to the doors on the transit vehicle. Regardless of mode—rail or bus—you should have the same consistent experience. Mode shouldn’t matter. 1 2 3 4 Board vehicle
  22. 22. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 22 So we like stations that feel like real stations, with live information announcing arrivals, full overhead protection from sun and rain, and sliding glass doors that match up to the doors on the transit vehicle. Regardless of mode—rail or bus—you should have the same consistent experience. Mode shouldn’t matter. 1 2 3 4 Vehicle departs
  23. 23. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 23 Johannesburg, South Africa Transit stations around the world protect people from sun, wind, rain, and moving vehicles.
  24. 24. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 24 Caen, France Transit stations around the world protect people from sun, wind, rain, and moving vehicles.
  25. 25. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 25 Bogotá, Colombia Transit stations around the world protect people from sun, wind, rain, and moving vehicles.
  26. 26. San Diego Quickway Proposal 26© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Proposed Rapid Transit Stations Stations belong at the hearts of our neighborhoods. So that’s where we located them.
  27. 27. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 27 Regional Commuting Patterns Downtown Greater Golden Triangle Palomar Airport Rd How should these stations be linked up? We tried to match origins with likely destinations.
  28. 28. San Diego Quickway Proposal 28© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Ideal Transit Network… Needless to say, a spaghetti web of connections is difficult to operate...
  29. 29. San Diego Quickway Proposal 29© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning …but we were able to condense these down so that they took advantage of a manageable set of corridors.
  30. 30. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 30 But we still had two key problems left to solve.
  31. 31. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 31 How can we make transit faster? People don’t want to stop at every stop between their homes and their destinations—that can take forever. “All Stops” Express Travel Time: “All Stops” vs. Express Service
  32. 32. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 32 “Rapid” Bus? MTS #1 Bus: 30 mins. Rapid Bus: 26 mins. Time Savings: 4 mins. (13%) Distance: 5.2 miles Source: Google Maps Transit Trip Planner, In-vehicle time only for 8 am departure on Thursday, March 26, 2015 DEPART COLLEGE & EL CAJON BLVDARRIVE PARK BLVD AT UNIVERSITY AVE And much as we appreciate the new Rapid Bus lines, their average arterial speed of just 15 mph—or, for this stretch, 12 mph—isn’t really rapid. We need faster… a lot faster.
  33. 33. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 33 Every 5 minutes saved in a one-way commute One full work week 40 hours of time every year! In fact, every 5 minutes we can shave off a person’s one-way commute saves them one full work-week of their time every year—time they could better spend working, relaxing, or parenting their kids. This, by the way, is an environmental justice issue.
  34. 34. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 34San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2015 by Alan Hoffman Our solution was to overlay an express network on top of an “all-stops” network.
  35. 35. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 35San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2015 by Alan Hoffman And by having these express routes crisscross at a strategically located set of “SuperStations”…
  36. 36. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 36 Leapfrogging the Region …you can now leapfrog from most likely origins to most likely destinations with a single station-based transfer.
  37. 37. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 37 The “Last Mile” Challenge San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2015 by Alan Hoffman 1/4 Mile (5 min. walk): Effective walking distance from home. 1/2 Mile (10 min. walk): Outer bound for walking. 1 Mile (20 min. walk): The great challenge. TRANSIT STATION The second key problem was how to extend transit the “last mile” for many more people.
  38. 38. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 38 Mission Valley ¼ Mile Radius around Trolley Station Take Mission Valley, our second largest office market, for example, where most offices are beyond a 5-minute walk of a trolley station. Office Employment
  39. 39. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 39 We came up with two solutions to the “last mile” problem.
  40. 40. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 40 Last Mile: “Jumping the Tracks” STATION STATION First, we could take our express network and have these vehicles “jump the track,” as it were, to travel down major arterials not directly served by a station. By doing that, we vastly extended the reach of rapid transit.
  41. 41. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 41 Streetcars We also propose an extensive network of streetcar lines targeting dense, active corridors in highly urbanized core zones, well-integrated with our proposed station network.
