photo of Nicole's touring bike.

Why I Ride – a message from BikeSD’s new board president

Inaugural message from Nicole Burgess, new BikeSD board president If you know me, you know I love to ride. From near to far, in flips or Uggs, nothing beats the beauty of pedaling for a cause. Whether it’s pedaling for my groceries or to advocate for better bike infrastructure, the best reward is for my mind, body, and soul. Enjoying morning smiles, head nods, and waves among other riders, walkers, and friends on the road while feeling gratitude for living in a beautiful city with amazing…

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Concept Sketch of Normal Street Promenade

Normal Street Promenade Workshop – Thursday, January 24, 6:00 PM

The Normal Street Promenade will be a new public space in Hillcrest along Normal Street between University Avenue and Washington Street and will be the first transit-oriented pedestrian promenade in San Diego. To develop the final concept, the City of San Diego and SANDAG will work with the community through a series of workshops. The conference room at Joyce Beers Community Hall will have different stations showing the bare bones concept and then a visual preference station showing options…

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West Point Loma Blvd. showing cyclists riding on sidewalk, 2019

West Point Loma Blvd bike lanes: still no approval from PCPB

On Thursday night, staff from San Diego's Traffic & Storm Water Division (TSW) presented slides detailing the West Point Loma Blvd bike lane project to the Peninsula Community Planning Board (PCPB). The project encompasses a "road diet" on a 4-lane-wide stretch of West Point Loma Blvd., reconfigured to a 2-car-lane street with a Class 2 bike lane (paint-buffered only) and other traffic calming measures. This was the third presentation since October 2018 made by the city to the Peninsula…

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Park Boulevard and Robinson Av intersection design 2018

Park Boulevard Bikeway – open house & traffic safety hearing January 8

Mark your calendars for the January 8th open house and hearing about SANDAG's proposed Park Boulevard Bikeway Project. This event is focused on presenting the recently-completed Park Boulevard Traffic and Safety Impact Assessment. Date/Time: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6 – 6:45 p.m. Open House 6:45 – 8 p.m. Public Hearing Location: Roosevelt Middle School 3366 Park Boulevard San Diego, CA 92103   The Traffic and Safety Impact Assessment being presented at the open house has some very…

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2018 Year End Update

BikeSD Campaigns 2018 – End of Year Report

BikeSD saw progress on a number of local campaigns for bike infrastructure in 2018 — as well as a few delays and setbacks. Here's the end-of-year scoop on several of them:   Downtown Mobility Plan hits the ground The first phase of downtown San Diego's bikeway was striped in late December with great fanfare. New two-way cycletracks along J Street are just the start, though finishing all three planned phases of the project will take sustained effort. Get the full scoop on progress to date…

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Map of the 2018 Downtown Mobility Plan

The Downtown Mobility Plan hits the ground but much work remains

The Downtown Mobility Plan (DMP) has broken ground in San Diego as of December 19, 2018! Paint crews began striping thermoplastic lanes along J Street and the entire DMP Phase 1 should be complete “in a few months time,” according to Mayor Faulconer. This day has been a long time coming after years of planning, delays and cost overruns, but we’d like to offer our thanks to Mayor Faulconer for pushing this project forward over the last couple of months. We note that in 2016 the mayor pledged…

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Bike Infrastructure Explained: Bike Box

Bike box University Ave and 6th Ave This post is the first in a series of posts that will explain and illustrate bicycle infrastructure designs. These are the designs we want to see on our streets.…

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Balboa Station Plan: Does it solve the mobility issues around Balboa Ave station?

As anyone that has ridden along the Rose Canyon Bike Path or in the UTC area knows, SANDAG is in the process of extending the Mid-Coast Trolley from Old Town to UCSD and UTC area. The potential of…

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A response to Hillcrest Business Association’s Campaign against Uptown Bikeway

Our friends at Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) have resumed their social media push to gut San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Uptown bikeway. While tempting to ignore the HBA’s stale…

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Closing the Hillcrest Gap: Councilmember Todd Gloria’s departing gift?

University Ave between 5th and 6th: 8 lanes devoted to moving and storing cars; none for bikes.   “We couldn’t accomplish that at SANDAG but I think we can accomplish that as a city project.”…

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