The proposed project will provide approx. 3.3 miles of dedicated walking and biking facilities in the City of San Diego's Southeastern San Diego, Downtown, and Encanto communities. It would help fulfill the vision laid out in the San Diego Regional Bike Plan to make riding a bike a more convenient and safer choice for everyday travel. The proposed project is part of the SANDAG Regional Bike Plan Early Action Program (Bike EAP), a 10-year effort to expand the regional bike network and complete high-priority bikeway projects approved in Riding to 2050: The San Diego Regional Bike Plan. The Bike Plan and Bike EAP are part of the region's efforts to make riding a bike a viable, attractive choice for everyday trips.
The purpose of the proposed project is to make it more convenient, attractive, and safe for people to ride bikes for everyday trips. In addition to benefitting people on bikes, the traffic calming elements in the proposed project will also benefit people who walk and drive by making roadways safer for all users. By supporting bike riding as a viable choice for everyday trips, the proposed project would support local, regional, and state efforts to reduce greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions through reductions in vehicle miles traveled.