  42. 42. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 42 “Total Transit” Second, we came up with the concept of “Total Transit,” a set of additional services customers could add to their monthly transit pass.
  43. 43. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 43 The “Total Transit” Concept 2. Guaranteed Parking Space at Local Transit Center 1. Neighborhood Car 3. Full Use of Transit 4. Insurance on Car For a fixed monthly price, riders would receive a small Neighborhood Electric Vehicle which would be theirs alone to use. They could take care of their local needs like shopping in addition to accessing and using the transit network.
  44. 44. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 44 It’s worth noting that the diminutive vehicle size means that we could provide structured parking for these vehicles at a cost comparable to surface parking for normal-sized cars.
  45. 45. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 45 The point is, we want to make it so that a person or family could meet a wide range of needs entirely through their transit pass, so that families don’t need to buy that 3rd or 4th car.
  46. 46. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 46 Notice that up to now we haven’t said much about mode. That’s because we believe the choice of mode should be driven by the kind of network you need to deploy to meet your strategic goals.
  47. 47. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 47 All-Stops “Trolley-Like” Service Regional Express Service One Infrastructure = Lower Cost! San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2015 by Alan Hoffman In the case of San Diego, if our strategic objective is to create a full network within twenty years, with both all-stops and express routes on the same transit infrastructure…
  48. 48. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 48 …then we need to begin with a rubber- tired but trolley-like system at its core.
  49. 49. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 49 Brisbane: The Quickway Model “Brisbane is now at the leading edge in urban mass transit… the new busway… will attract international attention for the level of quality and customer focus that [has been] incorporated.” — Hans Rat, Secretary General International Public Transport Association (IUTP) We hired the planners behind Brisbane, Australia’s, highly successful Quickway system, an example of Global Best Practices in a city not unlike San Diego.
  50. 50. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 50 Brisbane pioneered the Quickway concept—grade-separated busways that allow both All-Stops and Express services to share the same infrastructure.
  51. 51. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 51 Grade separation means no cross traffic, leading to faster and more reliable travel times. Tunnels and flyovers let transit avoid congestion and place stations in optimal locations.
  52. 52. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 52 Quickways feature true rapid transit stations with passing lanes for express routes.
  53. 53. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 53 Quickways make express transit economically viable by radically reducing travel time—a point missed even by other transit planning experts.
  54. 54. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 54 Brisbane’s first Quickway, the Southeast Busway, now routinely moves over 20,000 passengers at the peak hour in the peak location in the peak direction— about 7 ½ times the volume moved by our Trolley system at its busiest point. Peak Ridership Southeast Busway (2-lane) SD Trolley 20,000+ 2,700 at the Busiest Spot during the Busiest Hour in the Peak Direction Peak Hour Peak Location Peak Direction
  55. 55. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 55 140% 120% 160% 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 2003 2009 + 60% Brisbane: Ridership Growth 2008 Ridership: Rail: 60 million Busway: 50 million 2010 Ridership: Busway: 72 million Even with a robust electrified commuter rail system, Brisbane’s 13 miles of Quickways produced a 60% increase in transit ridership in just six-years.
  56. 56. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 56 Future-Proofing And Quickways can be designed for conversion to rail when demand warrants, such as this example from Seattle.
  57. 57. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 57 Our point isn’t to sing the praises of Quickways, or to denigrate other modes; rather, it is to say that by supporting a far faster express network fully integrated into the rest of the transit system, Quickways can shape our future growth in a way that would be cost-prohibitive with other modes.
  58. 58. 58San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Long-Term Evolution Quickway segment & station (Underground) Quickway segment & station (Underground) With Quickways, you build pieces where you need them, connect them over time, and then upconvert them to rail or some similar automated, self-guided technology.
  59. 59. 59San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Uncongested roadwayQuickway segment & station Quickway segment & station Long-Term Evolution With Quickways, you build pieces where you need them, connect them over time, and then upconvert them to rail or some similar automated, self-guided technology.
