bicyclecity (USA) and sofar vs Southern California madness continued
-  http://www.bicyclecity.com/ is a project based in Cincinati, Ohio, but focusing on all of the US. I heard they are funded by a guy who sold a company to the Monster jobs site and decided to use what he made to fund this project.
They list San Diego at the top of their page on California:
 http://colinleath.googlepages.com/LLI005v7LtrtoSANDAGre2007RTPDEIR-FIN.pdf (2mb) or http://tinyurl.com/2tcljz
is a response to a draft environmental impact report for the San Diego Association of Governments 2007 regional transportation plan.
which may be of interest to others interested in a top-down approach to changing entrenched car-culture.
Recently, I haven't been noticing anything particularly enlightened happening in San Diego: they continue free parking, they fight against density, they use transportation funds to build car infrastructure, they raise fares and eliminate transfers.
I expect this is because so much of the (politically dominant) constituency here is acting to defend status quo.
Barring leaders presenting to constituents a compelling vision of a proximity-based lifeway and an urban form that supports that, maybe most of the change that occurs in San Diego will be forced on the establishment by California-wide policies and nature.
Anything that opens constituents to the desirability of significant change as opposed to a defense of what they know could also help.
am I caring for our body?
am I caring for our mind?
am I aware of our ground?