So far, Ken-Tal’s efforts to delay the Monroe Bikeway have been successful. As we’ve seen with the Uptown Bikeway and in communities across the country, this is a proven model to continually delay and water down bike lanes, until eventually killing them.
For supporters of the bikeway, the next big timeline will be a CEQA exemption hearing. Prior to the recent Ken-Tal planning meeting, SANDAG planned for a September hearing. Any delay will add to concerning pattern of City of San Diego and SANDAG tolerating delays to SANDAG’s early action bicycle plan.
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SANDAG Monroe Bikeway Held Hostage by Kensington Talmadge Planning Group, Residents

Last week the Kensinton Talamadge Planning Group (Ken-Tal) received an update on the Monroe Bikeway segment of the North Park-Mid City Bikeways from SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments) staff member Danny Veeh. The Monroe Bikeway is one of the last planned segments of the still-unconstructed North Park Mid City bikeways, and is a 1.3 mile…

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El Cajon green lane, San Diego

Tomorrow: Fight to support GREAT cycling facilities in North Park/Mid-City

SANDAG's Map of Proposed North Park - Mid City Bike Corridor Project Routes Tomorrow marks the third installment in SANDAG’s series of North Park - Mid-City Regional Bike Corridor Project Community Advisory Group meetings. According to Bridget Enderle, Associate Active Transportation Planner at SANDAG “The focus of this third meeting will be to…

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Tonight: City to Present Early Action Striping Modifications for Montezuma Road

Tonight's College Area Community Council meeting has an item on its agenda that is of importance to us: city staff will be making a presentation about their plan for early action striping modifications on Montezuma Road to improve bicycle safety along the corridor from Fairmount Avenue to El Cajon Blvd. Montezuma Road today. Will the changes…

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Update on Chuck Gilbreth’s Ghost Bike

Chuck Gilbreth's Ghost Bike originally placed on an unwalkable area not blocking anyone's access to any place. Photo: Sara Kazemi Despite the message from Councilmember Marti Emerald's office to not have Chuck Gilbreth's ghost bike removed, the City of San Diego did so anyway. The Storm Water Department Spokesperson, Bill Harris, chose to instead…

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Protest of the Removal of Chuck Gilbreth’s Ghost Bike

Angered that the City of San Diego plans on removing the ghost bike placed to honor Chuck Gilbreth's life, riders and other supporters will be protesting all day tomorrow (July 12) at the location where Gilbreth was killed. Gilbreth Ghost Bike. Photo: Sara Kazemi This will be an all-day affair. Please feel free to come earlier or later than the…

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City to Study Ways to Improve Bicycle Safety on Montezuma Road

Charles Gilbreth (June 20, 1948 - April 18, 2012). Photo: tributes.com In a city that was built around the automobile, it has taken a recent death and a subsequent memorial ride honoring the dead rider in order to get our elected representatives and the city staff to note that our existing transportation network does not accommodate all San…

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Guest Post: San Diego Epitomizes the Failure of Government to Actively Cultivate a Viable Urban Community

This post was written by Dr. Esteban del Rio who is an Associate Professor at the University of San Diego ---- Making the Sunset at Dog Beach. Dr. del Rio and his daughter. Photo from Dr. del Rio. I mostly enjoy my commute from home in La Mesa to Linda Vista, where I work as a professor at the University of San Diego.  I ride quiet neighborhood…

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Remembering David Ortiz and Chuck Gilbreth

David Ortiz (June 25, 1982 - March 22, 2012). via happyholodecks.com It's been an entire month since David Ortiz was struck by three different vehicles and killed on Balboa Avenue - a road that is designed to encourage speeding. Nearly two weeks after Ortiz was killed, friends, family and strangers came together to honor Ortiz's life and ask the…

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Statement from the SDCBC on Chuck Gilbreth’s Death

As Executive Director of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, I am deeply saddened and terribly troubled to learn of  the recent fatailty of Mr. Charles Gilbreth, a man who was riding his bike home from work and was struck and killed by an SUV on Wednesday, April 18. This marks the second bike fatality of a legally riding bicyclsit in the last…

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San Diego’s High Speed Roads Claims Another Life

Less than a month after David Ortiz was killed in an environment that fosters speeding, 63 year old Charles Raymond Gilbreth was killed after being struck by an apparently impatient driver in an SUV. The collision occurred on Montezuma Road by Collwood Boulevard yesterday shortly after 3:30 pm. One of our readers, Shane, just left the following…

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