  60. 60. 60San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Quickway segment & station Quickway segment & station Long-Term Evolution With Quickways, you build pieces where you need them, connect them over time, and then upconvert them to rail or some similar automated, self-guided technology.
  61. 61. 61San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Quickway segment & station Quickway segment & station Long-Term Evolution With Quickways, you build pieces where you need them, connect them over time, and then upconvert them to rail or some similar automated, self-guided technology.
  62. 62. 62San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning What are we proposing?
  63. 63. San Diego Quickway Proposal 63© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Regional Quickway System Quickway (Grade-Separated Transitway) Heavy Rail Light Rail Quickway So what we propose is a 92-mile Quickway network targeting the densest heart of our region.
  64. 64. San Diego Quickway Proposal 64© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning New Streetcar & Light Rail Heavy Rail Light Rail Quickway Streetcar We also proposed over 60 miles of new rail lines. Our plan is clearly not “anti-rail”; it’s “right rail.”
  65. 65. San Diego Quickway Proposal 65© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Surface (At-Grade) Busways T-Way (At Grade Busway) Heavy Rail Light Rail Quickway Streetcar At-Grade Busway An additional 50 miles of surface treatments together make the system work.
  66. 66. San Diego Quickway Proposal 66© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Freeway Lanes (HOV, Shoulder, or Managed) Freeway Lanes Heavy Rail Light Rail Quickway Streetcar At-Grade Busway Freeway LanesFreeway LanesFreeway LanesFreeway LanesFreeway Lanes And while we take advantage of freeway managed lanes and HOV lanes in places…
  67. 67. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 67 Transit = FAIL! When the freeway is blocked: …freeways are no substitute for a better- located and more reliable infrastructure.
  68. 68. San Diego Quickway Proposal 68© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Scalability Elevated SurfaceSurfaceSurfaceSurfaceSurface Tunnel HILLCREST TUNNEL HOTEL CIRCLE FLYOVER HILLCREST CENTRAL UCSD HILLCREST HOTEL CIRCLE FASHION VALLEY A Quickway system doesn’t have to be built all at once. We can begin by building key pieces, like the Hillcrest Tunnel and Hotel Circle Flyover, and use surface bus lanes to link to downtown…
  69. 69. San Diego Quickway Proposal 69© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Scalability …and then overlay other routes that use existing arterials. Existing “Rapid Bus” Route New “Rapid Bus” Route Overlayed on Existing Route New “Rapid Bus” Route New “Rapid Bus” Route
  70. 70. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 70 Cowles Mtn Station, Navajo Rd In other places, we can build short dedicated transit sections, like this concept for a Cowles Mountain station on Navajo Road. Once the network is in place, new pieces can be constructed to reduce travel time, avoid congestion, and meet capacity demands.
  71. 71. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 71 Another big advantage of a Quickway network is its flexibility. In the future, we could deploy automated vehicles to increase frequencies, shorten wait times, and cost-effectively serve more destinations.
  72. 72. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 72 We might convert some corridors to rail as ridership and movement patterns warrant. None of our options are excluded, and our children will thank us for developing so flexible an approach to meeting future needs.
  73. 73. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 73 Needless to say, for Quickways to target our densest zones, they will need to travel underground in places and on elevated structures in others, much like the Trolley by SDSU. Even so, our costs are not out of line, as we’ll get to soon.
  74. 74. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 74 www.quickwayproposal.wix.com/proposal www.quickwayproposal.wix.com/proposal This presentation will showcase only a few elements of the Quickway Proposal. For a more comprehensive view, please see the reports and detailed presentations on our project website.
  75. 75. San Diego Quickway Proposal 75© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning The Quickway Proposal Heavy Rail Light Rail Quickway Streetcar At-Grade Busway Freeway LanesFreeway LanesFreeway LanesFreeway LanesFreeway Lanes 1 4 5 2 3 6 We’ll start in the urban core.
