On April 3, I shared the spotlight with friends (Charlie Gandy) and leaders of the California bike community and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom – to talk on how cyclists are earning significant political power in California cities.
In the past year, San Diegans have shown repeatedly that they want a city structure that makes neighborhoods walk and bike friendly. With the unanimous passing of DECO Bike Share (to implement throughout San Diego in 2014), the city’s first ever CicloSDias, a series of Bike Local Sundays, $200 million passed for SANDAG’s bicycle projects and the largest bicycle friendly Business Improvement District in the nation, all eyes are on what San Diego does next to continue being a leader in open streets and livable neighborhoods.
North Park Main Street Association – Festival of Arts was May 17, 2014
Highlighted by the EcoZone/Alternative Transportation – with Car2Go and BikeShare, plus Military Veterans Artist section
Bike Share is coming to SD for questions/comments/information: www.decobikesandiego.com
AMGEN, SD host City 2015? Send me your thoughts, comments, wishes: A Local Organizing Committee exploratory meeting has been formed, for information go to: 2015 TOC Exploratory Committee (on Facebook)
Website with more information CLICK HERE
Challenged Athletes Foundation and Bill Walton!?
- Opportunities to have Bill as a keynote speaker will bring laughter, reflection and motivation. All proceeds go to the CAF. Contact me for more details.
NBC News about the CAF giving new hope: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/53212597/#53212597
CicloSDias 2014: www.cicloSDias.com
- other cities with open streets celebrations on the horizon (in no particular order): Escondido 2015, La Mesa, Coronado, Chula Vista
CicloSDias 2013 Post Report:
The Bike Guy SD is the founding organizer for San Diego’s first ever open streets celebration – 5.2 miles of urban neighborhoods and car-free for six hours on a Sunday – came together with advocates, community members, business owners, community group approvals and over 10,000 participants to mark the occasion. www.ciclosdias.com
Our event, called CicloSDias, combined traditional street fair elements with vendors placed along the route, businesses open, zumba classes, farmers market and merchandise for sale plus cyclist, walkers, skateboarders, strollers moving at low rates of speed along the route during the clear blue sky day.
More information on CicloSDias page
Livable Streets Coalition Mayoral Candidate Speaking Series
Mayoral candidates David Alvarez, Kevin Faulconer took time to share visions on bike/walk infrastructure and bringing San Diego up to world-class standards
- More information is on Candidates Plans page
- The Coalition will be on board with one of the debates in January…stay tuned
Click here for a preview: Bike Tours in San Diego!? More details coming soon.
Where do all the TransNet dollars ($54 million+) go!?!?!?!?!?
- As simple and brief as I can make it, click here for TransNet explained page
- “The bike guy” on facebook has just as much information…if not more