The Uptown Bikeways project is one of the first high priority projects identified in the San Diego Regional Bike Plan to be funded. Critical segments are incomplete or broken. BikeSD continues to press for completion of this project as originally envisioned.

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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…

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BikeSD meeting to discuss the Uptown bike corridor

BikeSD Uptown Committee Meeting Recap

Some of the BikeSD Uptown Committee Meeting Attendees Monday night, BikeSD held the first meeting of its Uptown Committee. Uptown is a very important community for walkability and bikeability in San Diego. Home to many popular late-night businesses, it is also a major crossroads of the city. Streets like University and Washington connect…

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Biker in Uptown, San Diego

On Monday 10/20: City to Present Plan to Extend 4th and 5th Buffered Bike Lanes; Leo Wilson Continues his Campaign Against Bicycling

Photo by Adrian Granda of the buffered bike lane that currently ends at Laurel St. Next Monday at 6:30 PM, the city will be presenting a plan to extend the new 4th and 5th bike lanes from Laurel Street. If you live or travel through Bankers Hill you should be there. Brian Genovese (City Engineer) is­ presenting 4th and 5th Avenue bike lane…

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Bicycle & Livability Supporters Fear Coming Out in Hillcrest Amidst Death Threats

Growing up I never imagined being in a position where I'd get more flak for being someone who prefers to ride a bicycle than I would for a being a gay man. I get more hate directed from my fellow LGBTQ community in San Diego for being a bicycle advocate than I receive from the straight community for being queer. It reveals an interesting dichotomy…

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Foto Friday: San Diego’s Bike Train

San Diego can be a tough place to ride when one has to share road space with big trucks. Photo: Veronica Medina Mid-City now has a bike train thanks to the pioneering efforts of two women, Veronica Medina and Sandra Pimentel, who were recently featured in the Uptown News. Uptown News' Morgan Hurley writes, As a main corridor of Uptown, University…

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Foto Friday: Uptown Bike Corridor – A Look at the Changes Proposed

The SANDAG Uptown Project consists of three corridors and 12 miles of bike infrastructure that connects the neighborhoods of Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, and Five Points to Old Town, Mission Valley, North Park, University Heights, Balboa Park and Downtown. The focus is to making bicycling an option for "everyday people" for "everyday…

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What questions should the Uptown community leaders be asking?

The Early Action Bike Projects, of which both the Uptown Bike Corridor and the Mid-City Bike Corridor are a part of, are funded by the half-cent sales tax measure, Transnet, that is managed by our regional planning agency, SANDAG. Transnet dollars represent one of the largest pools of funds in the county, and is not unlike other half-cent sales…

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Uptown Business Owner, Uptown Planning Board Member: Extremely Important for Uptown to be Accessible to Bicycle Riders

Tonight, please attend the Uptown Bike Corridor meeting to speak up in support for cycle tracks/protected bike lanes on University Avenue, Fourth and Fifth Avenues. Details are below: February 6, 2014 6 - 8:30 p.m. Roosevelt Middle School Library 3366 Park Blvd San Diego, 92103 Flier Jake's on 6th Wine Bar. Photo via Facebook. Jennifer Totah who…

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Uptown Bike Corridor: A Critical Juncture for Our City’s Future

If you are a business owner that supports our mission and wants to see our city become a world class city for bicycling, please help us by taking this survey. It will help us evaluate any concerns you have so that we can consider them in our advocacy. Thank you. --- In my previous post for Bike SD, I described the Interim Height Ordinance in…

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Height Restrictions and Bicycles: Uptown is at a Transportation Crossroads

What is the Interim Height Ordinance, and what does it have to do with bicycles? Currently, the Interim Height Ordinance (IHO) limits building heights in Hillcrest and Mission Hills to 65 and 50 feet, respectively. Prior to the IHO, the 1998 Uptown Community Plan allowed building heights up to 200 feet on some streets, and under these guidelines a…

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