  76. 76. San Diego Quickway Proposal 76© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Bus volumes justify expense of grade separation, which in turn makes transit faster, cheaper to operate, and attract more riders. Tunnel Within the Urban Core, we propose a mostly underground Quickway infrastructure, essentially a bus subway modeled on Brisbane’s.
  77. 77. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 77 1. Total system cost is still less than current plans. 2. Major reduction in vehicle operating costs. 3. Avoids congestion in most congested areas. 4. Can be combined with water main and sewage system upgrades, saving billions of harder-to-get dollars. 5. Better supports smart growth in areas with strong market demand. Why so many tunnels?
  78. 78. San Diego Quickway Proposal 78© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Brisbane’s downtown “bus subway” features underground stations that separate passengers from vehicles.
  79. 79. San Diego Quickway Proposal 79© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Bus volumes justify expense of grade separation, which in turn makes transit faster, cheaper to operate, and attract more riders. Elevated Surface Tunnel Surface and elevated sections complement tunnel sections— together, they create a spine well- located to support future growth.
  80. 80. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 80 TROLLEY RIDERSHIP QUICKWAY RIDERSHIP COASTER RIDERSHIP Source: Modeling of ridership using 2006 trip data Projected ridership is several times that of the Trolley, with many, many more redevelopment opportunities.
  81. 81. San Diego Quickway Proposal 81© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Gaslamp/Convention Ctr Gaslamp Central Horton Plaza Laurel Fashion Valley Sharp Hospitals Uptown District Hillcrest Central Santa Fe Old Town Linda Vista/ Morena PB Central Boulevard City Heights 12th & Imperial North Park Airport East Airport West SuperStations serve both all- stops routes and our proposed MetroXpress network.
  82. 82. San Diego Quickway Proposal 82© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Horton Plaza Fashion Valley Santa Fe Old Town Linda Vista/ Morena PB Central Gaslamp/Convention Ctr Laurel Sharp Hospitals Hillcrest Central Boulevard Gaslamp Central City Heights MetroXpress Airport East Airport West Uptown District North Park MetroXpress routes branch out to serve major arterials, giving people easy access to the Quickway network.
  83. 83. 83San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning SUPERSTATION LOCAL STATION QUICKWAY TROLLEY LEGEND How MetroXpress Routes Work 1. Route departs. 1 SANTA FE HORTON PLAZA LAUREL/ BALBOA PK HILLCREST CENTER OLD TOWN HOTEL CIRCLE UCSD HILLCREST UPAS CORTEZ UPTOWN DISTRICT MetroXpress routes are at the heart of the Quickway Proposal.
  84. 84. 84San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning SUPERSTATION LOCAL STATION QUICKWAY TROLLEY LEGEND How MetroXpress Routes Work 1. Route departs. 2. Route travels along Quickways, bypassing local stations and stopping only at SuperStations.2 SANTA FE HORTON PLAZA LAUREL/ BALBOA PK HILLCREST CENTER OLD TOWN UCSD HILLCREST UPAS CORTEZ UPTOWN DISTRICT In the case of the proposed F60 (Santa Fe Express), riders would reach the Hillcrest Center SuperStation completely free of traffic and stopping just twice. HOTEL CIRCLE
  85. 85. 85San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning SUPERSTATION LOCAL STATION QUICKWAY TROLLEY LEGEND How MetroXpress Routes Work 1. Route departs. 2. Route travels along Quickways, bypassing local stations and stopping only at SuperStations. 3. Route leaves Quickway and serves a community, stopping at local stops. 3 SANTA FE HORTON PLAZA LAUREL/ BALBOA PK HILLCREST CENTER OLD TOWN UCSD HILLCREST UPAS CORTEZ UPTOWN DISTRICT When traveling along arterials, MetroXpress routes can either operate as nonstop, limited stop, or all-stop, depending on circumstances. HOTEL CIRCLE
  86. 86. 86San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning SUPERSTATION LOCAL STATION QUICKWAY TROLLEY LEGEND How MetroXpress Routes Work 1. Route departs. 2. Route travels along Quickways, bypassing local stations and stopping only at SuperStations. 3. Route leaves Quickway and serves a community, stopping at local stops. 4. Route re-enters Quickway and ends at SuperStation. SANTA FE HORTON PLAZA LAUREL/ BALBOA PK HILLCREST CENTER OLD TOWN UCSD HILLCREST UPAS CORTEZ UPTOWN DISTRICT The flexibility of Quickways allows for all of the benefits of fixed infrastructure while still allowing the route network to evolve with future needs. HOTEL CIRCLE 4
  87. 87. San Diego Quickway Proposal 87© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Horton Plaza Fashion Valley Santa Fe Old Town Linda Vista/ Morena Gaslamp/Convention Ctr Laurel Sharp Hospitals Hillcrest Central Boulevard Gaslamp Central City Heights PB Central Airport East Airport West Uptown District North Park In addition, an extensive series of streetcar routes would extend the reach of fixed infrastructure transit.
