Hi! It’s Bike San Diego. We’re the friendly local advocacy group fighting for safe streets to bicycle on – whether you’re going to work, school, the gym, or the park. If you haven’t bicycled around the neighborhoods of San Diego in the past we’d like to welcome you the the fun and enjoyment that is riding a bike. Congrats on taking the first step! You’ve made a wise choice and one that is great for the environment, your health, building community, and driving our regional economy. That’s the good news.
The bad news, as you may have already noticed, is that San Diego has very little support for people looking to bicycle – including in our most “walkable” neighborhoods. Take a ride through North Park, or Pacific Beach, Little Italy, La Jolla, or pretty much any community. Notice any bike lanes? Probably not. You may find some sharrows but likely won’t find any sort of accommodation for safely and comfortably biking in our city. High speed roads, speeding drivers, and a lack of dedicated bicycle lanes can make it intimidating to bicycle here, even for short trips.