Markussj21: /* Transportation */beginning in November 2021 -> since November 2021 as Nov. already passed

Transportation: beginning in November 2021 -> since November 2021 as Nov. already passed


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San Diego’s roadway system provides an extensive network of cycle routes. Its dry and mild climate makes cycling a convenient year-round option; however, the city’s hilly terrain and long average trip distances make cycling less practicable. Older and denser neighborhoods around the downtown tend to be oriented 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, the majority of cycling is recreational. In 2006, San Diego was rated the best city (with a population over 1&nbsp;million) for cycling in the U.S.<ref name=”BestBike”>{{cite news|title=San Diego, Madison (WI) and Boulder (CO) Are Best among Cities of Their Size, While Atlanta, Boston and Houston Are Worst |publisher=Bicycling |date=January 26, 2006 |url=http://www.bikechattanooga.org/BicyclingMagazineRecognizesChattanoogainTop21Cities.html |access-date=April 22, 2009 |url-status=dead |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20090131075226/http://www.bikechattanooga.org/BicyclingMagazineRecognizesChattanoogainTop21Cities.html |archive-date=January 31, 2009 }}</ref>
San Diego’s roadway system provides an extensive network of cycle routes. Its dry and mild climate makes cycling a convenient year-round option; however, the city’s hilly terrain and long average trip distances make cycling less practicable. Older and denser neighborhoods around the downtown tend to be oriented 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, the majority of cycling is recreational. In 2006, San Diego was rated the best city (with a population over 1&nbsp;million) for cycling in the U.S.<ref name=”BestBike”>{{cite news|title=San Diego, Madison (WI) and Boulder (CO) Are Best among Cities of Their Size, While Atlanta, Boston and Houston Are Worst |publisher=Bicycling |date=January 26, 2006 |url=http://www.bikechattanooga.org/BicyclingMagazineRecognizesChattanoogainTop21Cities.html |access-date=April 22, 2009 |url-status=dead |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20090131075226/http://www.bikechattanooga.org/BicyclingMagazineRecognizesChattanoogainTop21Cities.html |archive-date=January 31, 2009 }}</ref>
San Diego is served by the [[San Diego Trolley]] light rail system,<ref name=”SD-Trolley”>{{cite web | title=SDMTS – Trolley Information | publisher=San Diego Metropolitan Transit System | url=http://www.sdmts.com/Trolley/Trolley.asp | year=2013 | access-date=July 15, 2013}}</ref> by the [[San Diego Metropolitan Transit System|SDMTS bus system]],<ref>{{cite web | title=SDMTS – Bus Routes | publisher=San Diego Metropolitan Transit System | url=http://www.sdmts.com/mtscr/BusRoutes.aspx | year=2013 | access-date=July 15, 2013}}</ref> private [[Share taxi#United States|jitneys]] in some neighborhoods,<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.sdmts.com/sites/default/files/attachments/service_evaluation_report.pdf |title=System and Service Evaluation |date=January 2017 |publisher=San Diego Metropolitan Transit System |access-date=March 23, 2022}}</ref> and by [[Coaster (San Diego)|Coaster]]<ref name=”Coaster”>{{cite web | title=COASTER – NCTD | publisher=North County Transit District | url=http://www.gonctd.com/coaster | access-date=September 21, 2013}}</ref> and [[Pacific Surfliner|Amtrak Pacific Surfliner]]<ref name=”Surfliner”>{{cite web | title=Pacific Surfliner Train – from Los Angeles to San Diego & More – Amtrak | publisher=National Railroad Passenger Corporation | url=http://www.amtrak.com/pacific-surfliner-train | year=2013 | access-date=July 15, 2013}}</ref> commuter rail; northern [[San Diego County, California|San Diego county]] is also served by the [[Sprinter (light rail)|Sprinter]] light rail line.