  88. 88. San Diego Quickway Proposal 88© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Horton Plaza Fashion Valley Santa Fe Old Town Linda Vista/ Morena Gaslamp/Convention Ctr Laurel Sharp Hospitals Hillcrest Central Boulevard Gaslamp Central City Heights PB Central Airport East Airport West Uptown District North Park One-Seat Ride to Balboa Park! One of these streetcars— perhaps an historic one— would connect the underground Laurel/Balboa Park SuperStation—a one- seat ride from any station pictured here—with the Plaza de Panama, the heart of Balboa Park.
  89. 89. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 89 Routes directly serving the Balboa Park (Laurel Street) Station Fun’n’Sun tourist route One-Seat Ride to Balboa Park! Core or MetroXpress Service (in Express mode) MetroXpress in local mode Many residents & visitors will have a fast, direct, one-seat ride to Balboa Park All of the depicted routes directly serve the Laurel/Balboa Park SuperStation, massively amplifying access.
  90. 90. San Diego Quickway Proposal 90© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Elevated Surface Tunnel The City of San Diego needs to rehabilitate old water and sewer lines. That project can be combined with the proposed Quickway tunnels, substantially slashing the costs of the reconstruction and using transportation dollars—which are easier to come by—to help significantly reduce the costs of our other infrastructure needs.
  91. 91. San Diego Quickway Proposal 91© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Elevated Surface Tunnel SeaWorld Flyover Fun’n’Sun Line UTC UTC West UCSD Central Library Walk Mandell Weiss Birch Aquarium Oceanography La Jolla Shores Avenida de la Playa Ardath Prospect La Jolla Cove Children’s Pool Contemporary Marine St Windansea Bird Rock Colima Turquoise Crystal Pier Grand Ave PB Drive Santa Clara El Carmel Belmont Park Bahia Quivira Sea World Groton Sports Arena Riley Old Town Presidio Hanalei Handlery Town & Country Fashion Valley Hotel Circle Hillcrest Center Laurel/Balboa Pk Cortez Horton Plaza Gaslamp Central Convention Ctr Convention West Seaport Village Old Police HQ Embarcadero S Midway Cruise Ships Embarcadero N Harbor Island Airport West Inlet Nimitz Scott America’s Cup Shelter Island Portugal The Wooded Area Fort Rosecrans Cabrillo Monument SeaWorld gets a flyover with an elevated station integrated into its entry plaza. This flyover is used by a proposed tourist-focused route, the Fun’n’Sun Line, linking many of our tourist destinations with thousands of hotel rooms, and featuring specially designed stops.
