September 2021
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SANDAG GObyBIKE Progress Update Summer 2021: 14 miles built, 22 projects in progress, 11 miles under construction, and 34 miles nearing construction.
Two people biking the newest segment of the Inland Rail Trail as a SPRINTER train goes by.

Inspired to Ride Together: SANDAG Community Bike Ride

Join us on Sunday, October 3 for a community bike ride on the Inland Rail Trail, hosted by SANDAG’s 2021 Regional Plan and iCommute teams in partnership with the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition. The planned ride is a family-friendly event, celebrating the completion of a new section of the Inland Rail Trail and showcasing connections that are made possible with bold transportation planning to bring our communities closer together.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., SANDAG and the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition will be hosting interactive stations, trainings, and safety checks at the Palomar College Student/Visitor Lot #1 located at 1140 W Mission Rd., San Marcos, 92069. The community ride will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Once underway, riders will travel westbound on the Inland Rail Trail with a mid-point pit stop at the NCTD Buena Creek SPRINTER station before returning to Palomar College along the Inland Rail Trail.

Bike riders of all skill levels and experience are encouraged to participate!

Crews install plants in stormwater drainage planter on Fifth Avenue and Nutmeg Street.

Crews Begin Performing Final Construction Activities for the Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways

SANDAG crews are beginning to perform several final construction activities for the Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways project, the first segment of the Uptown Bikeways in the City of San Diego. Crews are continuing construction work along Fourth and Fifth Avenues in Downtown San Diego, Bankers Hill, and Hillcrest. Recent construction activities included installing signage, landscaping, and temporary striping. Upcoming construction activities include street pavement resurfacing work and installing signage and permanent striping.

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 early 2022. Learn more at

Crews install plants at Meade Avenue and 33rd Street.

Construction of Traffic-Calming Features Continues for the Georgia – Meade and Landis Bikeways

This summer, SANDAG crews continued construction of many traffic-calming features for the Georgia – Meade and Landis Bikeways projects in the City of San Diego! Recent construction activities included curb extensions at the intersection of Landis Street and 43rd Street, and bend-outs along Meade Avenue at Texas Street, 30th Street, 33rd Street, and 35th Street. Upcoming activities include pavement resurfacing on Meade Avenue, constructing more traffic calming features and pedestrian improvements, and installing stormwater filtration features and landscaping.

When complete, the Georgia – Meade and Landis Bikeway projects will provide 6.5 miles of vital connections for residents to bike, walk, and roll 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 early 2022. Learn more at

Rendering of a section of the future Pershing Bikeway, showing people walking and biking separated from vehicle traffic.

Construction Bidding Process Moves Pershing Bikeway Project Forward

The Pershing Bikeway project went out to bid for construction in late July and bids were received and opened on September 15, moving the project closer to construction! After a careful analysis of the bids, SANDAG expects to take the construction contract to the Board of Directors for approval at their October 22 meeting.

The 2.3-mile Pershing Bikeway will improve safety and provide a critical north-south connection for people of all ages and abilities to bike, walk, and roll through Balboa Park and between North Park and Downtown San Diego. The bikeway will run along Pershing Drive between C Street and Upas Street. At the north end, the Pershing Bikeway will connect to the Landis Bikeway via Upas and Utah streets, and at the south end will connect to the C Street cycle track at 19th Street. Project features will include buffered bike lanes, a two-way separated bikeway, and a separate path for people walking.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2022. Learn more at

Rendering of the future Washington Street and Bachman Place Bikeways.

GO by BIKE Recently Awarded Grant Funding for Multiple Bikeway Projects

The SANDAG GO by BIKE program was recently awarded more than $23 million in state and federal grants thanks to the leveraging power of local TransNet funds! These grant awards mean more bikeway projects will soon be underway in the San Diego region.

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 (LPP). The project is currently in the final design phase and construction is expected to begin in 2023.
  • $4.3 million to SANDAG to construct the Orange Bikeway project through the Active Transportation Program (ATP). The Orange Bikeway project is currently in the final design phase and construction is expected to begin in 2022.
  • $12.1 million to SANDAG to complete the final two-mile section of the seven-mile “San Marcos to Vista” segment of the Inland Rail Trail through the ATP. Phase 4 of the Inland Rail Trail is currently in the final design phase and construction is expected to begin in 2024.

Learn more about our bikeway projects at

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22 World Car-Free Day
25 City Cycling Class - In Person

26 Women+ on Wheels Ride


2 Bikes on Broadway / Clean Air Day
Inland Rail Trail Community Bike Ride
6 National Walk to School Day
5 Smart Cycling Virtual Session
23 City Cycling Class - In Person


2 Smart Cycling Virtual Session
7 CicloSDias - Pacific Beach
13 8th Annual Ride the Point


7 Smart Cycling Virtual Session
9 SDCBC Joy Ride 2021!
SANDAG and City of San Diego officials and representatives from the San Diego Bicycle Coalition and BikeSD bike across the Rose Creek Bikeway bridge.
The Rose Creek Bikeway is now complete and open to the public!

The Rose Creek Bikeway is a two-mile segment of the Coastal Rail Trail and a priority project as part of the Regional Bike Network Early Action Program. People biking, walking, and rolling can now travel safely along the new multi-use path as it is completely separated from vehicle traffic!

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