Bayshore Bikeway

The Bayshore Bikeway is a regional corridor that will eventually extend 24 miles around San Diego Bay, providing a vital and scenic connection to major bayfront employers, as well as tourist and recreational destinations. Approximately 15 miles of bike paths have been built to date. The rest of the bikeway consists of on-street sections designated as either bike lanes or bike routes. 

SANDAG is developing additional improvements to the Bayshore Bikeway based on the Bayshore Bikeway Plan, which was adopted by SANDAG in 2006 to identify opportunities to improve the bikeway primarily along the east side of the San Diego Bay. The objective is to develop a continuous Class I bike path that would allow bike riders to ride all the way around San Diego Bay on a dedicated path away from city streets.


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Current Activities

The first phase of Segment 4, along Harbor Drive from Vesta Street to 32nd Street, was completed in April 2015. The remainder of Segments 4 and 5, from Vesta Street to Marina Way and West 32nd Street in National City, will begin construction in December 2016 and are anticipated to be completed in summer 2017. The Tidelands Avenue and West 32nd Street portions of this project will be constructed as an interim facility due to pending modifications to the National City Marine Terminal that could significantly change the street network in the area; a permanent alignment will be identified through the environmental review process for the proposed marine terminal changes. A total of $5.35 million has been secured to fund Segments 4 and 5, from the California State Coastal Conservancy, federal Transportation Enhancement funds, and the regional TransNet half-cent sales tax for transportation.

Main Street to Palomar Street in the City of Chula Vista. A feasibility study has identified an alignment to connect two existing sections of bike path and preliminary design is 30 percent complete. Design work continues and environmental studies are underway.

32nd Street to Park Boulevard. The alignment and conceptual design for this 2.5 mile segment of the bikeway is described in the preferred alignment study. Preliminary engineering for this project is scheduled to begin in the fall. In October 2015, the Bayshore Bikeway was awarded $4.94 million from the California Transportation Commission's 2015 Active Transportation Program. Combined with $4.94 million in matching funds from the TransNet Regional Bike Plan Early Action Program, this segment is fully funded through construction.

Development of the Bayshore Bikeway is guided by the Bayshore Bikeway Working Group, with representation from the five cities around San Diego Bay, the County of San Diego, the San Diego Unified Port District, and the bicycling community. 

More information is available on the Bayshore Bikeway fact sheet in English and en Español.

Project Manager

Stephan Vance
Senior Regional Planner
(619) 699-1924
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