Sunday, August 4 - 'Safe Streets For All' Family ride starting 11 AM in Bird Park

Ride for Option A on 30th Street

 

Join BikeSD, Climate Action Campaign, SD Bicycle Coalition, CirculateSD, and Mid-City CAN for a family ride in support of protected bike lanes on 30th Street — and everywhere!

We’ll start at Bird Park at Morley Field (28th and Upas St) and ride together to Teralta Park in City Heights to call for safe, healthy, and connected communities. Come support the development of a world-class transportation network in San Diego. Enjoy a beautiful ride along two soon-to-be multi-modal corridors, 30th Street through North Park and Howard/Orange Avenue in Mid-City, and celebrate with us at Teralta Park at the end!

Come ride, scoot, skate, and roll along with neighbors who want safe streets for all ages.

You can RSVP on Facebook right here: facebook.com/events/2425624637494053/

Event Details

Date: Sunday, August 4

Time: 10:30 am (the ride heads off at 11:00 am)

Location: Bird Park at Morley Field, Balboa Park
28th St and Upas Street, San Diego
Google Map link


Modern Times Festival of Dankness pint of beer

Saturday, August 24 - Modern Times Festival of Dankness

Modern Times Festival of Dankness photo showing a beer glass with logo on it

MARK THINE CALENDARS: The 5th annual Festival of Dankness is going down 8/24. An armada of the world's most powerful beer sorcerers will descend upon San Diego's beautiful Waterfront Park bearing gifts of unparalleled hop-centric wonderment. Stunning displays of exotic hops, cutting edge brewing approaches, and awe-inspiring mastery of alpha acids will abound. Age 21+ only.

Get info and tickets here:
https://m.bpt.me/event/4296123

 

Event Details

Date: Saturday, August 24

Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: San Diego Waterfront Park
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego - Google Map link

map showing Waterfront Park, San Diego


photo of Nicole's touring bike.

Enter the 2020 BikeSD Calendar Photo Contest to win $100 and more

photo of Nicole's touring bike.

BikeSD is having a photo contest — deadline is August 31, 2019. Submit up to three of your best bike-related photos. Photos need to be high resolution suitable for printing. BikeSD will select an overall winner who will receive a $100 gift certificate at George's Camera and a 2020 BikeSD Calendar with the winner's photo on the cover. BikeSD will award twelve honorable mentions, who will receive a 2020 calendar with their photo included in the calendar. Details and entry form here: https://bikesd.org/2020photo-contest/


Resurfacing List graphic

Listing of Road Resurfacing Projects (SB1)

Listing of Road Resurfacing Projects (SB1)

Resurfacing List graphic

Here’s a list of all resurfacing projects being funded under SB1. Resurfacing is a prime opportunity to insist that bike/mobility lanes be added on that street, as part of the resurface work. If you see a street near you on this list which is getting resurfaced soon, please let us know if it’s appropriate for bike lanes.

Click to see the list of road resurfacing projects


Protected bike lanes on 30th Street

Letter in support of protected bike lanes on 30th Street in North Park

BikeSD member Matt Schalles sent this email and we wanted to share. Support protected bike lanes on 30th Street by sending your own message today to kevinfaulconer@sandiego.gov and christopherward@sandiego.gov.

 

Protected bike lanes on 30th Street

Greetings Mayor Faulconer and Representative Ward,

Thank you for supporting the plan to add protected bike infrastructure to 30th Street in North Park. There are numerous benefits to the community, spanning health, environmental, and economic considerations. There are myriad benefits for communities that extend beyond the cyclists who use the cycletracks, which can result in safer streets for all, less congestion, and ultimately less competition for already limited parking spaces.

I wonder how many of the business owners along the corridor would benefit from increased business and foot traffic through their stores? There is significant precedent for cycle infrastructure increasing business revenue.

Cycling infrastructure is an investment. To help reach our goals for increased bicycle ridership, we need to first provide the infrastructure. Data from the UK, which has heavily invested in cycling infrastructure in the past few years, showed increases as large as 50-75% in two years after installation of cycletracks. As the cost of gasoline continues to rise, the return on this investment will be invaluable to some of our most vulnerable citizens.

San Diego has the weather, the geography, and the existing road space to become a world class biking city through smart design and planning. I'm excited to see how all of our communities can become connected through future bicycling investments.

Sincerely,
Matt Schalles

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