SANDAG seeks biking input

SAN DIEGO -- Approximately 40 representatives from major community planning and transportation groups were asked to dream big at a brainstorming workshop held Dec. 5. Organized by San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the meeting was the first of its kind to solicit public input on updating the citywide regional bike corridor plans, including Uptown.

Fully half of those attending the workshop held at the Balboa Park Club represented Uptown organizations, including the Adams Avenue, North Park, Hillcrest and Bankers Hill business associations. Hillcrest Town Council and the North Park Community Association were represented, and members from the Uptown Community, Greater Mid-City and Old Town parking districts were also in attendance.

Transportation groups present included Walk San Diego, BikeSD, Move San Diego and Great Streets San Diego. Greater North Park, Uptown Centre City, Old Town and Balboa Park planning committees also took part as stakeholder groups.

After a slide-show presentation, SANDAG transportation planners went around the room asking community representatives to offer ideas as to how regional bike corridors could be improved and what factors need to be considered in making that evaluation.

SANDAG planner Beth Robrahn said they were trying to help “the average everyday person ride a bike for everyday trips around the neighborhood,” adding that there is much work to be done to improve bike corridors and making riding safer for cyclists.

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