A deal between the San Diego International Airport and the California Coastal Commission will pave the way for a 3,000-space parking garage—in the hopes that people don’t use it.
"San Diego International Airport officials are expected to get the green light this week to build an $80 million mega parking structure on North Harbor Drive – with a curious caveat. They must encourage the public not to use it," reports Ashly McGlone.
"Staff at the California Coastal Commission is recommending board approval for the three-story, 3,000-space garage that will service Terminal 2 if, and only if, the airport agrees to several conditions – many centered on encouraging people to take public transit to the airport, bypassing the need to park there."
McGlone provides more details on the curious political circumstances that led to the decision, and the thinking on either side of the issue. This project will be one to watch in future years to evaluate changes in level of service and vehicle miles travelled.
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