Opportunities to Get Involved

Since the North Park | Mid-City Bikeways planning process began in 2013, seven community workshops were held and at least 90 presentations were made to existing community groups. This has allowed the community to discuss project details and provide input on project design in order to achieve the goal of creating more opportunities to walk and bike in a low-stress environment. 

NEW: Bikeway Enhancements Questionnaire

As SANDAG moves closer to finalizing the design on bikeways in the North Park and Mid-City areas, we are seeking your input on aesthetic elements that could be included in these projects.

There are several locations with traffic calming features, such as curb extensions and neighborhood traffic circles, where there is an opportunity to add aesthetic elements to help beautify the community and provide a sense of place. The City of San Diego requires project elements that fall within their guidelines of “typical” materials and standard maintenance efforts. All options proposed in this questionnaire are consistent with these requirements. 

This questionnaire should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your input is highly valuable to our planning efforts. Results will be analyzed in aggregate so that individual responses will remain anonymous. Please complete the questionnaire by March 16, 2018. Thank you in advance for your input.

Open House and Public Hearing

SANDAG published a Traffic and Safety Impact Assessment for the project on July 12, 2017. Preparation of this assessment is required before the SANDAG Board of Directors can make a determination that the proposed project is exempt from CEQA under Public Resources Code Section 21080.20.5. 

SANDAG hosted an open house and public hearing for the Howard – Orange Bikeway on July 27, 2017, where attendees were invited to learn more about the project and provide written and verbal comments. In order to keep the project moving forward, SANDAG will be advancing the Howard Avenue portion of the project in early 2018. As part of the project’s environmental review process, written responses to the written and verbal comments received at the July 27, 2017 open house and public hearing will be provided to the SANDAG Transportation Committee, which is anticipated to consider whether the Howard Avenue portion of the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) at its February 16th meeting. Written responses to comments will also be posted on the project website.

At this time, SANDAG is conducting further study of the Orange Avenue portion of the project to determine the feasibility of additional traffic calming measures, including median islands at select intersections. Median islands would calm traffic along Orange Avenue by reducing cut-through traffic while maintaining local access. The potential use of these traffic calming measures will ultimately be subject to review and approval by the City of San Diego. 

Environmental review of the Orange Avenue portion of the project is currently on hold, pending the results of further study. If the additional traffic calming measures are added to the project design, then a revised Traffic and Safety Impact Assessment may be required for the Orange Avenue portion of the project. If so, it will be made available for public comment at an additional open house and public hearing.

Open house materials are listed below. 

Open House Flier
English/En Español  

Open House Program
English/En Español 

North Park | Mid-City Bikeways Project Map 

Project Overview
English/En Español

Project Timeline and Community Outreach
English/En Español  

Traffic and Safety Impact Assessment Overview
English/En Español  

Design Features – Bikeway Best Practices
English/En Español

Design Features – Potential Design Enhancements
English/En Español  

Conceptual Plans – City Heights – Orange Avenue (English/En Español):
32nd Street/Boundary Street over I-805 to 33rd Street
Wabash Avenue to 38th Street
39th Street to Fairmont Avenue
44th Street to Estrella Avenue

Conceptual Plans – North Park – Howard Avenue (English/En Español):
Park Boulevard to Hamilton Street
Oregon Street to Iowa Street

Preliminary Parking Assessment for Orange Avenue
English/En Español 

Preliminary Parking Assessment for Howard Avenue
English/En Español

Community Presentations

Presentations to community groups and organizations are available upon request. To request a presentation, please contact the project manager.

August 7, 2017
City Heights Area Planning Committee 

April 18, 2017
North Park Planning Committee 

April 12, 2017
El Cajon Business Improvement Association

April 3, 2017
City Heights Area Planning Committee 

Project Manager

Alison Moss
SANDAG Active Transportation Planner
401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 595-5354
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