  92. 92. San Diego Quickway Proposal 92© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Pacific Beach Streetcar System Elevated Surface Tunnel Quickway tunnels lead into Pacific Beach and La Jolla, and a Pacific Beach Streetcar system connects a centrally-located SuperStation with Garnet Avenue, Mission Boulevard, and Crown Point. The tunnels bypass two more of the region’s worst traffic knots. PB Central PB Gateway
  93. 93. San Diego Quickway Proposal 93© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Elevated Surface Tunnel La Jolla/ Coronado Express From the PB Central SuperStation, MetroXpress routes fan out in all directions. Another such route, the La Jolla/Coronado Express, links La Jolla to down- town with just five intervening stops. This is faster than driving. PB Central
  94. 94. San Diego Quickway Proposal 94© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Elevated Surface Tunnel Clairemont benefits from two short underground Quickway segments. These allow us to locate stations where they can best serve residents and businesses and avoid traffic delays. Clairemont Town Square Balboa & Genessee
  95. 95. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 95 This illustration, from Brisbane, depicts a below-grade but open-air station planned for a shopping center.
  96. 96. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 96 Kearny Mesa Kearny Mesa is served by both Quickway and surface transitway (T- Way) infrastructure, placing most destinations within walking distance of a rapid transit station.
  97. 97. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 97 MetroXpress Routes MetroXpress routes would connect even more of the zone to rapid transit. Kearny Mesa
  98. 98. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 98 MetroXpress Routes Autonomous shuttles connect SuperStations with key corridors and destinations with minimal wait times. Kearny Mesa
  99. 99. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 99 MetroXpress Routes Quickways The Greater Golden Triangle is fed by well- located Quickways. MetroXpress routes branch off from them, getting closer to residents and businesses. Perhaps One Paseo could benefit from these connections?
  100. 100. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 100 LOSSAN Corridor High Speed Rail Streetcar We propose a new rail tunnel for the LOSSAN corridor on the east side of UTC, allowing for an ideally-located station that could also serve the future High Speed Rail line, while a new Streetcar line replaces today’s SuperLoop with a faster and more useful route. Virtually all major employers and many, if not most residents would now enjoy rapid access to High Speed Rail.
  101. 101. San Diego Quickway Proposal 101© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Santee Grossmont Centerline City Heights SDSU Lemon Grove Spring Valley College Elevated Surface Tunnel Mid-City and East County benefit from underground, surface, and elevated infrastructure.
  102. 102. San Diego Quickway Proposal 102© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Santee Grossmont Centerline City Heights SDSU Lemon Grove Spring Valley College MetroXpress routes branch out to serve major arterials, giving people easy access to the Quickway network.
  103. 103. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 103 0:10 0:20 0:30 0:40 0:10 0:20 0:30 0:40 Downtown to SDSU Lemon Grove to SDSU Today Today Quickway Proposal Quickway Proposal These improvements could cut travel time between Downtown and SDSU from 39 minutes today to just 18 minutes in the future—less than half the time of either the Trolley or the new Rapid Bus. Lemon Grove to SDSU, meanwhile, would be an 8 minute trip, compared to today’s 21 minutes.
  104. 104. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 104 One of the benefits of a truly useful transit system is that it lets us dream larger about our future.
  105. 105. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 105 Sails to Trails MISSION TRAILS BALBOA PARK For example, a decade ago Richard Louv wrote about my proposal for Sails to Trails, a linear park linking San Diego Bay with Mission Trails Regional Park via El Cajon Boulevard and Balboa Park.
  106. 106. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 106 Boston “Sails to Trails” is modeled on streets such as Commonwealth Avenue in Boston and similar streets in other cities…
  107. 107. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 107 Berlin ...like this street in Berlin…
  108. 108. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 108 Lima, Peru ...and this street in Lima…
  109. 109. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 109 Mexico City ...and this street in Mexico…
  110. 110. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 110 New York City! …and this proposal for Park Avenue. EXISTING PROPOSED
  111. 111. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 111 Curitiba’s “Structural Corridors” Curitiba, Brazil, adopted one of the world’s smartest growth strategies by concentrating all high density around well-located transit lines, pushing through traffic to parallel roads, and locating parks and plazas along the main corridors.
  112. 112. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 112 Curitiba—Concentrated Density By concentrating high densities immediately along well-located transit lines, most of the city was preserved for single-family housing and other lower-density uses.
