News, Links, and Other Views

City of San Diego

  • E-bike advocate Turbo Bob Bandhauer was interviewed by the Union Tribune.
  • San Diego is tied with Pittsburgh for the 10th worst air quality in the United States.
  • While reviewing the Draft Ocean Beach Community Plan Update the OB Rag calls for bike infrastructure that is more than just paint on the road.
  • The La Jolla Light provides some additional details about the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project
  • Cycling icon and advocate Gordy Shields died at the age of 95.
  • VOSD checked in on the Livable Streets Coalition.
  • San Diego developers plan for a creative tech center downtown – maybe a bikable city would help?

San Diego Region

  • A “transit-inspired” development broke ground near the Sprinter station in San Marcos.
  • In San Marcos police are back riding bikes while on patrol.
  • As freeways and highways keep getting wider creating more stormwater runoff, funding for water quality monitoring at San Diego’s beaches may soon be cut.
  • Friday is the 3 year anniversary of Tijuana Paseo de Todos.
  • Have a fun safe 4th of July, avoid parking hassles and traffic jams by riding your bike.


  • The bright green paint on the Spring Street bike path in Los Angeles that annoyed filmmakers is going to be re-done.
  • A profile of Texas Instruments as a bike commuter friendly company.
  • Bicycle advocates in Denver built their own protected bike lane for Bike to Work Day.
  • Martha Roskowski of the Bikes Belong Green Lane Project visited Santa Barbara.
  • San Francisco’s Embarcadero bike lanes got some green paint.
  • At a “hefty cost” Seattle has opened more cycle tracks.
  • More than half of Metro Vancouver residents support protected bike lanes.
  • A very wide bike lane can be found in Bellevue Nebraska.
  • Cyclists in Tuscon suspect angry drivers are sabotaging their bike path with thumb tacks.
  • Denver has nearly finished building a bike path along the light rail line from Denver to Golden.
  • A “costly” bike path connecting the downtown Burbank Metrolink station with the Lake-Alameda bike path is scheduled to be completed in 2016.
  • Chicago’s bike share program brings up questions about how to allocate resources equally.
  • Cyclists in Toronto asked the police to start tracking dooring incidents.  In response Toronto Traffic Services told them: “If you said how many days a week is it sunny, we’re not going to track that.”
  • The editor of the New York Daily News was injured after being doored.
  • Chicago cyclists are also tired of being doored and would like more protected bike lanes.
  • New York’s widely popular bike share program has prompted discussions about helmets and how bike lanes have become the new normal.
  • To celebrate Independence Day, the Great American Kid’s Bike Parade happens in Long Beach.