The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition was proud to join San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, SANDAG Chair and Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear, City Council President Jen Campbell, and other local community leaders to celebrate the opening of the Rose Creek Bikeway between University City and Pacific Beach.
“We advocate for more protected infrastructure like this because we know that when you build complete networks of safe and comfortable places to ride, more people will ride,” said Bicycle Coalition Board Chair Stephan Vance, “we’re going to continue to work on completing networks around the region.”
The Rose Creek Bikeway is a Class I bike path (meaning the bikeway is separated from vehicle traffic), filling a two-mile gap in the Regional Bike Network. According to SANDAG, the bikeway will connect points to the north, such as Sorrento Valley, University City, and UC San Diego, to areas further south such as Mission Bay, Pacific Beach, Mission Valley, and Downtown San Diego.
This two-mile project is part of a larger project known as the Coastal Rail Trail, a planned 44-mile bike route between Oceanside and Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego. The Rose Creek Bikeway joins several other completed segments of the Coastal Rail Trail, including the 1.3 mile Chesterfield Drive to Santa Fe Drive Undercrossing Segment in the City of Encinitas and the City of Oceanside’s Coastal Rail Trail connector.