  113. 113. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 113 San Diego—Dispersed Density In contrast, San Diego spread denser development widely, making it impossible to serve effectively with transit or provide near-access parks and people spaces.
  114. 114. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 114 Sails to Trails this thin green strip can link a series of plazas surrounding underground Quickway stations… MISSION TRAILS BALBOA PARK
  115. 115. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 115 …shady squares that can anchor new development, support targeted retail, and function as the community living rooms for our Mid-City neighborhoods.
  116. 116. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 116 Millennials (Generation Y), especially, want to live in such mixed-use “villages.”
  117. 117. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 117 These plazas, linked by the Sails to Trails Linear Park, are places that neighbors walk to.
  118. 118. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 118 Obviously, densities, building heights, and the size of the surrounding redevelopment zone should be decided through the Community Plan Process.
  119. 119. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 119 The Quickway Proposal, by creating a more effective transit system (faster connections to many more destinations), makes this concept viable at a wide range of densities and building forms.
  120. 120. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 120 Sails to Trails There are numerous precedents for converting even major city streets into linear parks. Sails to Trails should tell the story of San Diego and San Diegans as it passes through different environments and communities. MISSION TRAILS BALBOA PARK
  121. 121. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 121 Cities all over the world are creating or have created urban linear parks, turning streets into places for people. SAN FRANCISCO BOGOTÁ LONDON AUCKLAND
  122. 122. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 122 Barcelona’s famous Rambla has long inspired San Diego’s urban design community. With downtown set to add another 40,000 residents, this kind of amenity could prove transformative.
  123. 123. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 123 Sails to Trails Highline A “Highline” for pedestrians and bicycles could bridge over Alvarado Canyon and I-8 to make the final connection to the Trails. MISSION TRAILS BALBOA PARK
  124. 124. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 124 These plazas can anchor new development while enhancing and restoring adjacent single-family neighborhoods damaged in the 70s and 80s through insensitive and currently non-conforming “dumbbell” buildings.
  125. 125. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 125 An incentive program can grant developers density bonuses for building in station areas if they replace non-conforming buildings in adjacent neighborhoods with higher quality housing, whether detached, duplex, or row homes. An appropriate percentage of units should be made affordable.
  126. 126. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 126 Vancouver, BC, Canada This kind of large-scale transformation has precedents.
  127. 127. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 127 Portland, Oregon This kind of large-scale transformation has precedents.
  128. 128. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 128 Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil This kind of large-scale transformation has precedents.
  129. 129. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 129 Arlington County, Virginia Arlington County, Virginia, successfully developed around transit while preserving existing neighborhoods. This is doable.
  130. 130. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 130 Sønder Blvd, Copenhagen Copenhagen took a road similar in size to El Cajon Boulevard and stripped out all but 2 through lanes, turning the entire wide middle section into a linear park.
  131. 131. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 131 Sønder Blvd, CopenhagenSønder Blvd, Copenhagen Copenhagen won the European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2008 for the creation of the Sønder Boulevard linear park.
  132. 132. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 132 Sønder Blvd, Copenhagen Despite the apparent density of the surrounding community, the linear park makes it very livable and desirable.
  133. 133. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 133 North Park Sails to Trails takes these lessons from both Curitiba and Copenhagen and applies them to El Cajon Boulevard.
  134. 134. San Diego Quickway Proposal 134© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Spring Valley Gaslamp/ Convention Ctr E Barrio Logan 8th St Plaza Blvd Plaza Bonita Terra Nova Southwestern College County South San Ysidro Otay Border Palomar Elevated Surface Tunnel The South Bay features Quickways operating mostly underground through National City and Chula Vista as well as surface transitways.
  135. 135. San Diego Quickway Proposal 135© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Spring ValleyGaslamp/ Convention Ctr E Barrio Logan 8th St Plaza Blvd Plaza Bonita Terra Nova Southwestern College County South San Ysidro Otay Border Palomar MetroXpress Routes branch out to serve many of the other corridors, linking much of the South Bay into a rapid and convenient network and supporting economic development efforts.
