What is the Regional Bike Plan and how was it developed?
Riding to 2050: San Diego Regional Bike Plan sets forth a vision for, and guides the development of, a diverse regional bike network, support facilities, and programs. The plan was developed by evaluating the current regional bikeway network and programs to identify opportunities and constraints to riding a bike for transportation in the San Diego region. Responses to local and regional questionnaires indicate that residents would be willing to bicycle more frequently when better bicycle and support facilities, and bicycle-related programs, are provided. This data, along with data from the United States Census and the American Survey for San Diego County, and existing policies were compiled and analyzed to develop a comprehensive set of goals, objectives, and action items.
How is the Bike Plan being implemented?
Now known as GO by BIKE, the Regional Bike Network was called for in the Bike Plan and involves the coordination and implementation of the planning, design, and construction of a diverse infrastructure of interconnected, on-street, and separated bikeways, as well as programs and services designed to support and encourage more people to ride a bike for daily trips. 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. In collaboration with local jurisdictions, other public agencies, and community organizations our vision is to make this region one of the most bike-friendly in the nation.
How can I find out more about bikeway projects currently under construction?
Construction information is posted to each project's Notices tab. Please check these pages regularly for updates or sign up to be added to our email list.
How can I provide input on bikeway projects currently in the planning stages?
SANDAG values community involvement. Public meeting information is posted to each project's Notices tab. General comments also can be emailed to GObyBIKE@sandag.org.
How are bikeway projects funded?
Two percent of annual revenues from TransNet, the half-cent sales tax for transportation approved by San Diego County voters, are allocated to the Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Neighborhood Safety Program.Your tax dollars are at work to make the bike network in the San Diego region one of the best in the nation.
Where can I find bike safety information?
Links to bike riding tips are available on GObyBIKEsd.com. The San Diego Bicycle Coalition also offers a number of tips and resources for people interested in biking more as a transportation choice.
Can I take my bike on public transportation?
Yes, you can take your bike on transit for no additional charge. GObyBIKEsd.com provides links to more bikes on transit tips.
Where can I get a bike map?
The San Diego Regional Bike Map is available online and highlights various types of bikeways, as well as suggested routes for commuting. Maps also can be found at bike shops throughout San Diego County.
Where can I find more information on biking or bike projects?
Information on biking to work, bike parking and lockers, tips, and bikeway projects is available at GObyBIKEsd.com.