Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Whether they like it or not, Hillcrest is a major artery getting low wage renters- with City Heights being the densest population of non-car ownership- from home to downtown. Uptown has fought trolley extensions, street cars, bike lanes, and the BRT. What they decide affects all urban core neighborhoods and anyone living in neighboring areas should care and stand up against their NIMBY attitudes. Now that the bike share program is moving forward, and the Balboa Park centennial is coming up, maybe the infrastructure can finally be framed as a benefit to the Uptown Area. Hoping for a good turnout tonight at 6pm at Joyce Beers Center. We need to raise our voices now. From Bike San Diego: ACTION ALERT!! SHOW SUPPORT & LEND A VOICE Tonight at Joyce Beers Community Center 3900 Vermont St, San Diego, California 92103 6-8pm. The City is proposing to remove a travel lane and install a bike lane and buffer on 4th & 5th Ave from I-5 to Laurel St. This portion of the route is within the Uptown Community. The City will be presenting a routing map and the proposed travel lane removal to the Uptown Community Planning Group on September 3rd at 6:00pm at the Joyce Beer Center in Hillcrest- on Vermont Street in the Trader Joe’s Shopping Center. Bike Share is coming to San Diego and the city is preparing to implement bike routes throughout the downtown area to direct cyclists to the highlights of surrounding areas and are preparing a map that the city will be presenting to the Uptown Community Planning Group. The routes will be marked via way-finding signs and sharrows. For this implementation the city is only using paint, and they need to move quickly and implement as much as they can. This is an informational item and the city will be there to inform the public and listen to feedback. We need you there to add your voice and show support for bicycle infrastructure in San Diego! Find the event on Facebook.
Posted by Rosemary Bystrak at 5:26 PM