SAN DIEGO, California — America’s Finest City wants to be a bicycle-friendly neighborhood, and traffic planners are proposing ways to make our streets friendly to bikers.
The plan for the Mission Hills-Hillcrest communities has run into controversy, but so far not a lot of heat has been generated over the plan for North Park, often called one of America’s hippest neighborhoods.
SANDAG will discuss its plans for North Park at a meeting at 6 pm Wednesday at the community center at 2719 Howard Ave.North Park Planning Committee‘s Public Facilities, Transportation, Parks and Public Art Subcommittee are hosting the event.
Bicycle advocates at Bike San Diego are pitching SANDAG to consider El Cajon Boulevard, a main west-east thoroughfare through the Uptown neighborhoods, as a key corridor for the bike plan. They wrote this on their Facebook page:
SANDAG should consider El Cajon Boulevard for its main east west corridor as there is opportunity to revive this key business, commercial and vibrant corridor with minimal topographic challenges.
The goal is to create bike-friendly intersections and traffic-calming solutions along the bicycling corridors. SANDAG is taking public feedback before they finalize their plans.