The first meeting of the Barrio Logan Stakeholders Group formed to advise SANDAG on the development of the Bayshore Bikeway through Barrio Logan will be on December 1, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Woodbury University School of Architecture on 2212 Main St. in Barrio Logan. SANDAG staff and consultants will present the project objectives and how it fits into the SANDAG regional bike program, describe the work done to date to identify the opportunities and challenges in determining a project alignment and design, and hear from the stakeholders about their interests and concerns regarding the project.
The Bayshore Bikeway
is a regional amenity that will eventually extend 24 miles around San Diego Bay, providing a vital and scenic connection to tourist destinations well as major bayfront employers. Currently, approximately 15 miles of bicycle paths have been built. The rest of the facility consists of on-street sections designated as either bicycle lanes or bicycle 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 along the east side of the Bay. The object of the plan is to develop a continuous Class I bike path that would allow bicyclists to ride all the way around San Diego Bay on a dedicated path away from city streets.
Harbor Drive from 32nd Street to Vesta Street. Construction began on the first phase of Segment 4 in October 2014 along Harbor Drive from Vesta Street to 32nd Street. This phase is expected to be completed in spring 2015. The remainder of Segments 4 and 5, from Vesta Street to Bay Marina Drive in National City, will be constructed once right-of-way agreements for two rail crossings are finalized. These improvements are funded by a combination of funds totaling $5.35 million, including a $2.5 million grant from the California State Coastal Conservancy, as well as federal Transportation Enhancement funds and the Regional TransNet sales tax for transportation.
Main Street to Palomar Street in the City of Chula Vista. A feasibility study is underway to identify an alignment to connect two existing sections of bike path. The study should be completed by summer 2014, with preliminary engineering and environmental studies starting at that time.
West 32nd Street and Marina Way to 32nd Street and Harbor. Final design is being completed between Bay Marina Drive and Tidelands Avenue in National City and 32nd Street and Harbor Drive in San Diego. Construction of the portion of this bikeway project in the City of San Diego should begin in September 2014. The National City portion will be constructed once railway crossing permits and approvals are obtained. Completion of the section between Bay Marina Drive and the existing bike path that ends at Marin Way and West 32nd Street in National City is being deferred in order to coordinate its development with potential redevelopment on Port District tidelands in this area.
32nd Street to Park Boulevard. Detailed planning for the segment of the Bikeway that would serve Barrio Logan and downtown San Diego is underway and should be completed by December 2014. Preliminary engineering and environmental analysis will begin immediately after that and be completed by June 2016.
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.