Author: Chip Sanders

Posted on: May 18, 2015 Posted by: Chip Sanders Comments: 0

News, Links, and Other Views

City of San Diego

  • It looks like SANDAG’s “expand the freeways” transit plan is setting up San Diego’s Climate Action Plan for failure.  The plan includes $1 billion just to “mitigate” the environmental impact of constructing more freeways compared to $200 million for bike transit projects.
  • The UT made a list of 5 great places to ride a bike in San Diego.

San Diego Region

  • Residents of Oceanside spoke out about the snail’s pace of the double tracking rail project, the limited hours of the Coaster and Sprinter, and not getting their fair share of bike infrastructure improvements.
  • Encinitas received a $2.2 million grant to redesign the Chesterfield Drive railroad crossing to make it safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • During a four year drought San Diego County’s Bike to Work Day was postponed due to rain. Meanwhile, most of the the water that fell on the region’s streets, parking lots, and freeways was dumped into the ocean.

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Posted on: April 20, 2015 Posted by: Chip Sanders Comments: 0

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City of San Diego

  • A strange and dangerous curb in the bike lane on Harbor Drive was removed after bicycle advocate Chuck Perkins, Bike SD, and local news publicized the dangerous condition.
  • San Diego Mayor, Kevin Faulconer, has focused his proposed budget on paving 300 miles of roads and has pledged to repave 1,000 miles in the next five years.
  • The City of San Diego is expected to approve a $225,000 settlement in a lawsuit brought by cyclist who was injured by a motorist on Santa Fe Street alleging defective design of the bike lane.
  • Is San Diego Bay or Mission Bay more polluted? It turns out that after a century of pollution that is a hard question to answer.

San Diego Region

  • SANDAG and the City of Encinitas will be holding a community meeting to get input on the segment of the Coastal Rail Trail from Chesterfield Drive to E Street.
  • Carlsbad has launched a Walk and Bike Carlsbad campaign to educate residents about safe biking and walking routes.
  • Coronado living: put the kids in the bike trailer and take the ferry to explore San Diego.
  • Construction to make Highway 101 more pedestrian and bicycle friendly in Leucadia is scheduled to begin 3 years from now in 2018, the Encinitas City Council is asking whether the process can be accelerated.
  • Residents of Cardiff face dangerous conditions as their neighborhood becomes an on-ramp for motorists violating traffic laws to access I-5.

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Posted on: March 16, 2015 Posted by: Chip Sanders Comments: 0

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City of San Diego

  • BikeSD is partnering with Dero to help San Diego businesses and neighborhoods provide better bike parking.
  • Here is a promotional video for BikeSD’s new bike rack program.
  • A proposed 10-year plan to fix San Diego’s streets was forwarded to the City Council. A 2011 survey found that only 35% of San Diego’s streets were in good condition.
  • A funeral was held for San Diego Police Department Detective Tim Williams who died from injuries in a bike accident.
  • A bicyclist was hit and injured by a pickup truck driver on Orange Avenue in the Teralta West neighborhood.
  • Journalism and Geology students at San Diego State University will be investigating and reporting on the air quality in their neighborhoods.

San Diego Region

  • Greater Washington DC examines San Diego’s rail transit system, including the trolley, the Coaster, the Sprinter, Amtrak, and Metrolink.
  • Design challenges face the Bayshore Bikeway in Barrio Logan and Chula Vista.
  • Coronado’s separated bike path provides its residents with the opportunity to have a relaxing day out riding bikes with their kids.
  • Air quality in San Diego County has never quite met Federal standards, now those standards may be getting even tougher.
  • According to San Diego Coastkeeper, all of the watersheds in San Diego County are polluted by waste water runoff.

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Posted on: February 2, 2015 Posted by: Chip Sanders Comments: 0

News, Links, and Other Views

City of San Diego

  • Despite a preference for walkable neighborhoods and mass transit, millenials still have to drive more often than not in San Diego.
  • Todd Gloria has called on SANDAG to use $46 million earmarked for future projects to rebuild San Diego’s infrastructure (subscription required).
  • Three charts show the troubling financial state of San Diego’s infrastructure funding.
  • San Diego City Council members are largely on the same page regarding their budget priorities for the next fiscal year.
  • San Diego’s infrastructure shortfall may be even bigger than previously thought when taking into consideration Balboa Park, Stadiums, Convention Centers, and maintenance costs.
  • San Diegans for Open Government lost their lawsuit against the city’s $120 million bond issue, but plan to appeal the decision.
  • A San Diego motorcyclist tried out car2go and found it to be a solid, fun option.
  • DecoBike is “burning the midnight oil” to connect stations and deploy bikes in San Diego as the first 20 stations opened for business on Friday.
  • A bike corral has been approved for installation in front of Modern Times Brewery.
  • Eddie Lopez of North Park Bikes was interviewed by NBC San Diego 7.
  • A pedestrian crossing University Avenue was killed by a motorist in City Heights.
  • A driver hit and injured two boys walking on the sidewalk in the Skyline area on Friday, no charges have been filed.
  • A pedestrian was injured by a motorist in Valencia Park on Saturday afternoon.

San Diego Region

  • After two years of discussion the Bayshore Bikeway may soon have a class I protected bike lane through National City.
  • Art Jones, a blind cyclist from National City, is looking to raise money to buy a new tandem racing bike.
  • The Greater San Diego Business Association (GSDBA) has launched a cycling social club to help members network and socialize.
  • Vista has approved plans to create a network of safe connected bikeways along the city’s major thoroughfares.
  • A pedestrian was hit and killed by a motorist in Escondido; police are still investigating.
  • The Encinitas City Council has approved lowering the speed limit on Saxony Road to 25 miles per hour in order to make the road safer for pedestrians.
  • Low-floor trolleys are now running on the MTS Blue Line which runs from the Mexico border to downtown San Diego.
  • A public workshop was held in Carlsbad to get input about improving the I-5 and Route 78 interchange.

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Posted on: January 26, 2015 Posted by: Chip Sanders Comments: 0

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City of San Diego

  • A bicycle thief was caught on video stealing bikes from parking garages in Little Italy.
  • The Infrastructure Committee found that nearly $4 billion is needed to fix San Diego’s infrastructure.  Currently $1.7 billion of additional funding is needed, which may go before voters in 2016.
  • A cyclist was hit and injured by a motorist on Adams Avenue and Boundary Street in North Park.
  • Circulate San Diego is asking that city leaders implement a Vision Zero program targeting 8 dangerous corridors in San Diego.
  • A suspected hit and run driver was arrested in Del Cerro.

San Diego Region

  • A bicyclist was severely injured by the driver of an SUV on Fourth Avenue and J Street in Chula Vista.

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