News, Links, and Other Views

City of San Diego

  • A bicycle thief was caught on video stealing bikes from parking garages in Little Italy.
  • The Infrastructure Committee found that nearly $4 billion is needed to fix San Diego’s infrastructure.  Currently $1.7 billion of additional funding is needed, which may go before voters in 2016.
  • A cyclist was hit and injured by a motorist on Adams Avenue and Boundary Street in North Park.
  • Circulate San Diego is asking that city leaders implement a Vision Zero program targeting 8 dangerous corridors in San Diego.
  • A suspected hit and run driver was arrested in Del Cerro.

San Diego Region

  • A bicyclist was severely injured by the driver of an SUV on Fourth Avenue and J Street in Chula Vista.


  • Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfeld led the 2nd annual “Bike with Bob” group ride through each neighborhood in his district.
  • Since the Three Feet for Safety Act became law 4 months ago 9 citations have been issued in San Francisco, 5 were invalidated because the officer did not use the correct citation code.
  • The Polk Street cycletrack saga continues in San Francisco as construction delays and watered down versions of the original design continue.
  • Seattle is using data from Strava in order to plan and design bike routes.
  • New lanes reserved for buses and bicycles in Victoria BC do not strike some cyclists as a “marriage made in heaven.”
  • An alderman in Chicago wants to make it legal for people under 12 and over 64 to ride their bikes on the sidewalk.
  • Miami is working with the Dutch Cycling Embassy to design and build a 10 mile bikeway underneath the elevated Metrorail line.
  • In the bike crazy town of Fort Collins the Poudre Valley Hospital has equipped all of its ambulances with bike racks.
  • Richmond, Virginia is working on plans to build a cycletrack and bike boulevard downtown.
  • When deciding to move away from San Diego, the bikeability of Frankfort, Kentucky was a deciding factor.
  • Tampa is planning to build cycletracks downtown as part of the city’s Invision Tampa project.
  • West Palm Beach is studying how to make its downtown more bicycle and pedestrian friendly.
  • Parents in Winter Park, Florida are working towards getting the city to build cycletracks so their kids can safely ride to school.
  • Mayor Nutter has installed about 50 miles of bike lanes in Philadelphia, though no cycletracks or protected lanes have been built yet.
  • An engineer in Lancaster, Pennsylvania points out that complete streets can be a win-win for everybody.