News, Links, and Other Views

City of San Diego

  • More than a thousand cyclists rode in tribute to those who were injured when they were run down by a motorist on Fiesta Island.
  • San Diego’s newly formed Bicycle Advisory Committee now has an official page on the city’s website.
  • A bicyclist was hit by a motorist who was turning into the Lucky Lady Casino on El Cajon Boulevard.
  • Navajo Community Planners have approved the development of a 12.5 mile bike-skills park in Mission Trails Regional Park.
  • Madison Avenue in University Heights has just received some newly painted bike lanes.
  • BikeSD Executive Director, Sam Ollinger, will be speaking at the League of American Bicyclists’ Future Bike conference.
  • The San Diego MTS has carried people on more than 95 million trips in fiscal year 2013, an 11.5% increase from last year.
  • Pedestrian deaths have reached an all-time high in San Diego; which has the city thinking about changing its policy on crosswalks.
  • An SDPD officer ticketed a disabled man for riding a mobility scooter without a helmet across a crosswalk in Mira Mesa.
  • An $18 million parking garage project funded by the San Diego Zoo has begun in Balboa Park.
  • An elevated pedestrian bridge is being constructed between Otay Mesa and the Tijuana International Airport.
  • The San Diego River Conservancy could receive $17 million if Proposition 1 passes in November.

San Diego Region

  • After their son was killed by a motorist, a Chula Vista couple is advocating for a law requiring motorists to change lanes when passing cyclists.
  • A bicyclist was hit by a driver on Fourth Avenue in Chula Vista.
  • A pedestrian was critically injured by a hit-and-run driver on H Street in Chula Vista.
  • The number of people who took the train to Solana Beach to go to the the races in Del Mar this year increased by 43%.
  • Mission Avenue in Oceanside has been redesigned with widened sidewalks, landscaping, back-in parking, and one-way vehicle traffic.
  • Caltrans is doing more than just widening lanes on S.R. 76, it is also giving Oceanside a landscaped crushed gravel road (at least until Caltrans wants it back).
  • Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood has declared that all of North County Coastal is in favor of widening the I-5.
  • Coronado police have caught at least 5 bike thieves in the past week using bait bikes.
  • After her son was severely injured at the intersection of 4th Street and B Avenue, a mother in Coronado has been working towards making the street safer for cyclists and pedestrians and holding the city accountable.


  • In Los Angeles, bikes and group rides are playing an important part in community building and activist groups.
  • The Sacramento Bee is advocating for protected bike lanes to make the city’s sidewalks and streets safer for pedestrians.
  • The Caltrans Active Transportation Program will fund 148 bicycle and pedestrian projects across California.
  • A look at the street design lessons learned in Seattle from the construction of the Broadway protected bike lane.
  • Seattle’s 2nd Avenue protected bike lane, complete with dedicated bike traffic signals, is projected to be completed ahead of schedule.
  • Pentagon City ,Virginia has a newly built protected bike lane, separated from car traffic by plastic pylons and parked cars.
  • The Newark Traffic Committee has approved a two-way cycle track on Delaware Avenue to provide cyclists a safe east-west route through the city.
  • Chattanooga has received a $1.4 million grant to build a cycle track connecting the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to the city’s downtown center.
  • Activists in New York have been painting stenciled memorials at locations where bicyclists have been killed.
  • 53 cities across the United States have now built protected bike lanes.
  • An examination of why the United States is having such a hard time building a national high-speed rail system.
  • London tackles the challenge of making a giant roundabout safe for cyclists, pedestrians, and vehicle traffic.
  • After a trip to Canada, two Danish tourists were left with overwhelming memories of cars, traffic, parking, obesity, and unfulfilled communities.