Category Archives: Point Loma

Beach Area Bike Lanes: August 2019

New, class-IV, protected cycle tracks
along West Point Loma Avenue

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Photo by: @SustainMatters Thank-you City of San Diego and Mayor Kevin Faulconer for new, Class-IV, protected cycle tracks along West Point Loma Avenue. After pipe work and repaving, a substantial safety upgrade of a vital connection between Midway District homes, businesses and shopping to Point Loma and OB homes, parks, beaches and services. Bikes and beaches are a real connection made in paradise. Feel safe on your bicycle adventures and enjoy good health, clean transportation and fun, engaging explorations of our communities. Let the good times roll!
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Photos by @CityofSanDiego New protected bikeways on West Point Loma Blvd will improve safety for bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers. By increasing bicycle travel, we’re lowering traffic congestion and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to help meet our Climate Action goals.

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@SDMayorsOffice: That’s fresh! Fresh paint, that is… New protected bike lanes have been installed along West Point Loma Boulevard to reduce congestion, increase safety and help SD reach its Climate Action goals.

 

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New, buffered bike lanes
along Cass Street in Pacific Beach

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Photos by @PaulaGandolfo6 New bike infrastructure along Cass Street in PB close to the US Post Office. The lanes are in and need to be finished with green paint and bike stencils. Note the addition of on-street bike/scooter painted parking corrals.

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New on-street bike & scooter
painted parking corrals.

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Photos by @PaulaGandolfo6 New bike lanes and on-street bike/scooter painted parking corrals.
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Photo by: @CityofSanDiego New parking corrals for bicycles and shared mobility devices are being added to streets in the communities of Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach. These corrals provide on-street parking for authorized dockless devices, keeping sidewalks safe for pedestrians.
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@CityofSanDiego: City crews have been busy painting scooter corrals in the beach areas. Next time you’re taking a ride, check out this City of San Diego Scooter Corrals MAP to find the closest corral to park your scooter.
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@CityofSanDiego: Whether it’s paving new streets or adding paint to existing ones, these employees are making improvements we all can appreciate in San Diego. For Employee Appreciation Month, we recognize Salvador Gracian and Misael Burgos-Verdugo who created new scooter corrals in Pacific Beach.

Green Christmas 2017

Opportunity to Redesign for Safety

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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

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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

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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
sandiegouniontribune.com

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.”

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.