Wednesday, June 5, 2019

City of San Diego Appoints Andy Hanshaw to Lead New Mobility Board

(Source: Go Mixte)



Better biking activist’s new position follows previous Bicycle Advisory Board chair position

What:
The City of San Diego recently appointed San Diego Bike Coalition Executive Director Andy Hanshaw to chair its new Mobility Board. As a local biking expert, Hanshaw plans to lead San Diego into a future with equitable transportation and increased mobility.

In his new role, Hanshaw aims to guide San Diego to reach the goals outlined in the City's Climate Action Plan. He also will serve as the leading voice for bikes, urging the City to accelerate existing bike plans such as the Bike Master Plan and the Downtown Mobility Plan that connect bikeways in the city and offer safe routes for commuters.

“I’m happy the new Mobility Board is represented by people actively involved in biking, walking and transit,” Hanshaw said. “When we talk about mobility, it has to be about prioritizing everyone’s way to move about our city outside of a car. I trust our Board will be effective with the City to influence better biking and other mobility changes.”

When & Where:
The Mobility Board meetings are open to the public and happen every first Wednesday of each month. See details for the next meeting below and click here for the agenda:

When: June 5 at 4 p.m.

Where: San Diego Central Library, 9th Floor, Commission Room (330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101)

Why:
Hanshaw understands the power of bikes in shaping a city. For several years, he has advocated for safe and accessible infrastructure for bikes, and has guided the City to implement better biking changes. In his new role as the Mobility Board chair, Hanshaw will continue to lead the City on improving biking in the region so that everyone can have a healthy, safe and accessible way to get around.

History:
Prior to the Mobility Board, the Bicycle Advisory Board acted as the equitable transportation voice advising city leaders for the past four-and-a-half years. Hanshaw chaired the Board, which worked with the city to improve policy to make biking a more viable choice for people in San Diego. During its tenure, the Board worked to strategize implementation of protected bike lanes as part of the Downtown Mobility Plan.

Data:
Climate Action Plan bike commuter target (Page 39): Achieve 6% bicycle commuter mode share by 2020.
Downtown San Diego Mobility Plan

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San Diego Bike Coalition is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and protects the rights of all people who ride bicycles. They promote bicycling as a mainstream, safe and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation. For more information, please visit www.sdbikecoalition.org.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Today is Bike to Work Day 2019!

Today is Bike To Work Day. There will be over 100 pit stops from 6-9am with refreshments, water, and a limited free t-shirts for people who pre-registered here.

There's been so much good news for biking lately it's been hard to keep track, but check out more Bike Month info at iCommute.com or check out a bunch of their updates here.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Bike Activities This Week

It's been so long since my little family unit has been on bikes together that I had to dig through my archives to find any evidence of us on bikes. This is from 5 years ago, and to be honest, we stopped riding because our neighborhood got too dangerous and aggro for us to feel safe. So thought the BikeSD email below warranted a repost.


BikeSD sent out a helpful reminder for some activities happening this week, so in the spirit of amplification, here's the content of their email. 

Free Cargo Bike Carnival 

Friday, April 12 — from 3-6 p.m. at San Diego's Waterfront Park: Bring your bicycles for an kid-friendly family ride along the new J Street protected bike lanes in downtown San Diego. Free demos of cargo bikes suitable for families (including electric bikes and accessories). Free helmets for 100 kids and adults with expert fittings by ThinkFirst.org. Bike coloring book by artist Lisa Y. Mendez. Facebook event page here.

Family Ride and People-Protected Bikeway on 30th Street 

Saturday, April 13 — at 10 a.m. at Bird Playground (northeast corner of Balboa Park). Community members will ride their bicycles along 30th Street in North Park to show support for safer streets for all users. During the family-friendly ride, dozens will act as a human barrier protecting bike commuters from cars to make a bold statement that any new bikeway along 30th Street, a critical corridor, must be physically protected. District 3 Councilmember Chris Ward will be riding with us. If you're interested in being part of the people-protected lane, contact talk@bikesd.org. Join us! Facebook event info here.

30th Street Bikeway Design Public Hearing In North Park 

Tuesday, April 16 — from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 2901 N Park Way. North Park
Planning is hosting a public hearing on proposed bike lanes being considered on 30th Street. The City of San Diego has a critical opportunity to provide safe streets for families by ensuring that protected bikeways become the default when considering new bike facilities. Protected bikeways are essential to helping new riders feel safe getting out on the road and to meeting the City's climate and safety goals. Come be a voice for biking and safety in North Park. Facebook event page here.

Source: BikeSD.org

Monday, April 1, 2019

NIxle Report: Serious Injury Collision

It's been awhile since I've posted here. There are a ton of bike events and Bike To Work Day is coming up and there have been and will be a lot of community meetings and conversations about bike lanes and paths and SANDAG stuff, but life has been busy and I've been off the saddle for a long time, so it feels disingenuous to write as a bike rider, let alone an advocate, but then I realized part of the reason I don't ride is because I'm mostly terrified to ride these days. Some of my favorite people, who ride everyday, have been injured or road scarred or hit that I wonder what business I have riding the streets of San Diego. If I can't walk somewhere, I'll take a ride or Uber any day over the risk of bike riding. It makes me sad, but it's a sad reality.

