News, Links, and Other Views

City of San Diego

  • There may be less potholes in your future, the San Diego City Council has approved the issuance of a $35 million bond for infrastructure improvements.

San Diego Region

  • The $6.5 billion North Coast Corridor project gets more coverage, for more information about the project click here.
  • The UT wrote a nice article about Vista based Electra Bikes.
  • SANDAG is looking for volunteers for Bike to Work Day.


  • Rumblings continue in the state capitol about whether to reform CEQA (the California Environmental Quality Act).  CEQA reformers are quick to point out that the current action is not meant to degrade environmental protections, however former head of the CEQA reform committee, State Senator Michael Rubio, recently resigned to become a lobbyist for Chevron, he was replaced by State Senator Jerry Hill.  Here are some examples of how CEQA is used for various purposes.
  • London has approved a 913 million pound cycling plan, including a 15 mile cycle track around the city.
  • In order to make their community a destination, not a drive-through, a Boston neighborhood looks at installing more cycle tracks and “complete streets.”
  • Spain mulls over a mandatory helmet law and other restrictive cycling regulations.
  • The AAA (American Automobile Association) and the League of American Bicyclists have produced a “share the road” public service announcement.
  • Volvo has created a cyclist detection system for its cars.
  • Click here for an online petition asking Governor Jerry Brown to support a three-foot passing bill.
  • In New York City the police are starting to actually investigate serious collisions.
  • Have you taken your bike on the trolley or the Coaster and thought, there must be a better way.
  • If you’ve ever wondered what was going on in the minds of some drivers, sometimes it’s not a pretty picture.