Riding to 2050: San Diego Regional Bike Plan proposes a vision for a diverse regional bike system of interconnected corridors, support facilities, and programs to make biking a convenient form of transportation for everyday travel. The plan, now known as GO by BIKE, is intended to guide the development of the regional bike network through the year 2050. 

Planning for a more bike friendly region helps resolve multiple complex and interrelated issues, including traffic congestion, air quality, climate change, public health, and livability. By guiding the region toward the creation of a substantial regional bike network, this plan can affect all of these issue areas, thereby improving existing and future quality of life in the San Diego region.

The Bike Plan presents an interconnected network of bike corridors that will enable residents to bike safely on more direct and convenient routes within and between major regional destinations and activity centers. It also supports implementation of both the SANDAG Regional Comprehensive Plan (RCP) and the SANDAG 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). 

The RCP calls for more transportation choices and a balanced regional transportation system that supports smart growth and a more sustainable region. The RTP calls for a multimodal regional transportation system that includes a regional bike network. The Bike Plan provides that network.

Investing in Active Transportation

Biking and walking are modes of active transportation, a concept that emphasizes the health benefits of these modes of travel for individuals and communities. In October 2011, SANDAG adopted the 2050 RTP and Sustainable Communities Strategy, which made an unprecedented commitment to active transportation. In September 2013, the SANDAG Board of Directors approved $200 million to implement the Regional Bike Plan Early Action Program (EAP). Over the next ten years, the EAP will:

  1. Implement identified high priority projects
  2. Execute supporting programs outlined in the Bike Plan  
  3. Continue to fund local bike and pedestrian projects through a competitive grant program 

Prior to establishing the early action program, SANDAG had set aside initial funding to implement portions of the high-priority regional bike projects and to initiate work on several supporting programs.

More information is available from our San Diego Regional Bike Plan Early Action Program fact sheet.

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