The city’s Climate Action Plan has won national praise for its ambitious goals and enforcement mechanisms. But when the plan was being written in 2014, city staffers said one of the plan’s main goals wasn’t based on anything and that they didn’t think the city had any real chance of reaching it, according to emails released by the city as part of a public records request.
It is possible that many of San Diego’s public programs could be successful, and could deliver on the results we claim we want – but San Diego rarely seems willing to pitch in the extra effort or money it would take to get those programs through their awkward teenage years.
Building a binational bike lane is proving to be a difficult task, and not just because building anything across an international border is tough. Bike unfriendliness in San Ysidro and Tijuana is a big hurdle, too.
Regional planning agencies have played with the idea for years. Now a local Tijuana designer is pushing for bike-friendly infrastructure at the San Diego-Tijuana border crossing.
After months of delays, San Diego’s bike-share stations are finally starting to open. But the company is now facing a whole new set of issues, like the fact that many of the solar-powered stations are in the shade.
If ever there was a crowd inclined to make Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s plan to get more San Diegans to bike to work happen, it was attendees at this weekend’s CicloSDias event. But many said there are a lot of roadblocks stopping them from biking to work.
After SANDAG’s plan to add more bike lanes in Hillcrest met big backlash, the group reached out for help in creating alternatives. One has taken off with local business owners. But there are parking spots at stake, which means no one agrees completely.
San Diego’s to-be-launched bike-share program will be the most expensive of its kind in the country for consumers. There’s a reason for that.
With a new bike-share program nearing launch and the city preparing to drop $200 million on bike infrastructure, leaders in San Diego’s two-wheeled community push to add continuity and contiguity to the city’s policies.
San Diegans recently got a sneak peek at where they’ll be able to rent bikes to explore the city or run errands. Not everyone was happy with what they saw.