Plan: SANDAG Regional Bike Plan

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What it does: 

To support the Regional Comprehensive Plan and Regional Transportation Plan, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) created the San Diego Regional Bicycle Plan (Plan) to provide a comprehensive framework to make the bicycle a useful form of active transport for everyday travel.

Goals: 

The Plan consists of five specific goals to achieve its vision for a safe bicycling environment:

  1. Significantly increase levels of bicycling throughout the San Diego region
  2. Improve bicycle safety
  3. Encourage the development of Complete Streets
  4. Support reductions in greenhouse gas emissions
  5. Increase community support for bicycling

Cost & Financing: 

The plan estimates a $419 million cost to complete the regional corridor network plus about $1.3 million annually for educational program costs. Funding sources include TransNet Active Transportation Program, state Transportation Development Act and other federal and state transportation funds.

Outcomes: 

Upon completion of the regional network, there will be over 275 miles of bicycle boulevards, cycle tracks, and bike lanes. SANDAG predicts implementation of the Plan will more than triple the total number of work and school bicycle commuters from 76,000 to over 280,000 commuters by 2030. The increase of bicycle commuters is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants by over 308 million pounds per year. 

Key Contacts: 

Name Organization Phone Number E-mail
Chris Kluth SANDAG (619) 699-1952 chris.kluth@sandag.org
Kathleen Keehan San Deigo County Bicycle Coalition (past executive director) (858) 472-5441 kkeehan@san.rr.com

Chris Kluth is the program manager of the Plan while Kathleen Keehan worked closely as an advocate with SANDAG on the Plan.

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Last Updated August 19, 2014 | Written By Mimi Tam