Cover slide of the Gilman Drive road diet presentation, November 2018, by Judi Tentor

Gilman Drive (La Jolla) buffered bike lane update

Cover slide of the Gilman Drive sewer line re-striping presentation, November 2018 A four-lane road, Gilman Drive in La Jolla near the Univ. of California San Diego (UCSD), recently had new sewer lines installed. A stretch of this newly-repaved road was mere weeks away from getting re-striped when BikeSD mobilized to have the speed limit reduced and buffered bike lanes added. BikeSD Executive Director Judi Tentor quickly assembled a Powerpoint and made a presentation to the University City…

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Normal Street Promenade before and after photo. Left side shows University at Normal St as currently configured in 2018. On the left, a rendering in 2016 of the promenade.

Normal Street Promenade Workshop Needs Biker Input on January 22

The image at right is a 2016 artist's rendering by KTU+A of a potential configuration of a new Normal Street. It isn't the current design under consideration but merely a sketch.   Hillcrest could have a new urban park-like ‘promenade' by the year 2020, if Councilmember Chris Ward’s plan for the Normal Street Promenade meet with success. The Normal Street Promendade (2016 sketches shown above) will piggyback onto SANDAG's Eastern Hillcrest Bikeway Project (Phase 2) through this corridor in…

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Three red JUMP bikes on University and 4th Ave in San Diego, CA.

Free JUMP ebike rides through December 9

On November 19, 2018, Uber announced the launch of dockless electric bikeshare service JUMP in San Diego. JUMP bikes are electric and provide a boost with every pedal (up to 20 mph), making it easier for riders to get around their city without breaking a sweat. If you've been wanting to see what it feels like to ride an ebike, this is a great opportunity to check them out at no cost. Uber is giving everyone five free trips up to 30 minutes long each day through December 9. Unlock them using the…

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Gilman Dr, La Jolla - during sewer line replacement, 2018

Gilman Drive bike facility (La Jolla)

BikeSD Executive Director Judi Tentor will be speaking at the University Community's Plan Update Subcommittee in an effort to get striping done in the Gilman Dr. Sewer Line Replacement segment to create an enhanced bicycle facility. Meeting starts at 6pm on November 13, 2018. Judi is on the agenda at 8pm. Location: Alexandria Building, 10300 Campus Pointe Dr., 2nd floor, La Jolla. Photos from the Flickr series here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bicycle_dreaming/sets/72157697610916390

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Biker on Pacific Highway

BikeSD Supports Your Journey by Bike

Bicycling can change the lives of people in San Diego by providing affordable and sustainable urban transportation. The number of communities benefiting from this form of transportation is growing every day, but we still have a lot to do before reaching our goal of providing safe and comfortable bicycle infrastructure in San Diego neighborhoods.   We are an organization of advocates and visionaries who bring varying backgrounds, ideas, and points of view to the work of making San Diego a…

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Inclusivity, Resilience, and Bicycles

Bicycling Research and Social Justice Women, Trans, and Femmes bicyclists were reassured regarding their place in the bicycling community last week at the San Diego Regional Bike Summit. Ringing in day one of the San Diego Regional Bike Summit, keynote speaker Adonia Lugo, author of Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance led attendees on a journey through culture and mobility in Los Angeles. Lugo has spearheaded multiple projects across the nation, including but not limited…

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Bike Infrastructure Explained: Bike Box

Bike box University Ave and 6th Ave This post is the first in a series of posts that will explain and illustrate bicycle infrastructure designs. These are the designs we want to see on our streets.…

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Balboa Station Plan: Does it solve the mobility issues around Balboa Ave station?

As anyone that has ridden along the Rose Canyon Bike Path or in the UTC area knows, SANDAG is in the process of extending the Mid-Coast Trolley from Old Town to UCSD and UTC area. The potential of…

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A response to Hillcrest Business Association’s Campaign against Uptown Bikeway

Our friends at Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) have resumed their social media push to gut San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Uptown bikeway. While tempting to ignore the HBA’s stale…

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Closing the Hillcrest Gap: Councilmember Todd Gloria’s departing gift?

University Ave between 5th and 6th: 8 lanes devoted to moving and storing cars; none for bikes.   “We couldn’t accomplish that at SANDAG but I think we can accomplish that as a city project.”…

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