News, Links, and Other Views

City of San Diego

  • San Diego, the 8th largest city in the United States, is ranked 33rd in mass -transit usage.
  • Hit-and-run killings in San Diego have a deep personal and psychological impact on friends, family, and investigators.
  • Our own Sam Ollinger was on Voice of San Diego’s podcast recorded live at Politifest to talk about bike infrastructure and bicyclist and driver psychology.
  • The Mike Gotch Memorial Bridge in Mission Bay has been repeatedly vandalized.
  • The City Heights CDC is studying how to re-design “Huffman six-packs” into more livable urban spaces.
  • The Pacific Beach Planning Group has expressed serious concerns about the proposed locations of DecoBike stations, worrying about the loss of “high-demand” parking spaces and the creation of “litter traps.”
  • Why do so many restaurants open and close in Hillcrest?  Could safe pedestrian access and safe bicycle infrastructure help increase business?
  • The driver who plowed through a crowd of people and ran over a woman during San Diego Comic-Con tried to explain his actions. You be the judge whether his story matches the events caught on video.
  • UCSD was ranked the 11th ugliest university campus in the United States.
  • Todd Gloria has asked for feedback from people who would use a pedestrian/bike path to access the golf facilities at the Balboa Park Golf Course. Contact Molly Chase at Todd Gloria’s office.
  • San Diego’s Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project received some national news coverage.
  • A short description of the structure and financing of the Uptown Community Parking District.

San Diego Region

  • A hit-and-run driver who struck a cyclist in Encinitas was later apprehended thanks to quick action by the cyclist’s husband.
  • Anywhere Bike Repair is a mobile bike repair service making service calls around San Diego County.
  • A writer in Carlsbad is sure that the automobile will remain the primary mode of transportation forever and that multistory parking garages close to the beach are the only solution that makes sense.
  • Carlsbad Mayor, Matt Hall, hopes to create a 7 mile park for pedestrians and cyclist from Carlsbad to Encinitas.
  • Instead of building parking spaces, developers in Carlsbad can pay the city $11,803 per parking space.


  • Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, plans to create a city with less traffic congestion and more pedestrian and bike opportunities through the use of “urban acupuncture.”
  • The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition reports on some of the projects they have been working on to improve Market Street.
  • Tempe, Arizona has unveiled its first protected bike lane.
  • The University of Georgia has added, cycle tracks, bike boxes, and green painted lanes to its campus.
  • Dr. Harry Hull, whose daughter was killed by a semi-truck driver, spoke out for the need for protected bike lanes in Minnesota.
  • Chicago may get curb-protected bike lanes on Clybourn Avenue by next year.
  • In order to bring the spirit of startups and continuous improvement to Philadelphia the city has opened an Innovation Lab.
  • A report about the progress Brownsville, Texas is making as it becomes more bike and pedestrian friendly.
  • The Santa Paula reserve police officer who resigned due to her YouTube rant against bikes has had a change of heart.
  • The California Office of Planning and Research has released a draft of their revised CEQA guidelines that replace Level of Service with Vehicles Miles Traveled.
  • The construction of protected bike lanes in Washington D.C. has resulted in less bicyclists on the sidewalk.
  • Cleveland is considering installing protected bike lanes along the city’s paved-over streetcar network.
  • A reporter wonders whether it can really be true that “millenials” in the United States just want safe bike lanes.
  • Last June the Toronto city council voted to build a cycle track on Adelaide Street West.  Despite this, the city transportation chief decided to install painted buffered bike lanes instead.