University Bikeway

Community Workshop held March 1 

SANDAG hosted a community workshop for the University Bikeway project on March 1, 2018. Materials from the Community Workshop can be viewed on our Get Involved tab.

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.

Project Overview

The proposed University Bikeway will provide a vital connection for residents to walk and bike between vibrant communities within San Diego’s urban core – City Heights, Eastern San Diego, and La Mesa. Proposed features include separated bike lanes, buffered bike lanes, high visibility treatments, and protected intersections designed to make the streets more pleasant for everyone – people who walk, bike, work, and live there. 

Separated bike lanes are protected from vehicle lanes by a vertical element such as raised medians, on-street parking, or bollards, and provide a degree of safety desired by people who are interested in biking for transportation, but are concerned about the safety of riding with vehicle traffic. Buffered bike lanes are conventional bike lanes combined with a painted buffer that increases the distance between people on bikes and the adjacent motor vehicle travel lane and/or parking lane.

The University Bikeway will run along University Avenue, between Estrella Avenue and 70th Street. The proposed bikeway will also provide an important connection to the Howard – Orange Bikeway to the west and an entire network of high priority regional bikeways just beyond.

The University Bikeway is one of six segments planned as part of the North Park | Mid-City Bikeways, which will add approximately 13 miles of bike boulevards and protected bikeways and connect the North Park and Mid-City neighborhoods. The project will help fulfill the vision laid out in the San Diego Regional Bike Plan to make riding a bike a more convenient and safer choice for everyday travel. The North Park | Mid-City Bikeways project is a vital part of the regional bike network, GO by BIKE, and a high priority project funded through the Regional Bike Plan Early Action Program. The University Bikeway segment is currently completing the environmental and preliminary engineering phase. Final design is scheduled to occur from 2018-2019, and construction is scheduled to begin in 2019.

Project Manager

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