Uptown Bikeways will create connections within neighborhoods, improve streets, and create links to the larger bikeway network being built throughout the region. The project will provide on-street connections from Old Town and Mission Valley through Uptown to Downtown, North Park, and Balboa Park. The Uptown Bikeways is one of the first high priority projects identified in the San Diego Regional Bike Plan to be funded for implementation. View the project's fact sheet for more details. Information from community meetings conducted during the planning phase alignment analysis is available under the Get Involved tab.
Since the completion of the planning phase in early 2014, work on preliminary engineering and design has been underway. This includes detailed engineering analysis and technical studies of the proposed designs for bikeways along the identified project alignments. A number of solutions were explored during the process.
On June 5, 2015, the SANDAG Transportation Committee directed staff to move forward with final engineering of the original design concept for the project with the exception of the constrained portion of University Avenue between 1st Avenue and 9th Avenue in Hillcrest, and maintaining vehicle access on the eastbound ramp from Washington Street to University Avenue.
With the planning and conceptual designs for the whole project completed, the project’s 12 miles of bikeways are being segmented to phase final design and construction. While work will continue on the entire project, the first segment that will go into construction will be the Downtown and Bankers Hill sections of 4th and 5th Avenues from B Street to Upas Street. These sections are anticipated to go to construction in early 2017.
SANDAG will continue to outreach to residents and businesses along the project alignments, as well as members of the broader community, and provide presentations to community groups. Project updates will be sent via email and social media.
Beth Robrahn, AICP
Active Transportation Planner
401 B Street, Suite 800
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