Park Boulevard looking south, with patchworked pavement and

City moving forward with protected bike lanes along Park Boulevard in Balboa Park

In early September, after months of extensive outreach, the City announced plans for protected bike lanes and separated bus lanes throughout most of Park Boulevard within Balboa Park. This is a massive win for active transportation within the City's Crown Jewel; thank you so much to everyone who called into the planning meetings to voice your support for bikes and buses within the park! The new bike lanes will connect to the lanes along Park Boulevard north of Balboa Park and to the protected lanes south of the park, and the 7 and 215 bus lines will have a dedicated bus lane; the city chose to preserve parking in front of cultural institutions that needed the parking, in lieu of completely dedicated bus lanes. The repaving and restriping should be complete in early 2023; the City's plans originally stated that they would be complete by December 2022.

To see the City's complete work orders for Park Boulevard, click here. To read KPBS reporter Andrew Bowen's excellent reporting on Park Boulevard, click here.

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Rendering of a multi-lane road throughout Balboa Park, which includes bike lanes, bollards, bus lanes, parking, travel lanes for single-occupancy vehicles, and trees.
A rendering of the changes coming to Park Boulevard, presented by the City at the July 21, 2022 Balboa Park Committee meeting, including approximately 67 preserved spaces for cultural institutions on Park Boulevard.

Gears & Cheers 2022 ⚙️🍻

Thank you to everyone who supported, donated, sponsored, and attended our first inaugural Gears & Cheers, held at Pretzels and Pints (3812 Ray Street) on October 27th, 2022! We drank beer, ate pretzels, celebrated BikeSD's advocacy, AND raised $10,000 to continue the fight for safer streets in San Diego!

Our 2022 Awardees

  • BIKES MEAN BUSINESS: Rad Power Bikes
  • MOBILITY AWARD: The City of San Diego, for Park Boulevard, with special recognition to Councilmember Stephen Whitburn and Mayor Todd Gloria
  • ADVOCATE AWARD: Laura Keenan
Mark West, executive director of North Park Main Street, delights guests as our emcee!
Laura Keenan, founder of Families for Safe Streets San Diego, accepts the Advocate Award from Board President Kyle Heiskala.
Councilmember Stephen Whitburn accepts the Mobility Award for Park Boulevard from BikeSD Executive Director Anar Salayev.
Brer Marsh with beloved BIKE LOVE signs!
The Tres Amigos provide spooky musical entertainment throughout the evening!
Costume contest!
A happy new owner of a BIKE LOVE sign!
A huge, huge thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters❣️

And a huge thank you from us, the BikeSD board! Special thanks to Taylor Vierra, our event organizer; the Tres Amigos, our live music for the evening; Mark West, our lovely emcee; every single one of our sponsors; and Pretzels & Pints for being such a great venue. And finally, thank you to everyone who came out, attended in spirit, and everyone who continues to support us.