Strategic Plan 2018-2023
The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition advocates for, and protects the rights of, all people who ride bicycles. We promote bicycling as a mainstream, safe, and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation.
The latest updates on our many projects:
With among the lowest vehicle miles traveled per resident in San Diego County, El Cajon has thousands of residents who rely on biking, walking, and public transportation every day. For too long, however, El Cajon has had some of the least safe biking and walking infrastructure in the County. El Cajon’s new active transportation plan, released just last week, sets
The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition is saddened to announce the first recorded San Diego County cyclist fatality of 2022. On Saturday, February 26th, a man was killed in Solana Beach when he fell off his E-bike and was struck by the driver of a Dodge Ram Truck. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the
This week, with support from Eric Dasmalchi, the Los Angeles mobility advocacy organization Streets for All, and Citizen App, we’re launching a Twitter program that will automatically report the details of every pedestrian and bicyclist-involved crash in San Diego in real time. Follow @SDCrashBot on Twitter to see the reports, or read on to learn more about this program, and
By Marissa Tucker-Borquez California, San Diego County, and local cities all made huge leaps forward on bicycling in 2021. The City of San Diego took major leaps toward implementing its planned network of quick build cycling infrastructure. Washington Street, 30th Street, and Pershing Drive all received new paint and flex posts to create Class IV cycle tracks in rapid succession.
By Hoang-Dan Nguyen Although San Diego is boosting its efforts to expand its bicycle infrastructure network, these improvements are not coming fast enough to prevent injuries and deaths on our roads. Partially due to unsafe infrastructure, at least fourteen cyclists have been hurt or killed in collisions with motor vehicles in San Diego County over the past
On September 3, 2021, California lawmakers passed a bill that could reduce cycling accidents. Still expected to be signed by Governor Newsom, A.B. 122 would give cyclists the option to yield, rather than stop, at stop signs when safe to do so. According to Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horbath, this bill will encourage safer riding and have long-term benefits on the
July - September 2021
- Organizing partner and speaker with Mayor Gloria and others at opening of 30th Street Cycletrack celebration ride attended by hundreds of cyclists. Project advocacy efforts took years with efforts lead by local community members.
- Advocated for safer bicycling along Pershing Drive after recent fatalities. Held joint press event with partner organizations. Pershing now has a road diet in both directions and interim post and buffer protected bikeway prior to the permanent SANDAG planned permanent protected bikeway.
- Advocated for SANDAG EAP funding allocations to complete planned bikeways in the Regional Bike Plan. Focus in next few months on supporting increase in Transnet funding for future active transportation projects.
- Held five Bike Education events for elementary and middle schools have been completed. The majority of these have been in the North County neighborhoods of Carlsbad and Encinitas.
- Two virtual school assembly events. Both the Bicycle Coalition and the San Diego school system are trending towards in person events although that transition is not complete for either. Each school has its own protocols which adds hours to the planning process.
- We’ve reached nearly 700 kids thus far. Additionally, thanks to virtual events, we’ve had more interaction with parents as well.
- Employer Events have been a slower process. We’re assuming this is due to uncertainty in the workplace, as employees move back into the office. The Account Executives at SANDAG have been encouraged to sign employers up now, for events that may not happen until the spring.
- Move Free SD
- Created videos and education materials about riding through roundabouts and teaching new riders how to bike
- Conducted helmet counts and analyzed data
- City of Encinitas
- Teaching a monthly city cycling class in Encinitas.
- City of Carlsbad
- Created two self-guided bike routes using Story Maps. One of them is a route to visit historical buildings and it will be showcased for Move Carlsbad event.
- The September Smart Cycling Class Road Session in Carlsbad with about five participants
- Taught two virtual Biking with Kids classes in August. One was recorded for the City to share on their carlsbadcommuter.com website. Nine people attended the livestreamed class.
- On August 1st, we celebrated the 30th Street Bike Lane Opening (watch the video)
- Women+ on Wheels
- Held a ride and expo in Penasquitos Creek Park in September. 250+ attended.
- San Diego Design Week
- Led a series of events including a Pride Ride Bike Tour for San Diego Design Week on 9-11-21, about 15 people attended
- Mid-City Bike Program
- This program ended in early October and in total we gave away 70 bicycles, trained five apprentice mechanics, and built great partnerships in City Heights
- Launched Free Bikes 4 Kidz program
- Did our first volunteer event where we had 20 people from Rad Power Bikes come fix about40 kids bikes for the program on 10-20-21
- Successful 14th Annual Bike The Bay held on August 22nd returned as in-person event with 2400 participants – close to the 2019 event participation level. All event logistics coordinated with volunteer committee with social media assistance from Mixte Communications. Post ride Expo featured vendors and sponsor exhibits. Plans for larger 15th year celebration in place for 2022 event.