News, Links, and Other Views

City of San Diego

  • A short video explaining the Mid-City Rapid (supposedly) bus rapid transit project.
  • Data from 2012 shows that San Diego ranks number 8 among US cities in pedestrian fatalities.
  • Plans to increase density and raise building height restrictions around new trolley stations for the Mid-Coast Corridor trolley extension has residents concerned about the impact on their neighborhoods.
  • San Diego’s “most enthusiastic” cyclist, Sigurd Kallhovde, was profiled by the UT.
  • Complete Streets in San Diego were the topic of a roundtable discussion hosted by the Daily Transcript and KTU+A Planning + Landscape Architecture.
  • Politicians cut the ribbon on the newly opened bike path along the San Diego River connecting OB and Mission Valley.  The bike path also shed some light on San Diego’s homeless population.
  • A video has appeared starring Jerry Sanders, Todd Gloria, and Kevin Faulconer as Top Gun pilots flying around Miramar.
  • At the intersection of Black Mountain Road and the SR-56 bike path in Rancho Penasquitos a large Blankout-No Turn on Red Sign activated by cyclists has been installed.
  • Civic San Diego has released the proposed locations of San Diego’s bike share stations.

San Diego Region

  • A 15 year old bicyclist was hit by a motorist in Coronado while trying to cross B Avenue, which caused some traffic  delays.
  • Encinitas considers where soundwalls will be necessary in order to shield residents from traffic noise if 4 more lanes are added to I-5.
  • SANDAG’s Quality of Life Funding Strategy for public transit, water quality, and habitat conservation may go on the ballot in 2016.
  • A motorist who fled the scene after knocking a 14 year old off her bike in Escondido, was later apprehended by police.


  • Tuscon’s first protected bike lane is scheduled to open May 1st.
  • In San Francisco a woman nearly recovered her stolen bike before being pepper sprayed and attacked by the thieves.
  • The San Francisco Police Department has printed 30,000 “bait bike” stickers in an effort to reduce bicycle theft in the city.
  • The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has proposed a new budget with increased funding for bicycle infrastructure.
  • Los Angeles ranks number 2 in pedestrian fatalities based on data from 2012.
  • Santa Monica is planning to build a new bike route on Michigan Avenue to provide a safe route for students to bike or walk to school.
  • A look at dooring incidents in New York where cyclists were either injured or killed and the legal consequences.
  • In Calgary the debate continues about cycle tracks, will they be a fiasco, or the jewel of the city’s cycling strategy.
  • The Vice Mayor of Cincinnati tries to explain why he wants to change the plan for protected bike lanes on Central Parkway.
  • The Irish Times takes a trip to Copenhagen and wonders how long it will take Dublin to reach its level.
  • Utrecht plans to build a three story bike parking garage with spaces for 13,000 bikes.
  • 25 years after the Carnation Revolution in Portugal, cyclists are calling for an end to the dictatorship of the car.
  • A report from the World Urban Forum in Medellin where the World Cycling Alliance was introduced.