Uptown Bikeways Public Hearing May 24

The following information was provided to the Mission Hills BID from GO by BIKE at SANDAG:


Uptown Bikeways Public Hearing May 24

Open House and Public Hearing Scheduled for May 24

Traffic and Safety Assessment Published Today

You’re invited to attend an open house and public hearing for the Uptown Bikeways project hosted by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). The open house and public hearing marks a key milestone for the project. The open house will begin at 6 p.m. Attendees will be able to learn about project updates, ask questions, and provide comments on this important regional bikeway connection. The public hearing portion will begin at 6:45 p.m., at which time attendees may provide verbal comments on the project.

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 6–8 p.m.

Location: Balboa Park Club, Santa Fe Room 2144 Pan American Road W, San Diego, CA 92101

Balboa-Park-Club-Santa-Fe-Room

After several years of community outreach and project re­finement, the SANDAG Board of Directors is anticipated to consider whether the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) at its June 24, 2016 meeting. Comments collected at the open house and public hearing and responses to those comments will be provided to the SANDAG Board of Directors for consideration prior to their June meeting.

As part of the project’s CEQA compliance, SANDAG published a Traffic and Safety Impact Assessment for the project today. 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 assessment concludes that the project would not result in any vehicular traffic impacts, as defined by the City of San Diego Significance Thresholds for Traffic Impacts. The project would also not have any negative safety impacts for people walking or riding bikes.

The Uptown Bikeways will enhance neighborhood connectivity between Uptown, Old Town, Mission Valley, Downtown, North Park, and Balboa Park; promote active living and healthy communities; and make streets safer for people who bike, walk, drive, and take transit. The project has been re­fined based on extensive community outreach, a process that will continue through the ­final design and construction phases. Construction is expected to begin in 2017 on the ­ first segment, which includes Fourth and Fifth avenues from B Street to Washington Street, connecting Downtown, Bankers Hill, and Hillcrest.

For more information, please visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/UptownBikeways.

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