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.
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.
We jam-packed our live Politifest podcast with guests spanning several key pockets of San Diego. Check out interviews with BikeSD’s Sam Ollinger, binational affairs guru Mario Lopez, Modern Times beerman Jacob McKean and strategic communications pro Mindy Fletcher.
Let’s have a clear understanding about the impact of these proposed bike lanes, and the alternatives available. Residents and business owners need this before we can stand behind the project.
What we learned this week.
In a Q-and-A, San Diego State’s new professor of urban design describes why he considers cycling the missing piece in the region’s transit network.
A standoff at Tuesday’s Uptown Planners meeting belies a larger tension between cycling advocates and those who see bike investment as an encroachment on their lifestyle.
Mayor Bob Filner pledged to create establish events to celebrate biking and to improve infrastructure for bicyclists.