San Diego Mayoral Debate on Transportation and Quality of Life – Tonight, September 19th

‘Walk. Bike. Move. Live.’ will be the only 2012 mayoral debate on quality of life in America’s Finest City

Transportation advocacy groups have lined up a mayoral debate tonight – September 19th – at the University of San Diego.  Walk San Diego, the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, Move San Diego, Urban Land Institute San Diego/Tijuana District Council have hooked up with USD to hold the debate, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the University of San Diego’s Shiley Theatre.

Pensions aren’t the only issue facing San Diego in the upcoming election. Come learn the views and opinions of San Diego’s 2012 Mayoral Candidates on quality of life issues.Walk. Bike. Move. Live. A San Diego Mayoral Debate will give voters the chance to engage mayoral candidates on improved transportation, sustainable economic development and growth and quality of life for all San Diegans.

Mayoral candidates, Congressman Bob Filner and City Councilmember Carl DeMaio will be the headliners, of course, at the theater, located at 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, where hundreds are expected.

To get there, use Transit , Bus Route 44 stops right in front of USD. Complimentary bike valet will be provided.

The debate will be streamed live here at and the Twitter feed will be on #WalkBikeMoveLive

Here is the schedule: Today, September 19, 2012

  • 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. VIP Reception with candidates for sponsors and hosts
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Live Debate
  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Post-debate Reception with refreshments

TICKETS: Are only $5.00 online or $10 at the door. Online tickets can be purchased here .

Walk. Bike. Move. Live. will address what the mayoral candidates have planned for the following:

  • Improving and increasing transportation choices beyond cars
  • Livable, walkable and bikeable communities
  • Sustainable, smart urban growth and development
  • Providing employment opportunities close to home and vice-versa

This will be the ONLY mayoral debate that will have a primary focus on enhancing and improving quality of life through how we live in and move around America’s Finest City.

More about the debate’s sponsors:

MOVE SAN DIEGO: Move San Diego advocates for convenient, on-time, healthy, sustainable transportation throughout the San Diego region. Their mission is to organize and serve a broad collaboration of people and organizations to prioritize, fund, and implement sustainable, healthy, convenient transportation and related land use solutions that get people and goods wherever they are going, on time, throughout the San Diego region. For more information on Move San Diego, please visit

SAN DIEGO COUNTY BICYCLE COALITION: San Diego County Bicycle Coalition is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which advocates for and protects the rights of all people who ride bicycles. They promote bicycling as a mainstream, safe and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation. For more information on the Bicycle Coalition, please visit

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE: The Urban Land Institute San Diego/Tijuana District Council provides leadership in the responsible use of land, and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. As the “go to” land use organization for real estate issues in our region, the Council facilitates the open exchange of ideas among industry leaders, practitioners and policy makers. The District Council also sponsors monthly educational forums. For more information on the Urban Land Institute San Diego/Tijuana District Council, please visit

WALK SAN DIEGO: Walk San Diego is dedicated to enhancing the livability of communities through promotion, education, and advocacy, by making walking a safe and viable choice for all people. For more information about Walk San Diego, please visit