City Council will consider new bike plan

City Council will consider new bike plan

bikesSAN DIEGO — The City Council Monday will consider adopting a Bicycle Master Plan that envisions the creation of a citywide bike network in San Diego over the next 20 years.

The plan would expand the existing bikeways network, define high priority projects, encourage bicycling as a transportation mode, increase funding sources and improving safety for commuter and recreational cyclists, according to Councilwoman Sherri Lightner’s office.

Councilwoman Lorie Zapf backs the plan, as do the two mayoral runoff candidates, David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer, also support the plan.

Alvarez plans to ride a bike to work — which he does frequently – with Andy Hanshaw, the executive director of San Diego Bicycle Coalition, Samantha Ollinger of BikeSD and other bicycle advocates.

Faulconer held a news conference with Hanshaw last week to express his support.

According to city documents, the goals are to make cycling a viable travel choice, particularly for…

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