Since the North Park | Mid-City Bikeways planning process began in 2013, ten 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.
Open House and Public Hearing held June 20, 2019
SANDAG hosted an Open House and Public Hearing for the Orange Bikeway project on Thursday, June 20, 2019. SANDAG published a Traffic and Safety Impact Assessment for the project on June 5, 2019. 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.
The community was invited to learn more about the project and provide written and verbal comments. As part of the project’s environmental review process, written responses to the written and verbal comments received at the June 20, 2019 open house and public hearing will be provided to the SANDAG Transportation Committee, which approved the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemption for the project at its July 19, 2019, meeting. Please see Agenda Item #4 beginning on page 9. The CEQA exemption for the Orange Bikeway project was subsequently approved by the SANDAG Board of Directors at its July 26, 2019, meeting. Please see Agenda Item #7 beginning on page 44.
Materials from the Open House are available below:
Community Workshop – April 23, 2019
SANDAG and the City of San Diego (Council District 9) hosted a community workshop at Ibarra Elementary School on April 23 to share updated concepts and solicit public input for the proposed Orange Bikeway.
View the materials shared at the community workshop.
Conceptual Plans – Orange Avenue (English/En Español):
32nd Street/Boundary Street over I-805 to 33rd Street
Wabash Avenue to 38th Street
39th Street to Fairmount Avenue
44th Street to Estrella Avenue
Design Features – Bikeway Best Practices
Project Aesthetics Questionnaire
In early 2018, 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 for the former Howard – Orange Bikeway – July 27, 2017
SANDAG hosted an open house and public hearing
for the proposed 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 advanced the Howard Avenue portion of the project
in early 2018, while the Orange Avenue portion was further studied to determine the feasibility of additional traffic calming measures, including median island traffic diverters at select intersections. Median island traffic diverters 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. Because additional traffic calming measures were added to the project design, a revised Traffic and Safety Impact Assessment was required for the proposed Orange Bikeway. An additional open house and public hearing was held June 20, 2019 (please see above).
to community groups and organizations are available upon request. To request a
presentation, please contact the project manager.
May 6, 2019
City Heights Area Planning Committee
Staff from Council President’s Georgette Gomez’s office and SANDAG attended the City Heights Area Planning Committee meeting on May 6. A summary of the results of the outreach process and updated conceptual designs were presented for the Orange Bikeway project. View the April 23 Community Workshop Summary.
The City Heights Area Planning Committee board voted in favor of moving forward with the updated concept for the Orange Bikeway, including the enhanced traffic calming features that were added into the project based on extensive community outreach.