Vision for the 2021 Regional Plan

Blueprint illustration  of 5 Big Moves combined

A Bold New Vision

The SANDAG Board of Directors approved an action plan on February 22, 2019, to develop a bold new vision for the 2021 Regional Plan with the goal to transform the way people and goods move throughout the San Diego region by providing compelling alternatives to driving. This innovative transportation system will strive to get people where they need to go quickly, meet or exceed state climate goals,
and support local jurisdictions’ achievements of Climate Action Plan goals using proven technologies and those on the horizon.
This new vision for the future will build on the significant public input received so far, as well as ensure  social equity, sustainability, supporting land use and housing, and economic opportunities. Completion of the Regional Plan is anticipated in late 2021. In the meantime, SANDAG will continue to deliver on projects throughout the San Diego region to improve travel options, air quality, and safety.

Strategies to Transform our Region's Transportation System 

As the first major step to developing a bigger and bolder transportation vision, key strategies – known as the 5 Big Moves - were introduced on Friday, April 26, 2019, at a joint meeting of the SANDAG Board of Directors, its Policy Advisory Committees, and the Independent Taxpayers Oversight Committee. The 5 Big Moves will set the framework for a new transportation vision for our region that will help meet the San Diego region’s environmental goals, add capacity to the freeway system, and create compelling transportation alternatives to driving. View an overview of the 5 Big Moves in this brochure (English | Español) or watch the 5 Big Moves webinar series

Community Involvement

The 2021 Regional Plan will be our region’s collective vision for the future. During each step in the plan development process, SANDAG will reach out to the community to seek your input. The input gathered from thousands of people throughout 2018 – through a series of open houses and subregional community conversations, community-based organization outreach events, Board workshop, surveys, and social media – provides a solid foundation to start developing this vision.

Join us in the SANDAG Vision Lab during community drop-in hours. For more opportunities to get involved as the process continues, view the Community Input page and calendar of events, or subscribe to receive email updates. You also can provide comments online by completing this form (English | Español) or emailing