The Uptown Bikeways project is one of the first high priority projects identified in the San Diego Regional Bike Plan to be funded. Critical segments are incomplete or broken. BikeSD continues to press for completion of this project as originally envisioned.

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Win for Bikes on Washington Street

Win for Bikes on Washington Street On Thursday, February 11, 2021 the City of San Diego implemented a temporary protected bike lane. Some parking that forced bicycle riders into a shared traffic lane with cars traveling up to 50 or 60 miles an hour were removed and a restriping and flex posts were installed. This is a big symbolic victory for…

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See what its like to ride the notorious Washington Street uphill

  BikeSD Advocates Ride Washington Street, not for fun After a 65 year old cyclist was killed in a hit and run accident, BikeSD has been working to address Uptown bicycle route safety and get a previously deleted bike lane restored.  In the first few seconds of this video its easy to see how the dangerous design of this roadway…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Advocates Call on Mayor Faulconer and City of San Diego to Replace Painted Over Bike Lane After Hit & Run

        FOR PLANNING PURPOSES: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11 AM MEDIA CONTACT: Kyle Heiskala Phone: (619) 300-9484 Email: M E D I A   A D V I S O R Y Advocates Call on Mayor Faulconer and City of San Diego to Replace Painted Over Bike Lane After Hit & Run   WHAT: Press conference with bicycle safety advocates…

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Letter Sent to the Mayor to Support a Safe Bicycle Facility on Washington Street

Dear Mayor Kevin Faulconer & City Staff, We request the City of San Diego immediately address the public safety hazard on eastbound Washington Street (east of India Street) by returning the Class II bicycle facility to the breakdown lane on the south side of the road. The bike lane symbols formerly in this location were painted over without…

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Concept Sketch of Normal Street Promenade

Normal Street Promenade Workshop – Thursday, January 24, 6:00 PM

The Normal Street Promenade will be a new public space in Hillcrest along Normal Street between University Avenue and Washington Street and will be the first transit-oriented pedestrian promenade in San Diego. To develop the final concept, the City of San Diego and SANDAG will work with the community through a series of workshops. The conference…

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Normal Street Promenade before and after photo. Left side shows University at Normal St as currently configured in 2018. On the left, a rendering in 2016 of the promenade.

Normal Street Promenade Workshop Seeks Biker Input on January 24

The image at right is a 2016 artist's rendering by KTU+A of a potential configuration of a new Normal Street. It isn't the current design under consideration but merely a sketch.   Hillcrest could have a new urban park-like ‘promenade' by the year 2020, if Councilmember Chris Ward’s plan for the Normal Street Promenade meet with success. The…

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BikeSD meeting to discuss the Uptown bike corridor

BikeSD Uptown Committee Meeting Recap

Some of the BikeSD Uptown Committee Meeting Attendees Monday night, BikeSD held the first meeting of its Uptown Committee. Uptown is a very important community for walkability and bikeability in San Diego. Home to many popular late-night businesses, it is also a major crossroads of the city. Streets like University and Washington connect…

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Biker in Uptown, San Diego

On Monday 10/20: City to Present Plan to Extend 4th and 5th Buffered Bike Lanes; Leo Wilson Continues his Campaign Against Bicycling

Photo by Adrian Granda of the buffered bike lane that currently ends at Laurel St. Next Monday at 6:30 PM, the city will be presenting a plan to extend the new 4th and 5th bike lanes from Laurel Street. If you live or travel through Bankers Hill you should be there. Brian Genovese (City Engineer) is­ presenting 4th and 5th Avenue bike lane…

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Bicycle & Livability Supporters Fear Coming Out in Hillcrest Amidst Death Threats

Growing up I never imagined being in a position where I'd get more flak for being someone who prefers to ride a bicycle than I would for a being a gay man. I get more hate directed from my fellow LGBTQ community in San Diego for being a bicycle advocate than I receive from the straight community for being queer. It reveals an interesting dichotomy…

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Foto Friday: San Diego’s Bike Train

San Diego can be a tough place to ride when one has to share road space with big trucks. Photo: Veronica Medina Mid-City now has a bike train thanks to the pioneering efforts of two women, Veronica Medina and Sandra Pimentel, who were recently featured in the Uptown News. Uptown News' Morgan Hurley writes, As a main corridor of Uptown, University…

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