<ref>{{cite web | title=SPRINTER – NCTD | publisher=North County Transit District | url=http://www.gonctd.com/sprinter | access-date=September 21, 2013}}</ref> The trolley primarily serves downtown and surrounding urban communities, [[Mission Valley, San Diego, California|Mission Valley]], east county, and coastal south bay. A mid-coast extension of the Trolley operates from [[Old Town, San Diego, California|Old Town]] to [[University City, San Diego, California|University City]] and the [[University of California, San Diego]] along the I-5 Freeway, beginning in November 2021. The Amtrak and Coaster trains currently run along the coastline and connect San Diego with Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura via [[Metrolink (Southern California)|Metrolink]] and the Pacific Surfliner. There are two Amtrak stations in San Diego, in [[Old Town Transit Center (MTS Transit Center)|Old Town]] and [[Union Station (San Diego, California)|the Santa Fe Depot]] downtown. San Diego transit information about public transportation and commuting is available on the Web and by dialing “511” from any phone in the area.<ref>{{cite web|title=511 Overview |url=http://www.511sd.com/About511.aspx |publisher=SANDAG |access-date=July 15, 2013 |url-status=dead |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20130724071539/http://www.511sd.com/About511.aspx |archive-date=July 24, 2013 }}</ref>
San Diego is served by the [[San Diego Trolley]] light rail system,<ref name=”SD-Trolley”>{{cite web | title=SDMTS – Trolley Information | publisher=San Diego Metropolitan Transit System | url=http://www.sdmts.com/Trolley/Trolley.asp | year=2013 | access-date=July 15, 2013}}</ref> by the [[San Diego Metropolitan Transit System|SDMTS bus system]],<ref>{{cite web | title=SDMTS – Bus Routes | publisher=San Diego Metropolitan Transit System | url=http://www.sdmts.com/mtscr/BusRoutes.aspx | year=2013 | access-date=July 15, 2013}}</ref> private [[Share taxi#United States|jitneys]] in some neighborhoods,<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.sdmts.com/sites/default/files/attachments/service_evaluation_report.pdf |title=System and Service Evaluation |date=January 2017 |publisher=San Diego Metropolitan Transit System |access-date=March 23, 2022}}</ref> and by [[Coaster (San Diego)|Coaster]]<ref name=”Coaster”>{{cite web | title=COASTER – NCTD | publisher=North County Transit District | url=http://www.gonctd.com/coaster | access-date=September 21, 2013}}</ref> and [[Pacific Surfliner|Amtrak Pacific Surfliner]]<ref name=”Surfliner”>{{cite web | title=Pacific Surfliner Train – from Los Angeles to San Diego & More – Amtrak | publisher=National Railroad Passenger Corporation | url=http://www.amtrak.com/pacific-surfliner-train | year=2013 | access-date=July 15, 2013}}</ref> commuter rail; northern [[San Diego County, California|San Diego county]] is also served by the [[Sprinter (light rail)|Sprinter]] light rail line.<ref>{{cite web | title=SPRINTER – NCTD | publisher=North County Transit District | url=http://www.gonctd.com/sprinter | access-date=September 21, 2013}}</ref> The trolley primarily serves downtown and surrounding urban communities, [[Mission Valley, San Diego, California|Mission Valley]], east county, and coastal south bay. A mid-coast extension of the Trolley operates from [[Old Town, San Diego, California|Old Town]] to [[University City, San Diego, California|University City]] and the [[University of California, San Diego]] along the I-5 Freeway since November 2021. The Amtrak and Coaster trains currently run along the coastline and connect San Diego with Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura via [[Metrolink (Southern California)|Metrolink]] and the Pacific Surfliner. There are two Amtrak stations in San Diego, in [[Old Town Transit Center (MTS Transit Center)|Old Town]] and [[Union Station (San Diego, California)|the Santa Fe Depot]] downtown. San Diego transit information about public transportation and commuting is available on the Web and by dialing “511” from any phone in the area.<ref>{{cite web|title=511 Overview |url=http://www.511sd.com/About511.aspx |publisher=SANDAG |access-date=July 15, 2013 |url-status=dead |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20130724071539/http://www.511sd.com/About511.aspx |archive-date=July 24, 2013 }}</ref>
[[File:View of CBX bridge from parking lot on U.S. side.jpg|thumb|[[Cross Border Xpress]] bridge from the terminal in San Diego on the right to the main terminal of Tijuana Airport on the left]]
[[File:View of CBX bridge from parking lot on U.S. side.jpg|thumb|[[Cross Border Xpress]] bridge from the terminal in San Diego on the right to the main terminal of Tijuana Airport on the left]]

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