SANDAG announcement of Park Blvd Open HouseMark your calendars for the January 8th open house and hearing about SANDAG’s proposed Park Boulevard Bikeway Project. This event is focused on presenting the recently-completed Park Boulevard Traffic and Safety Impact Assessment.

Date/Time:
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
6 – 6:45 p.m. Open House
6:45 – 8 p.m. Public Hearing

Location:
Roosevelt Middle School
3366 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92103

 

The Traffic and Safety Impact Assessment being presented at the open house has some very interesting bike and pedestrian path designs. Below is an image of the current intersection at Park Blvd. and Robinson Ave. Below that is a drawing from the Traffic Study showing how the new bike path is configured at this same intersection. The proposed bike lanes come up onto the corner bulb-outs and cross through the pedestrian space (taking the rider out of traffic lanes for many movements through the intersection). Please take a look at the Traffic and Safety Impact Assessment for more eye-opening details on this new bikeway.

Street view of Park and Robinson intersection 2018
Current intersection at Park and Robinson, looking north. December 2018.
Park Boulevard and Robinson Av intersection design 2018
Configuration of proposed low-speed lanes and bulbouts at Park and Robinson intersection, as detailed in the Traffic & Safety Study (p. 35). January 2019.

SANDAG’s Transportation Committee is anticipated to consider whether the proposed project is exempt from CEQA at its February 1, 2019, meeting. Comments collected at this public hearing and open house (as well as written responses to those comments) will be provided to the Transportation Committee for its consideration before its February 1, 2019, meeting.

SANDAG’s project director believes the Park Boulevard bikeway has broad community support and doesn’t expect much, if any, opposition to the design. Nevertheless, we encourage all BikeSD members with an interest in the Park Blvd bikeway to attend and give their input. Support for bikeways in San Diego is never something to be taken for granted so it’s important for bike advocates to speak in favor of these facilities at every public hearing.

Hope to see you there on Tuesday at 6 pm!