Monday, June 20, 2016

Bike Coalition To Lead Rolling Rally Supporting Downtown Mobility Plan

Bike Coalition To Lead Rolling Rally Supporting Downtown Mobility Plan City Council decision could improve local quality of life for all people WHAT: Bikes will roll from the new Horton Plaza Park to San Diego City Council with a purpose: to support the long-overdue bicycle improvements proposed in the Downtown Mobility Plan. The first-of-its-kind plan includes a connected series of bike lanes with physical barriers to separate riders from traffic and transform downtown into a place for all people to get around – in and out of cars. The San Diego County Bike Coalition will lead a ride and rally in support of the plan immediately preceding its City Council consideration. WHY: The Downtown Mobility Plan addresses the transportation and parking issues of a rapidly expanding downtown area by providing safe options for more people to travel without a car. If passed, the bike network will support the City in meeting its climate action plan goals as well as federal air quality standards and state-mandated greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. According to the Bike Coalition, the health of our region depends on decreasing the use of cars and giving residents the opportunity to choose life on two wheels – and feeling safe while doing so is the key. WHEN & WHERE: Tuesday, June 21 Noon: Bike riders meet at Horton Plaza Park (900 4th Avenue) 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Bike ride departs from Horton Plaza Park to San Diego City Council 1 p.m.: Rally outside San Diego City Council 2 p.m.: San Diego City Council hearing begins WHO: San Diego County Bike Coalition Supporting local bike groups People passionate about making downtown San Diego a bike-friendly place For more information on bicycle initiatives, please visit www.sdbikecoalition.org. For additional statistics on the positive impacts of bike infrastructure in popular U.S. cities, click here. ### San Diego County 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.

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