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Crews to break ground on first phase in series of bikeway projects in San Diego

Posted: 5:39 AM, Dec 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-12 17:46:17-05
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SAN DIEGO (CNS) -- The San Diego Association of Governments will break ground Thursday on the first phase of a series of projects to install more than a dozen miles of bike boulevards and protected bikeways in North Park and Mid-City.

The regional planning agency will break ground on the Georgia-Meade and Landis Bikeway projects, which will add more than six-and-a-half miles of bike path through urban areas like City Heights, Kensington, Talmadge, North Park, Normal Heights and University Heights. SANDAG expects the two projects to be completed by early 2022.

SANDAG has worked to dramatically expand and promote cycling access locally since 2013, when the agency's Board of Directors approved the $200 million Bike Early Action Plan, which includes 40 projects totaling 77 new miles of bikeways and bike paths countywide. The EAP is funded by Transnet, the region's half-cent tax on public transit fares that SANDAG administers.

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Encinitas Mayor and SANDAG Vice Chair Catherine Blakespear and San Diego City Council members Georgette Gomez and Chris Ward are expected to attend the groundbreaking at Cherokee Point Park. Information on the Georgia-Meade and Landis Bikeway projects can be found at keepsandiegomoving.com/RegionalBikeProjects/introduction.aspx.