Tag: District 6

Posted on: May 27, 2013 Posted by: Michael Sullivan Comments: 10

Clairemont gets some green paint

The southbound Genessee Ave bike lane was painted green in the “conflict zone” just before intersecting with Balboa Ave.

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Genessee Ave goes green. Photo: Michael Sullivan

This is the fourth green paint treatment to be installed by the city in the past two weeks. One more intersection will get this treatment: Palm Ave and Dennery Rd. Look for more green paint on Balboa Ave in the coming months from a project being spearheaded by Councilmember Lorie Zapf.

Posted on: April 22, 2013 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 2

Let’s Pluck Some Low Hanging Fruit on Kearny Villa Road and 33rd Street: Ask for Better Bike Facilities

San Diego’s Department of Transportation has embarked on a project to coordinate with the city’s fast moving overlay and slurry seal program to implement bike facilities by either enhancing the existing facilities or implementing them where they don’t exist per the city’s Bicycle Master Plan. Brian Genovese referred to this initiative as low hanging fruit because implementing this striping would take no additional effort or money but impart a tremendous benefit to the community.

Two roads that have been resurfaced and are awaiting striping are Kearny Villa Road in Councilmember Lorie Zapf’s District and 33rd Street in Council President Todd Gloria’s District. This is a perfect opportunity to enhance any existing bicycle facility or implement one where it doesn’t currently exist.

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A section of Kearny Villa Road today.

Kearny Villa Road

Posted on: April 12, 2013 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 8

Foto Friday: Cargo Biking

Today’s inspiration comes from BikeSD member and bike advocate extraordinaire, Michael Muhammad.

Muhammad and his family recently purchased a cargo bicycle from the newly opened Metrocyclery in Clairemont. The smiles have given the verdict on how the bike has been received.

A family that cargo bikes brings smiles everywhere.

If you’ve been looking for a way to carry the kids or the groceries, a cargo bike may be just the solution you’ve been looking for. For more about cargo bikes, read this excellent article from Bicycling Magazine.

Posted on: March 11, 2013 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 1

City Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Prioritizing Bicycle Infrastructure Improvements in the City of San Diego to Enhance Public Safety

By now you may have heard the news from last Tueday about the unanimous City Council vote on the Resolution prioritizing bicycle infrastructure improvements to enhance public safety that got some excellent coverage on Fox 5. The Fox 5 coverage included an accurate visual depiction of how our riders have to play a dangerous game of frogger in order to navigate the various freeway ramps that litter our city.

First, a thank you. We want to thank Councilmember Lorie Zapf for rising up and pushing the issue. We reached out to her after David Ortiz died in her District last year. We encourage you to contact Councilmember Zapf and the other Councilmembers (Alvarez, Gloria, Kersey, Lightner, Sherman), who voted on this resolution to thank them as well. Councilmembers Kevin Faulconer and Marti Emerald were not present last Tuesday.

After our first meeting with Councilmember Zapf’s staff, we presented the case on why the I-805 and I-5 ramps on Balboa Avenue (and Clairemont Mesa Boulevard) needed to be redesigned. Councilmember Zapf, as chair of the Land Use & Housing Subcommittee agreed to prepare a resolution addressing our concerns. The original draft (.doc) that was sent to the City Attorney for review contained this paragraph which was then removed prior to being voted upon at the Land Use & Housing subcommittee and then later at the full City Council meeting.