The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition applauds Mayor Todd Gloria’s action in adding temporary posts along the eastbound bike lane on Washington Street from India Street to Uptown. Washington Street is the main connector to the Washington Street Trolley Station for Mission Hills, Hillcrest, and Bankers Hill residents. Since 2012, six bicycle riders have been hit by vehicles along this corridor, at least one of which was fatal.
In September 2020, the Bicycle Coalition and other civic organizations wrote to then-Mayor Kevin Faulconer, calling for protection along the corridor’s bike lane. The Bicycle Coalition looks forward to working with Mayor Gloria and the City of San Diego on ensuring cyclists have the safest conditions to ride.