Author: Mana Monzavi

Posted on: September 7, 2018 Posted by: Mana Monzavi Comments: 0

2018 District 4 County Supervisor Endorsement

We are far past seeking consensus solutions.” — Nathan Fletcher

Nathan FletcherIn 2012, Nathan Fletcher released a bicycle plan as part of his campaign for Mayor of San Diego. It was a clear moment signaling bicycling has become part of the local political discussion. The competing candidates were forced to follow his lead and address active transportation. In the past 6 years, San Diego has created many plans for safer streets. However, we need more leadership like the kind Fletcher can provide to implement plans on our streets.

In 2018, Fletcher’s leadership will be needed. As Fletcher highlighted in his answers to the our BikeSD questionnaire, recent state legislation, AB805, has given San Diego the opportunity to break free from of its autocentric past. County Supervisors hold important board seats on Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).  Any potential ballot measure by either of this agencies need to support active transportation. Nathan’s consistent support for bicycles would be a welcome voice for change on those boards. As a reminder, Fletcher is running to replace the primary architect of the Hillcrest Gap in the Uptown bikeway. BikeSD agrees with Fletcher that San Diego is “past seeking consensus solutions“ in implementing plans for safe streets.  

Bike San Diego proudly endorses Nathan Fletcher for District 4 County Supervisors. Please visit his website, volunteer and donate to support his campaign. 

Posted on: September 30, 2016 Posted by: Mana Monzavi Comments: 0

BikeSD Letter to Planning Commission on Uptown Community Plan

City of San Diego Planning Commission
1222 First Ave, Fifth Floor
San Diego, CA 92101

Dear Members of the Planning Commission,

Bike San Diego asks the Planning Commission to reject the Uptown Community Plan Update. While we acknowledge the many years of effort developing the Update, the current version of the plan is inconsistent with the requirements of the City’s Climate Action Plan and therefore should not be approved.

Posted on: September 25, 2016 Posted by: Mana Monzavi Comments: 1

No Way On Measure A

This November, voters like you will be faced with a decision on SANDAG’s ballot measure, Measure A. SANDAG’s goal: get San Diego County voters to give a blank check to the tune of $18 billion for the agency to ensure that there will be no guarantees of traffic congestion relief, despite the agency’s public relations campaign promising congestion relief.

nowaymeasurea-793

This past Thursday, the Measure A opponents (of which BikeSD is a member), held a kick-off event to highlight the burden that Measure A would place on San Diego, contrary to SANDAG’s claims.

Posted on: June 9, 2016 Posted by: Mana Monzavi Comments: 0

Downtown Mobility Plan – Member Point of View

By: Jordan Kohl, BikeSD Member

The San Diego City Council will soon be voting on the Downtown Mobility Plan, which outlines a network of protected bike lanes, pedestrian greenways, curb bulb-outs, road diets, and more. The benefits of this plan are numerous: reduced green house gas emissions, reduced congestion, reduced demand for parking, and increased mobility options for everyone. However the greatest benefit to me is that it will make downtown San Diego a safe place for my daughter to ride her bike.

Screen Shot 2016-06-08 at 4.42.35 PM

Posted on: May 24, 2016 Posted by: Mana Monzavi Comments: 0

Bike Month Bash 2016

Kick off summer and celebrate the end of Bike Month with BikeSD at the Lafayette Hotel with a massive pool party following an easy townie ride. The annual Bike Month Bash will take place on June 4th, 2016, rain or shine, starting and finishing once again at The Lafayette Hotel in North Park, San Diego. Riders will have the opportunity to enjoy the complete Lafayette Hotel experience.  The 15-mile ride will take riders through the historic neighborhoods of North Park, Hillcrest, Normal Heights & City Heights. Register online through June 2nd.

Bike San Diego Bike Month Bash 2016

Wanna know why you should attend? Here is a personal story from member/volunteer Aire H. Thank you Aire for sharing your experience from last year’s ride.