Wednesday, July 26, 2017

SANDAG Howard-Orange Bikeway Open House

Open House and Public Hearing on July 27
Traffic and Safety Assessment Published July 12

Date/Time:  Thursday, July 27, 6 - 8 p.m. 
                     6 - 6:45 p.m. Open House
                     6:45 - 8 p.m. Public Hearing
Location:     Lafayette Hotel
                     Mississippi Ballroom
                     2223 El Cajon Blvd
                     San Diego, CA 92104

About the project
The Howard – Orange Bikeway is one of six segments planned as part of the 13-mile North Park | Mid-City Bikeways. The proposed project would provide bikeways on existing urban roadways in the North Park and Mid-City (City Heights) communities of the City of San Diego, and also connect to adjacent Uptown and Eastern communities. The purpose of the proposed project is to make it more convenient, attractive, and safe for people to ride bikes. The proposed project also would benefit people who walk and drive by making roadways safer for all users.

The proposed Howard – Orange Bikeway will be 3.3 miles and will run along Howard Avenue, between Park Boulevard and 32nd Street, and along Orange Avenue between 32nd Street and Estrella Avenue.

Public Hearing and Traffic and Safety Assessment
This open house and public hearing marks an important step for the Howard – Orange Bikeway project. SANDAG, as the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), will hold a public hearing to hear comments on the proposed project. The public hearing will be held from 6:45 to 8 p.m., at which time attendees may provide verbal comments on the project. 

SANDAG published a Traffic and Safety Impact Assessment for the project on July 12, 2017. Preparation of this assessment is required before the SANDAG Board of Directors can make a determination that the proposed project is exempt from CEQA under Public Resources Code Section 21080.20.5.

The public hearing will be preceded by an open house from 6 to 6:45 p.m. showcasing project features and updates, including the results of the Traffic and Safety Impact Assessment. During the open house portion of the meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to talk with project team members and provide feedback. The SANDAG Transportation Committee is anticipated to consider whether the proposed project is exempt from CEQA at its September 15, 2017 meeting. Comments collected at the public hearing and open house and written responses to those comments will be provided to the Transportation Committee for its consideration prior to their September 15, 2017 meeting.

To learn more about the project, please visit

Free bike valet parking will be provided at this event. Let us know if you plan to attend the open house and public hearing by visiting our Facebook event page. We look forward to seeing you there!

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