San Diego Streets for People

Although the posts here have slowed down considerably, a lot has been happening behind the scenes here in San Diego.

Since I last posted about the ciclovía movement happening around the world (most recently in Tucson, AZ), a small group of enthusiastic and forward thinking San Diegans have come together to figure out how to give the streets back to San Diegans.

Image from Flickr/cptm_oficia
Image from Flickr/cptm_oficia

The first event will be held tomorrow along 30th Street, from Adams Avenue to Beech Street.

Here is a list of what is happening:

30th on 30th: On the 30th of every month, restaurants along 30th Street offer specials starting between 5 and 6 PM such as a feature appetizer starting at $2.

This makes it easy for you to go on a restaurant crawl and check out all the amazing places on the 30th Street Corridor. Most places start their specials between 5 and 6pm.

If navigating through the Switzer Canyon on foot or bike is a challenge, San Diego’s newest shuttle service will be of tremendous help:

The Park-2-Park shuttle is a fun, new, convenient way to see and do more when you’re in North Park, South Park, Normal Heights or University Heights. The “Park-2-Park” connects these communities with 9 shuttle stops at local restaurants, bars, studios, and music venues. For one $5 pass, in the form of a wristband, you can ride the Park-2-Park shuttle all night from 6:00 p.m. – midnight on Thursday and 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. See the map below for locations to purchase or pick up a pass. You can also purchase a rider pass on PayPal and then pick the pass up at the time you board

Additionally, tomorrow is also the night of Critical Mass. The SD Streets group will be handing out fliers promoting the first event. So if you ride Critical Mass tomorrow, do plan on riding along 30th Street.

Encourage your friends, co-workers and family members to come out. Tomorrow’s weather looks to be splendid as usual and it would be the perfect opportunity to enjoy the streets the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

EDIT: A few businesses along 30th Street will give an automatic discount to ANYBODY that rolls up on a bicycle!  The list of businesses who have committed to the bike discount program are listed on this map.

EDIT 2: The SD Streets for People now have their own website. Please visit for more details and updates.