Tag: District 2

Posted on: October 20, 2014 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 0

Police Seek Hit and Run Driver Who Left Bicyclist Critically Injured in Ocean Beach

katie connerThe family of Katie Conner is pleading for a hit-and-run driver to come forward after Conner was struck on October 12th, critically injured, and left for dead on the side of the road at the intersection of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and West Point Loma Boulevard in Ocean Beach.

Katie’s injuries were severe, having suffered serious head trauma. Katie has thankfully survived after multiple surgeries but she is still in the Intensive Care Unit. Of her surgeries, Katie has had doctors operate on her brain and perform a tracheotomy. Katie’s parents have flown in from Baltimore to help care for her.

San Diego Police say a driver in a white pickup truck with a camper shell failed to stop after running Katie over Sunday October 12th as Katie rode her bicycle home.

Posted on: August 13, 2014 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 4

Channel 10: Driver who struck and injured cyclists has a criminal history

Cyclists injured by drunk driver on Fiesta Island. Photo: Joel Price

Yesterday evening, a group of cyclists riding on the popular Fiesta Island, were struck by a drunk driver who was driving the wrong way. Thankfully, no one was killed.

KTLA describes Fiesta Island as follows:

Fiesta Island Road is one-way throughout the island, which is a park within Mission Bay. It is regarded by cyclists as an especially safe place to ride.

Posted on: July 31, 2014 Posted by: Sam Ollinger Comments: 4

San Diego City Council Adopts City’s First Bicycle Advisory Committee

Earlier this week, on Tuesday, San Diego’s City Council unanimously approved the creation of the city’s first Bicycle Advisory Committee. This was a goal that was originally proposed in the 2002 city adopted bike plan, the city’s second plan to accommodate bicycling.

City Bicycle Advisory Committee, first proposed and adopted in 2002 bike plan. Finally created in 2014.

Getting this committee established was one of our goals for our second year of existence (we launched as an organization in 2012). The composition of the committee calls for each Councilmember adopting one appointee and the two appointees made by the Mayor. Districts 4, 6, and 7 do not have a representative yet, so if you live in these neighborhoods now would be a nice time to get to know your elected representatives at City Council.

The current members of this new advisory committee include the following:

Posted on: April 30, 2014 Posted by: Sam Ollinger Comments: 0

Morena Boulevard Station Study calls for improvements along Morena Boulevard

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The Morena Boulevard project area highlighted in yellow. Source

The Mid-Coast Light Rail Trolley is one of the transit projects proposed by SANDAG in their 2050 Regional Transportation Plan and is currently going through the planning and design phase:

The Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project will extend Trolley service from Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego to the University City community, serving major activity centers such as Old Town, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and Westfield UTC.

The project proposes station stops at Tecolote Road, Clairemont Drive, Balboa Avenue, Nobel Drive, Pepper Canyon, Voight Drive, Executive Drive, and Terminus Station.

Posted on: April 18, 2014 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 3

A Ride with Candidates in District 2

By BikeSD Board Member Nicole Burgess

I want to send many thanks to both Sarah Boot and Council Member Lorie Zapf for taking the time to experience a ride through District 2 with BikeSD. Both women listened and experienced our concerns for safety and the need for many improvements.

Last fall, BikeSD member Michael Muhammed and I escorted Sarah Boot by bike through many areas of District 2, including the busy intersection of Nimitz Blvd and Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Thank you, Sarah, for being brave and taking the challenge of cycling through this busy area of high vehicle traffic.