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City of San Diego

San Diego Region

  • Encinitas is conducting an online survey to guage interest in transit alternatives.


  • Gov.  Jerry Brown has signed the 3 foot buffer law, it will go into effect next year.
  • Oakland in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and the California Traffic Control Devices Commitee is experimenting with painting shared lanes green.
  • A review of recently passed CEQA reform legislation that will be going before Gov. Jerry Brown for signature or veto.
  • Construction has begun on new bike lanes in Eagle Rock.
  • CicLAvia received a $500,000 donation from the Wasserman Foundation.
  • In a debate between Boston mayoral candidates, cycle tracks were the most popular topic of the night.
  • In Washington DC three bad transportation decisions are illustrated: (1) compromising public safety; (2) placing private interests over public interests; and (3) letting parking rule the streets.
  • A $1.3 million protected bike lane is scheduled to be completed by next summer in Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • New Yorkers took it upon themselve to install bike lanes, causing one writer to wonder whether that is a good idea.  Meanwhile, the same thing has been happening in Brazil.
  • Memphis is building bike lanes where parked cars are placed as a physical buffer between cyclists and motorists.
  • After Los Angeles removed green paint from the Spring Street bike lane, things have taken a turn for the worse.
  • Boston looks to the Netherlands for ideas about creating a cycle friendly city and culture.
  • The Dutch Cyling Embassy visited Chattanooga for a two day workshop.
  • Bike commuting in the United States increased by about 10% from 2011 to 2012.