The Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways project is one of five segments planned as part of the Uptown Bikeways, which will enhance neighborhood connectivity between Uptown, Old Town, Mission Valley, Downtown San Diego, North Park, and Balboa Park. The Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways project consists of separated bike lanes and buffered bike lanes on Fourth Avenue and Fifth Avenue from B Street to Washington Street, connecting Hillcrest, Bankers Hill, and Downtown San Diego. The project will also include traffic calming measures and improvements for people walking, such as high visibility crosswalks, curb extensions, and rapid flashing beacons.
Separated bike lanes are protected from vehicle lanes by a vertical element such as raised medians, on-street parking, or bollards, and provide a degree of safety desired by people who are interested in biking for transportation, but are concerned about the safety of riding with vehicle traffic. Buffered bike lanes are conventional bike lanes combined with a painted buffer that increases the distance between people on bikes and the adjacent motor vehicle travel lane and/or parking lane.
The Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways segment is currently in the final design phase, with construction expected to begin in 2018. Project updates will be posted under the Notices tab.
Mariah VanZerr, AICP
Associate Active Transportation Planner
401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101