Category Archives: BikeLanes

Green Christmas 2017

Opportunity to Redesign for Safety

Asked @CityofSanDiego to implement NACTO paint treatments through the intersection per community’s request for safer streets on West Point Loma Boulevard.

NACTO paint treatments

Implemented green paint markings, through a difficult intersection on West Point Loma Boulevard, provide awareness for drivers and guidance for cyclists. Yield to “Bikes in the Green”.

Thank you City of San Diego

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer set a goal of paving thousand miles of street over a five-year period. As of date in less than half that time and starting with the street that need it the most, the city has paved 655 miles. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)

San Diego says it’s ahead of schedule on 1,000 miles of street paving

David Garrick –  November 6th, 2017

San Diego’s aggressive campaign to upgrade its crumbling streets is ahead of pace and continuing to accelerate, officials said Monday.

A plan to fix 1,000 miles of San Diego streets within five years has nearly reached the two-thirds mark early in its third year, putting the city on pace for paving 1,500 miles in five years instead.

“We’re going to blow right past that 1,000 and keep doing it,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said Monday morning while observing a paving crew in Pacific Beach. “We have to keep going because so many streets need it.”


There are still a lot of opportunities to make our streets and roads safer. The recently resurfaced Rosecrans Street is a good example of where we can significantly improve bike, transit and pedestrian safety with thoughtful application of NACTO standard road markings.

Riding from the Old Town Transit Center, south on Rosecrans Street, toward Sports Arena Blvd, Midway Drive and onto Liberty Station. This vital link to Point Loma is used by many bike commuters. Buffered bike lanes would help protect bicyclist from high speed traffic.


Frightening to find yourself in the middle of large intersection when light turns yellow/red. Turning onto Rosecrans St near Midway Drive intersection can be a super scary moment for children and adults alike.


Getting from downtown through Liberty Station via Laning Road. Robust bicycle infrastructure is needed to keep the many Point Loma bike commuters safe on busy Rosecrans Street.



‘Door Zone’ Buffers in PB



Bicyclist in bike lane
Buffered bike lanes along Grand Avenue in PB

It certainly adds a level of comfort and safety for two blocks as bicyclist ride away from a very busy intersection at Grand Ave. & Mission Blvd.

open door in bike lane
Door Zone danger reduced.

This women was fiddling with her baby and gear for five minutes or more. It’s an obvious indication of the added room and safety from doors being opened into bicyclist, as well as for the folks accessing the driver side of their automobiles.