  136. 136. The Quickway Proposal, pt. 8: North County© 2014 by The Mission Group 136136© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Managed Lanes Rail Proposed Extensions to Sprinter North County sees major improvements, too. We recommend Sprinter extensions to get closer to residents on the east and the jobs on the west.
  137. 137. The Quickway Proposal, pt. 8: North County© 2014 by The Mission Group 137137© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Grade Separated Road Oceanside Vista Palomar College Escondido Transit Ctr North County Fair Flower Fields Rancho Bernardo Palomar Airport Poinsettia Encinitas Blvd Fairgrounds Carmel Gateway Tech Ctr UCSD Central UTC A network of Quickways connects to major employment sites. We also recommend grade- separating much of El Camino Real and all of Palomar Airport Road, turning both into free- flowing roads .
  138. 138. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 138 Nimitz Boulevard in Point Loma is a local example of a grade-separated road. passing either under or over cross-streets. This can effectively double auto carrying capacity mostly within the existing footprint and dramatically cut both auto and transit times, taking significant pressure off I-5 and better supporting existing community character.
  139. 139. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 139 Median transitways are proposed for a newly grade-separated Palomar Airport Road and portions of El Camino Real.
  140. 140. The Quickway Proposal, pt. 8: North County© 2014 by The Mission Group 140140© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Oceanside Vista Palomar College Escondido Transit Ctr North County Fair Rancho Bernardo Palomar Airport Poinsettia Encinitas Blvd Fairgrounds Carmel Gateway Tech Ctr UCSD Central UTC Flower Fields An integrated set of MetroXpress and shuttle routes connects most major employment sites and tourism/shopping sites into the network.
  141. 141. 141San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning Legoland Station (connects rapidly to Flower Fields SuperStation) Pedestrian “Lego” bridge connects to Park entrance Legoland Station Even Legoland gets a special station and pedestrian bridge.
  142. 142. 142San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning What about costs and ridership?
  143. 143. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 143 Estimated Capital Costs ($ Billions) $- $5 $10 $15 $20 Quickway Proposal Existing 2050 Plan $14 $20 $Billions Our capital cost model, developed by a respected engineering firm, projected a $14 billion price tag—$6 billion less than the transit component of our Regional Transportation Plan.
  144. 144. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 144 Projected Operating Subsidies through 2050 ($ Billions) $11 $14 $19 $- $5 $10 $15 $20 Quickway Proposal: LOW Quickway Proposal: HIGH Current 2050 Plan $Billions We also projected $5-8 billion less in operating subsidies between now and 2050. Of course, these are preliminary numbers, but they are encouraging. Quickway Proposal Low Quickway Proposal High Current 2050 Plan
  145. 145. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 145 If anything, these costs ignore two other sources of savings: the road projects we will no longer need to build, as transit picks up the slack…
  146. 146. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 146 …and the possibility that our proposal will reduce the need for families to own that third or fourth car, reducing regional demand for new parking by up to $40 billion—a hidden and privatized cost of the existing plan.
  147. 147. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 147 Today Existing 2050 Plan Quickway Proposal 2050 500,000 1,000,000 Projected Daily Ridership Our ridership modeling shows huge increases in ridership at close to twice as many new trips per dollar invested than the existing plan.
  148. 148. San Diego Quickway Proposal© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning 148 Comparative Travel Times 0:10 0:20 0:30 0:40 Current Transit 0:50 1:00 Quickway Proposal When we analyzed travel time on 54 likely trip pairs, we found average reductions of just short of 2/3, meaning that an hour-long transit trip today would be about 21 minutes in our proposal—competitive with driving for many people.
  149. 149. San Diego Quickway Proposal 149© 2017 by The Center for Advanced Urban Visioning The Quickway Proposal Heavy Rail Light Rail Quickway Streetcar At-Grade Busway Freeway LanesFreeway LanesFreeway LanesFreeway LanesFreeway Lanes So there you have the Quickway Proposal—a synthesis of Global Best Practices that is uniquely San Diego.

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