So I'll try to get some posts back on this page--especially since I still pay for the domain--but I don't claim to be any authority on local bike happenings. Hit up San Diego County Bicycle Coalition for the cool stuff, and BikeSD is still super active and instrumental in local advocacy. For now, I'll post stuff like this when it comes across my email and light a candle for safe riding.

Incident# 48527
Begin Date/Time: 03/29/2019 04:30 AM
End Date/Time:
Beat: 512 Location: Main St./I-15 Off Ramp
Neighborhood: Logan Heights Inc
Type: Serious Injury Collision Synopsis: A 60 year old male driving a Ford F-150 Pick-Up truck stopped for a red traffic light on the I-15 off ramp to 3300 Main Street. A 73 year old male bicyclist was riding Southbound in the Northbound lanes of Main Street. The traffic signal cycled to green for the pick-up truck. The bicyclist rode out in front of the pick-up truck and was struck. The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital and is being treated for life threatening injuries. SDPD Traffic Division responded to the scene and will be handling.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

November 2: Riders on Bicycles to Receive Free Bike Lights at Central Library

November 2: Riders on Bicycles to Receive Free Bike Lights at Central Library

Cyclists to light up the road for daylight savings

Bike Coalition joins Police Department to promote safe commuting at night

WHAT: As Daylight Savings time brings shorter days, the San Diego Bike Coalition and the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) invite all bike commuters to receive free front bike lights. All riders on bikes can head to the San Diego Central Library where the Bike Coalition and Police Department will encourage safe, nighttime commuting with free bike light installation, helpful tips and important safety information about riding in the dark.

WHY: The Daylight Savings transition on Sunday, November 4, means more people who commute by bikes will pedal home in the dark. As California state law requires cyclists to use front and rear lights when commuting at night, the Bike Coalition and Police Department want to ensure all people in San Diego have access to what they need to be visible on busy streets and get home safely.

WHO:
San Diego Bike Coalition
San Diego Police Department
San Diego Central Library
WHERE: San Diego Central Library (330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101)

WHEN: Friday, November 2 from 4 to 6 p.m.

source:Go Mixte

Friday, October 5, 2018

October 21: Thousands to Roll Through Car-Free Streets in Ocean Beach at CiclOBias

San Diego Bike Coalition invites families to shop local at open-streets celebration

SAN DIEGO, September 25, 2018 – On October 21, the San Diego Bike Coalition will bring its open-streets celebration back to the beach with CiclOBias Ocean Beach. The car-free event encourages San Diego residents and tourists alike to bike, walk, skate or stroll through neighborhood streets to support local businesses and enjoy time outdoors.

“We wanted to bring this year’s open-streets event back to the beach in an area abundant with local shops and restaurants,” says Bike Coalition Executive Director Andy Hanshaw. “CiclOBias will allow people of all ages to explore all that Ocean Beach’s vibrant beach community has to offer from a completely new standpoint.”

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 21, select streets in Ocean Beach will close to cars to allow people to participate in a variety of family-friendly activities and re-experience the charm of the neighborhood from outside a car. The CiclOBias route begins at Voltaire St. and expands through Bacon St. with access to Santa Monica Ave. and Newport Ave.

Since the first open-streets event, CicloSDias, rolled through North Park streets in 2013, the Bike Coalition has engaged community partners, city officials, local businesses and neighbors to host five additional open-streets celebrations in beach and inland communities. CiclOBias is a partnership with the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, the California Office of Traffic Safety, San Diego Police and the Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association.

The Bike Coalition encourages people of all ages to join for the free CiclOBias on October 21. For daily updates, roll along with the San Diego County Bike Coalition on Facebook and Twitter or at http://www.sdbikecoalition.org.

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San Diego Bike Coalition is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and protects the rights of all people who ride bicycles. They promote bicycling as a mainstream, safe and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation. For more information, please visit www.sdbikecoalition.org.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

June 21-23: Regional Bike Summit in San Diego

June 21: Inaugural Regional Bike Summit to Lead with Female Empowerment

Three-day experience to end with Velobration celebrating kickoff to summer
San Diego Bike Coalition to host panels and workshops around better bicycling

WHAT: The first-ever Regional Bike Summit will kick off with a half-day summit devoted to empowering the women, trans and femme bicycling communities. Powerful female speakers will lead discussions and workshops on issues such as transportation justice to give a voice to those who aren’t typically heard.

The remaining two days of the summit will uncover real strategies for improving bicycling in all communities of the San Diego region. A Velobration party will close out the summit and kickoff summer with live music, beer and bike-themed entertainment.

WHY: With San Diego’s recent ranking as a top ten city for bicycling, the Regional Bike Summit will bring together a diverse group of advocates, leaders and elected officials to discuss solutions for better biking in the region. The Bike Coalition hopes this summit will get rid of the stereotypes associated with San Diego’s bike community and break down common barriers to bicycling in order to get more people on bikes regardless of gender identity, race or income.

WHO:
San Diego Bike Coalition
Bike leaders and advocates
Elected officials
For a list of featured speakers, click here.

WHERE:
Regional Bike Summit venue: Museum of Photographic Arts (1649 El Prado San Diego, 92101)
Velobration: World Beat Cultural Center (2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92101)

WHEN:
Women/Trans/Femme Summit: Thursday, June 21 – 1 – 5 p.m.
Regional Bike Summit: Friday, June 22 – 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Mobile/Field Workshops, Velobration: Saturday, June 23 – 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

source: Go Mixte