San Diego

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Initiatives by topic[edit | edit source]

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

San Diego County Bicycle Coalition


San Diego, Cycling: San Diego's roadway system provides an extensive network of routes for travel by bicycle. The dry and mild climate of San Diego makes cycling a convenient and pleasant year-round option. At the same time, the city's hilly, canyoned terrain and significantly long average trip distances—brought about by strict low-density zoning laws—somewhat restrict cycling for utilitarian purposes. Older and denser neighborhoods around the downtown tend to be friendlier to utility cycling. This is partly because of the grid street patterns now absent in newer developments farther from the urban core, where suburban style arterial roads are much more common. As a result, a vast majority of cycling-related activities are recreational. The city has some segregated cycle facilities, particularly in newer developments although the majority of road facilities specifically for bicycles are painted on regular roadways. In 2006, San Diego was rated as the best city for cycling for U.S. cities with a population over 1 million.
Bike paths in San Diego (category)

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Farmers markets in San Diego

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

In its 2013 ParkScore ranking, The Trust for Public Land reported that San Diego had the 9th-best park system among the 50 most populous U.S. cities. [1]

Wikipedia: Parks in San Diego

Social inclusion[edit | edit source]

As of December 2012, San Diego has the third-largest homeless population in the United States; the city's homeless population has the largest percentage of homeless veterans in the nation. [2]

News and comment[edit | edit source]


Jun 17 Seed libraries help communities grow food in a pandemic [3]


More minority communities are saving money and energy with renewable solar energy, Apr 21 [4]


San Diego Vows to Move Entirely to Renewable Energy in 20 Years, December 15 [5]


San Diego announces plans to become the first U.S. city to install cyber-controlled street lighting, using an "intelligent" lighting system to control 3,000 LED street lights, January 30 [6]


A sign of global warming, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography say the average surface temperature of the water at Scripps Pier in the California Current has increased by almost 3 degrees since 1950. [7]

News sources

San Diego Loves Green

Interwiki links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: San Diego


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