“This is the first time in the history of the San Diego region where a financial commitment of this magnitude has been made to dramatically expand bike infrastructure,” said SANDAG Chairman and Santee City Council member Jack Dale.
“Our goal is to create a comfortable riding environment for people of all ages and abilities so biking can become a viable form of transportation.”
The plan comprises 42 projects totaling 77 miles of new bikeways that would make it much easier for people to ride their bikes to school, work and other major destinations. The plan will also complete large segments of bike corridors that have been on the drawing board for years, including:
- Coastal Rail Trail – 44 miles from Oceanside to San Diego
- Inland Rail Trail – 21 miles from Oceanside to Escondido
- Bayshore Bikeway – 24 miles around San Diego Bay
- San Diego River Trail that –19 miles from eastern Santee to Mission Valley
of the projects call for separating bike paths from
vehicle traffic. A complete list of projects is available online.
The bike plan will will be funded by TransNet, the regional half-cent sales tax for transportation approved by San Diego County voters. This local funding
will be leveraged to bring in state and federal dollars.