More than 150 riders use “people-protected bike lane” to call for safe 30th Street bike lanes

Bird Park gathering for the 30th St bikeway ride

On Saturday morning, scores of North Park families and friends turned out to call for protected bike lanes on 30th Street. From 6 year olds on training wheels to 66 year olds on road bikes, the mood was joyous as District 3 Councilmember Chris Ward and staff from the Mayor’s office spoke and rode in support of creating protected bike lanes on 30th Street. And then more than 150 bike riders led by BikeSD board president Nicole Burgess set off from Bird Park to create a line of bike riders stretched for blocks along 30th Street. And in a first for San Diego, these riders passed through a “people-protected lane” created by two dozen activists on the very street where the city of San Diego is considering adding new bike lanes.

The message was clear: North Park residents want streets that are safe for all ages, that help the city meet its climate goals, and that give them more options for getting around the neighborhood. Organizer and local resident Matt Stucky partnered with BikeSD, Climate Action Campaign, the San Diego County Bike Coalition, and CirculateSD to create an event that highlighted the possibilities for a safer, better 30th Street just days before the City presents its new street design for 30th at the North Park Planning Committee on Tuesday night, April 16.

If you haven’t seen the coverage by Angie Lee on CBS8 News check it out:

Or see some other video posts of this event right below:

ride on 30th street


or watch a time lapse video from inside the ride (Facebook):

30th Street ride April 13 time lapse

BikeSD urges our members to come to the North Park Planning meeting: Tuesday, April 16, 6:30-8:30 pm, located at North Park Christian School, 2901 North Park Way. Event details on Facebook here: Come!

map of North Park Christian School