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Should Santee Connect Mast Blvd. to Lakeside? City Releases Survey

Santee is updating their framework for all aspects of transportation in the city and wants your input.

Let the city know your thoughts on transportation in Santee, fill out the survey

Santee’s Development Services Director Pedro Orso-Delgado recently announced that efforts are under way to update the Circulation Element, a section of the General Plan that provides the framework for all aspects of transportation in the City. The Circulation Element addresses how local and regional traffic will circulate through Santee under both existing and future conditions, as well as the needs of bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit users.

To gather public input, a workshop is being held on December 12 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Santee Library on Carlton Hills Boulevard and the city has released a survey that residents can fill out. The workshop will provide residents an opportunity to have their voices heard about concerns over a range of issues, including traffic, safety, walking, biking and transit. WalkSanDiego, a local nonprofit organization, will be leading the outreach effort.

A stand out question in the survey asks "Should the City connect Mast Boulevard to Lakeside with potentially significant increases of traffic on Mast Boulevard?"

Other questions include:

  • Are you concerned with speeding in my neighborhood.
  • Is congestion is a major issue in Santee
  • Which major roadway has the worst congestion?
  • Are Santee’s bicycle and pedestrian facilities adequate? 

“Santee has been focusing on maintaining and improving the quality of life for residents as we grow. Updating the Circulation Element is an important part of that focus,” said Orso-Delgado. 

Santee is one of the few cities in the region with a significant amount of land suitable for development. In recent years the City has added upscale housing, a major corporate business park, and expansive shopping centers, along with a recreational complex that serves more than 350,000 people a year. According to SANDAG, the region’s municipal planning organization, Santee’s population will increase by nearly 20,000 people by 2050 and will have 30% more housing and 38% more jobs compared to 2010 census data.

Santee's transportation system plays major roles in shaping the future form and character of the City by directly affecting the location of commercial, industrial, housing, recreational and public uses, said the city. 

A City of Santee press release contributed to this post
David Hanifin December 06, 2013 at 07:29 PM
It is time to connect Mast to Lakeside.
Cheryl December 06, 2013 at 09:17 PM
This has been the plan for over a decade! Let's get this done!
rudy reyes December 07, 2013 at 11:41 AM
This is just a way for our lame council to shrug their promise to the citizens over a decade ago to connect lakeside thru mast. This is red tape to claim not needed!
George Rogers December 08, 2013 at 10:21 AM
I spend winters in Santee. Have lived in both Lakeside & Santee but will no longer shop or dine in Santee until the misguided city " officials " stop holding the people hostage to this gap in the transportation system. The latest juvenile comments about blocking the gap w/ a park. It is time to grow up and serve the best interests of the people who live, work & play on both ends of the gap in Mast Bl. Safety & access demand it, as does progress.

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