Yesterday afternoon, we had almost an full city council session when the mayor, councilmembers Alvarez, Gloria, Lightner, Sherman, along with staff for the councilmembers who couldn’t attend, showed up to listen to Martha Roskowski talk about how protected bike lanes (bike lane with some sort of protection and space between a bike rider and a vehicle driver) are a game changer in transforming cities…
The Green Lane Project is a campaign to get protected bike lanes on the ground in the U.S. by helping six leading cities implement innovative bike facilities. Mayor Filner was unequivocal in his support to apply to be one of the six cities in the Green Lane Project’s campaign next year.
congrats! san diego finally has its first bike-friendly mayor.
things you can do to help keep san diego moving toward bike- and ped-friendly streets: support BikeSD and/or WalkSD by becoming a member, attend community meetings and city council meetings to speak up for safer streets, and encourage your friends and family to walk and bike more.
let’s see how much san diego can catch up with seattle, portland, chicago, nyc, sf, la..
dearborn st. in chicago’s loop (downtown).