February 2021
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Inland Rail Trail Phase 2 is Complete and Open to the Public!

SANDAG completed construction of three miles of the Inland Rail Trail in North County San Diego at the end of January 2021! View the virtual ribbon-cutting event video here. The newly completed sections of the Inland Rail Trail run 2.5 miles between Cherimoya Drive and Mar Vista Drive in the County of San Diego and the City of Vista, and a half-mile between North Drive and West Bobier Drive in the City of Vista. With the completion of Phase 2 of the Inland Rail Trail, people can now bike, walk, or roll along more than 10 continuous miles of the separated multi-use path between the Escondido Transit Center and Mar Vista Drive in the City of Vista! 

The Inland Rail Trail is an important link in the SANDAG Regional Bike Plan Early Action Network, which reimagines how we use space on our streets to make them safer and more comfortable for everyone who uses them. SANDAG previously completed a one-mile section of the trail in the City of San Marcos in early 2017 and will be completing three more miles of the trail as part of two future projects. Visit to learn more.

Rose Creek Bikeway Rolls Toward Completion

Over the last few months, SANDAG crews made significant progress constructing the Rose Creek Bikeway in the City of San Diego. Recent construction activities included irrigation improvements, stormwater maintenance, electrical work, grading and paving, and the installation of landscaping, lighting, curbs, fences, and railings. Upcoming construction activities will include paving the bikeway and building the raised median on Santa Fe Street, paving the path along the creek, energizing the lighting, and installing signs and other finishing touches. 

The Rose Creek Bikeway will complete a critical two-mile gap in the SANDAG Regional Bike Plan Early Action Network as part of the Coastal Rail Trail. The bikeway is anticipated to open in spring 2021. 

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Bike and Pedestrian Improvements Take Shape Along Georgia – Meade and Landis Bikeways

SANDAG crews recently completed several neighborhood traffic circles and pedestrian improvements for the Georgia – Meade and Landis Bikeways projects in the City of San Diego! Crews most recently completed the construction of three neighborhood traffic circles – two on Landis Street at 29th Street and 33rd Street, and another at the intersection of Meade Avenue and Swift Avenue. Construction is underway on two more traffic circles located at the intersections of Meade Avenue and 39th Street, and Landis Street and 41st Street. Crews also began constructing raised crosswalks, bend-out curb extensions, and speed cushions along the bikeways. Other features under construction include stormwater drainage improvements, landscaping work, and electrical work. 

When complete, the Georgia – Meade and Landis Bikeway projects will provide 6.5 miles of vital connections for residents to walk and bike between vibrant communities within San Diego’s urban core including City Heights, Kensington-Talmadge, Normal Heights, North Park, and University Heights. The Georgia – Meade and Landis Bikeways are on schedule and expected to open to the public in 2022.

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Construction Continues on Walking, Biking, and Transit Features on Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways

This fall, SANDAG crews made significant progress on the Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways project, the first segment of the Uptown Bikeways in the City of San Diego. Crews are performing paving work and pouring and forming new concrete curbs to create median islands along the west side of Fifth Avenue between A Street in Downtown San Diego and Redwood Street in Bankers Hill. On the east side of Fourth Avenue, crews are also forming and pouring concrete to construct raised median islands from Laurel Street to Quince Street. When complete, the raised medians will provide separation between people riding in the bikeway and people driving and parking in the street. Other features under construction include concrete bus pads and raised bus islands, upgraded curb ramps, and traffic signal, street lighting, and stormwater drainage improvements. 

When complete, the project will add approximately 4.5 miles of protected and buffered bikeways on Fourth and Fifth Avenues between B Street in Downtown San Diego and Washington Street in Hillcrest, enhancing connections within and between communities in San Diego’s urban core. The Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways are expected to open to the public in 2022. 

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Grant Awarded for the Washington Street and Bachman Place Bikeways Project!

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) awarded $7 million to SANDAG to construct the Washington Street and Bachman Place Bikeways project through the Local Partnership Program! The project will add 3.2 miles of bikeways within and between Uptown San Diego and adjacent communities. Design work is underway and construction could begin as soon as late 2022. 

The 1.1-mile Washington Street Bikeway will connect Mission Hills with the Five Points neighborhood and the Washington Street Trolley Station and continue north toward Old Town. The 2.2-mile Bachman Place Bikeway will connect Bankers Hill and Hillcrest to Mission Valley and the San Diego River Trail. The Washington Street and Bachman Place Bikeways project is one of five segments planned as part of the Uptown Bikeways, which will add approximately 12 miles of bike boulevards and protected bikeways to connect the neighborhoods of Uptown, Old Town, Mission Valley, Downtown San Diego, North Park, and Balboa Park.

Update on Construction Activities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Public works construction activities have been deemed essential, so we’re continuing to keep active construction projects moving during the pandemic. Protecting the health and safety of the San Diego region, including our partners, contractors, and stakeholders, is a top priority for SANDAG. Be assured that construction workers are following precautionary health measures, and we continue to monitor developments and follow all health guidance and orders.

SANDAG offices are currently closed to the public. Our team is working remotely during this time to provide essential services, and to continue progress on critical regional projects. SANDAG will continue to monitor the development of COVID-19 in the region and follow guidance from the  San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

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The Inland Rail Trail is a planned 21-mile Class I bikeway that runs along the North County Transit District (NCTD) SPRINTER rail line through the cities of Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, and a portion of unincorporated San Diego County. 10+ continuous miles of the Inland Rail Trail are now open to the public!
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