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San Diego

  • Plaza de Panama used to be a parking lot. Now assertive little young girls get to trot out their bike skills in the beautiful car-free plaza as Cecily demonstrates in the video below.
  • Meanwhile besides cutting down a tree, no changes have been made to Catalina Boulevard and Cañon Street after a child was killed by a driver.
  • There has been some good discussion in our comments, including whether one needs to wear lycra for a short ride to the neighborhood restaurant.
  • Uptown merchants worry whether safer streets trumps their need for free public parking spaces.
  • Justice moves slowly: Woman accused of hitting Fiesta Island (last summer) cyclists to face hearing
  • Another writeup of this year’s Bikes and Beer
  • How to make sure we meet the goals outlined in Mayor Faulconer’s excellent Climate Action Plan, charge market rate cost for parking: It’s Amazing How Many More Commuters Would Drive Less if They Didn’t Get Free Parking
  • Right now in San Diego, a long-brewing plan to add better pedestrian crossings and a continuous protected bike lane to the deadliest corridor in the city is fighting for its life in large part because some merchants on four commercial blocks don’t want to risk removing any auto parking.
  • Editorial: Finding compromise for safer streets
  • The case for lower speed limits
  • The Gran Fondo was a success.
  • Why not go car-less in Mission Bay?
  • A great profile of our board member, John Anderson.
  • After bikes were stolen from the Wounded Warriors, San Diegans helped raise $25K to replace their bicycles.
  • Downtown San Diego by Bike – changes coming

San Diego County

  • Sadly, attendance was poor at Escondido’s Ciclovia
  • Imperial Beach will soon have a Bikeway Village
  • Encinitas is finally taking action to remove goathead thorns.
  • Supervisor Cox is recognized for his efforts in implementing the Bayshore Bikeway.
  • An armored truck ran over a rider in La Mesa critically injuring him. No word on the results of the investigation.