May 2020

Bike To Work Day Update 

While the 30th Annual SANDAG Bike to Work Day, originally scheduled for Thursday, May 14, 2020, has been postponed, SANDAG has prepared a variety of digital options to support San Diegans as they GO by BIKE. Join us on May 14 for “Biking to Work in the San Diego Region,” a webinar with essential bike commuter skills, safety tips, and regional bike network updates. To learn more about other activities and to access digital resources that support San Diegans as they GO by BIKE, visit the iCommute Bike Month webpage

SANDAG is committed to hosting a fun, safe, and successful Bike to Work Day event while protecting our participants, staff, and volunteers. To ensure a safe and healthy environment for our region, the 30th Annual SANDAG Bike to Work Day has been postponed to Thursday, May 20, 2021. We are excited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the San Diego region’s Bike to Work Day activities in 2021!

Georgia – Meade and Landis Bikeways Construction Update

Over the last few months, SANDAG crews continued work on the Georgia – Meade Bikeway at three intersections on Meade Avenue in North Park where neighborhood traffic circles are being constructed and started work on the first three traffic circles on Landis Street. Major work activities included constructing new curbs and gutters, placing concrete sidewalk, forming and pouring the traffic circles, paving, and replacing streetlights with energy-efficient LED lights throughout the project areas.  

When completed, the Georgia – Meade Bikeway and Landis Bikeway will provide a vital connection 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 expected to open to the public in 2022. Learn more about these bikeways and other North Park | Mid-City Bikeways

Phase 2 of the Inland Rail Trail to Open Soon

SANDAG crews made significant progress on three miles of the Inland Rail Trail over the last several months. Recent construction activities included trail paving, light installation, fence installation, and landscaping. These three miles of the Inland Rail Trail travel through unincorporated San Diego County and the City of Vista and are anticipated to open to the public this summer. 

When this phase opens, there will be more than 10 miles of continuous trail open between the Escondido Transit Center and Mar Vista Drive in the City of Vista, helping provide a complete corridor in North County. To learn more about the Inland Rail Trail, please visit

Progress Continues on the Rose Creek Bikeway

SANDAG crews have made significant progress constructing the Rose Creek Bikeway. Recent construction activities on the Santa Fe Street segment included working on utilities, installing curb and gutter, green street stormwater treatments, and landscaping. Recent work on the trail segment included stormwater pollution prevention measures maintenance, invasive plant removal, installing curbs and retaining walls, and installing electrical conduit for trail lighting. In the coming months, the street and trail section work will culminate in the path becoming recognizable as a fantastic asset for active transportation.

The Rose Creek Bikeway will fill a two-mile gap in the Regional Bike Network as part of the Coastal Rail Trail between points to the north such as Sorrento Valley, University City, and UC San Diego, and points to the south such as Mission Bay, Pacific Beach, Mission Valley, and Downtown San Diego. The bikeway is anticipated to open to the public in fall 2020. More information is available online at

Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways Construction to Begin

Construction of the Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeways project is anticipated to begin this summer. The project will provide improvements along Fourth Avenue and Fifth Avenue from B Street to Washington Street, resulting in the creation of approximately 4.5 miles of new bikeways.  

The bikeways include features such as traffic calming elements, protected bikeways, safer crossings, and other streetscape enhancements that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to bike and walk within and between communities in San Diego’s urban core including Hillcrest, Bankers Hill, Balboa Park, and Downtown San Diego. Visit to learn more. 

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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May 14 Webinar: Biking to Work in the San Diego Region

Bike commuting class or safety check for employers
Bike and traffic safety class for K-12 schools
Love to Ride bike month challenge
In celebration of Bike Month, SANDAG is launching the Shared Streets pilot program. The SANDAG pilot program will provide up to $5,000 to each of the 18 cities and the county in the San Diego region for temporary improvements that create safe and healthy spaces for people to bike, walk, run, scoot, and more during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are open now, and due by Friday, May 22.
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