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Which Parts of the Bicycle Master Plan Does the City Think Need Work?

There have been several proposals from San Diego bicycling advocates looking to make the city friendlier to cyclists. Many of them have received praise from city representatives, but not all of them. Officials have agreed with 25 of the 32 proposals in the plan, which originated with the Bicycle Advisory Committee. Some will take longer than hoped for, however, and others might need some work. Of the seven proposals that the city did not agree with, only one was labeled a bad idea. That idea was to revisit the 2013 bicycle master plan and update it using information from a 2015 climate action plan. The other six were criticized due to budget constraints, lack of staff and other feasibility issues. Proponents vs. Opponents of New Bike Proposals While there have been many opponents of the bike plan who say that spending taxpayer money on little-used bike lanes and narrowing of…
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Bike Across the Bay? SANDAG Considers Building Cycling Path on Coronado Bridge

As it currently stands, there is only one day per year that cyclists are allowed to bike the Coronado Bay Bridge. There are a couple days where pedestrians are allowed to walk it. But all of that might change soon, thanks to a plan in its very early stages. SANDAG is considering constructing a tunnel on the bridge that would span all the way from San Diego to Coronado, perhaps attached to the side of the bridge or maybe underneath it. This tunnel would allow pedestrians and cyclists to bike across the San Diego bay. At the midpoint of this tunnel, there would be an observation platform, allowing pedestrians and cyclists an unparalleled view of the bay and coast. Cyclists interviewed about the proposal spoke fondly of it, noting that it could alleviate traffic by letting navy base employees cycle to work and Coronado natives cycle to San Diego. Not…
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Why Should I Try a Bike-Share Program?

Bike-share programs are typically run by non-profits, so you won’t see much in terms of advertising for them. That doesn’t mean they aren’t successful, however. Here in San Diego, DecoBike has aided in reducing traffic, boosting overall public health, and reducing injury-rates. In general, bike-shares boost local economies and reduce air-pollution. Clearly, they can benefit your community. Why else should you try a bike-share program? Reasons to Try a Bike-Share Program Easy to use – Bike-share companies are transitioning to systems much like that of buses and metros. Instead of favoring those who buy annual passes, they are now offering short-term and single-ride options ($4/ride) that are easier to use. Inexpensive – Bike-share programs are becoming increasingly available in low income neighborhoods, with cheaper annual options. San Diego doesn’t offer this yet, but at $99/year, getting an annual bike pass is not only cheaper than gas money spent on commuting to…
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