Cycling, pedestrian 'tube' could be added to Coronado Bay Bridge

Project would make complete the Bayshore Bikeway
Posted at 7:00 PM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 22:00:07-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Bicyclists and pedestrians could one day pedal and walk over San Diego Bay anytime they want.  SANDAG is expected to release a feasibility study Thursday at the Bayshore Bikeway Working Group meeting outlining a project that would put a “tube” underneath the Coronado Bay Bridge.

San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox said the tube would either be suspended underneath the iconic arches supporting the bridge or right alongside the bridge itself.

“I think it would be a neat project. I think it would get a lot of usage,” Supervisor Cox said Wednesday. “We know that it’s possible to do but I think the other question that came up is, ‘What’s the range of cost?’”

The SANDAG study revealed it would cost between $185 and 210 million.

“It’s pretty pricey. They could fix a lot of potholes with that,” bicyclist Kim Johnson said.

Supervisor Cox agreed, “That’s a lot of money and at this point, it’s not in the range of priorities.”

However, the plan will still be presented to the working group which oversees the Bayshore Bikeway that wraps around San Diego Bay. Right now, cyclists and pedestrians have to ferry across the bay to pick up the loop on the other side.