San Diegans who like would like their city to be more bike-friendly! Attend the Uptown Regional Bike Corridor Meeting this evening! (I would go if I were still there—but as i’m not, it’s up to you!! :] sry late notice, though)
June 12, 2013. 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Santa Fe Room, Balboa Park Club
2144 Pan American Road West.
University Ave. spans multiple neighborhoods —Mission Hills, Hillcrest, North Park, City Heights—yet has no safe cycle infrastructure to connect them. There is no parallel west-east residential street that would work as a “bicycle boulevard” because they get cut off by canyons and freeways, plus all the destinations are on University. Root for cycle tracks on University Ave!
A horrible, dangerous intersection on University Ave. at Sixth Ave in Hillcrest. I used to live two blocks away. The pavement is bumpy here, and if you didn’t already know the layout in this area, you could have accidentally right-turned down into the freeway. NOT KIDDING.
cycle tracks in Rotterdam, NL. (for Dutch standards, Rotterdam is considered a pretty car-centric city, but they still put in cycle tracks so it’s bike-friendly)
read more: SDGLN, 12.06.13.
but even if you can’t make the meeting this evening, you can still show your support by joining local nonprofit advocacy group BikeSD and/or by sending an email to your councilmember and/or SANDAG.