News, Links, and Other Views

City of San Diego

  • Discussion continues about whether SANDAG should design and build cycling infrastructure on side streets or on the busier streets where people actually want to go.
  • The San Diego City Council takes steps to make the city’s Port Commission appointees more accountable to the City’s vision for the Port District – including adding more bike lanes on Port property.
  • The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition provided complimentary bike valet services at Petco Park for the Padres opening day.
  • Ocean Beach residents bring attention to a dangerous intersection at Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and Cape May Avenue.
  • A parklet on 30th Street in North Park is coming soon, residents anticipate the potential impacts.
  • North Park is working towards becoming an EcoDistrict.

San Diego Region

  • The Bayshore Bikeway inspires a developer to turn his warehouse storage space into a bike friendly commercial development.
  • The Draft Environmental Impact Report concerning plans to widen Espola Road in Poway is available for review and comment.  The plan will expand the road from two to three car lanes and provides for the addition of sidewalks and bike lanes.
  • Carlsbad Deputy Transportation Director, Bryan Jones, gets a shout out from the UT for adding more bike lanes in the city.
  • The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition hosted a State of Cycling in San Diego County event last week in North Park.  The event also received coverage on CBS News 8.
  • At a North Coast Corridor public meeting in Carlsbad attendees ask SANDAG for more transit options and less freeway lanes.
  • The San Diego region, known for its great year-round weather, only scores somewhat walkable in a national survey.


  • After Sebastapol and Sonoma County passed laws protecting bicyclists from harassment, Santa Rosa is now considering passing such a law.
  • What happens when you cross a bike helmet with an airbag and add a little Danish design?  Find out here.
  • Besides overseeing $2 trillion worth of investments the CIO of Vanguard Group Inc., Tim Buckley, is also an avid cyclist.
  • The controversy over the Beacon Street cycle tracks in Somerville Mass. continues.
  • In Los Angeles a community meeting was held to showcase the MyFigueroa Corridor, a plan to add cycle tracks to Figueroa Street connecting South LA and Downtown LA.
  • Dubai plans to add 50km of cycle paths every year.
  • An example of the unintended effects of CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) on bike infrastructure.  Though how to make CEQA better is a complicated process.
  • More news about the conflict over street parking and proposed bike lanes on Polk Street in San Francisco.
  • Cyclists in London call for a ban on lorries during morning rush hour after a cyclist was killed on Wednesday.
  • Bikes, a trendy way to promote your business!
  • A study finds that commuting by bike is healthier than going to the gym.
  • Trek Bikes and Cyclismas announce that they will sponsor a professional commuter bike team.