Since the North Park | Mid-City Bikeways planning process began in 2013, eight community workshops were held and more than 100 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.
Project Aesthetics Questionnaire
Earlier this year, SANDAG sought community input on aesthetic elements that could be included on bikeways in the North Park and Mid-City areas.
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. Open house materials are listed below.
In order to keep the project moving forward, SANDAG advanced 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 were provided to the SANDAG Transportation Committee, which approved the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemption for the Howard Avenue portion of the project at its February 16, 2018 meeting.
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.
July 27, 2017 Open House Materials
Open House Flier
Open House Program
North Park | Mid-City Bikeways Project Map
Project Timeline and Community Outreach
Traffic and Safety Impact Assessment Overview
Design Features – Bikeway Best Practices
Design Features – Potential Design Enhancements
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
Preliminary Parking Assessment for Howard Avenue
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
Alison Moss, AICP
SANDAG Project Manager
401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101