Monday, March 25, 2013

Growing marketplace jobs and transit in Southwest Riverside County

(3/25/13) – IE Transit Talking Points Short

The Transit Coalition is taking a critical look into major redevelopment proposals advocated by the cities of Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar and Lake Elsniore. These cities envision urban, European-style development along a historic commercial corridor, the old Highway 395, which parallels the I-15 freeway and connects the historic downtowns of each of these cities together. The cities envision parks, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods and more mass transit.

The Transit Coalition supports infill smart growth development and better mobility options. With a region of a skilled, well-educated workforce, each of these cities will need to recognize that this master-planned development must address the area's need for local marketplace jobs, primary schools and universities, and entertainment. Many residents currently have to travel long distances by car to access many of these amenities. The cities should adopt both business-friendly and transit-oriented development policies.

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