Advocacy & Safety - Biking in San Diego
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I'm relocating to San Diego in a month, and took a trip last week to get everything worked out. I did quite a lot of driving, and was EXTREMELY impressed by all the bike lanes I saw. It seemed like all roads (with a few exceptions) were equipped with bike lanes and well maintained. Is this the norm throughout Southern California? Anyone have thoughts/opinions on what the biking/commuting environment is like? Thanks!
I lived in San Diego for 8 yrs w/o a car. You can get just about anywhere by bike, plus the bus systems are set up to put your bike on them if you need. Bike lanes and a cyclist accepting mentality are the norm.
For absolutely beautiful scenic riding, make the trip to Cabrillo National Monument on Point Loma by bike. "Almost Heaven". I used to do this at least once a month.
07-31-03, 10:26 AM
Thats got to be a cyclists paradise good weather year round. And for what little riding I have done there I find them to be very bike friendly there. Here I have problems with cars pretty much every time I ride. Down there I only had occasional problems.
The only problem with cycling in San Diego is that there is a large number of professional cyclists and triathletes. It can be very humbling.
08-01-03, 04:23 AM
I lived in SD 13 years. The region offers the best cycling on earth, as far as I'm concerned. We left because the housing costs were out of sight. Moving to Kentucky, we thought we had gone to heaven when we saw comparable housing costs were 50-75% less. Only one problem: KY doesn't have the Pacific Ocean and primo tacos. 13 years later, I still miss SD!
I have lived in north coastal San Diego county for 22 years, and I may leave eventually, but only because of growing population and congestion. With very few exceptions, motorists and roads are bicycle-friendly, and we have an extremely effective cycling advocacy network. The inland areas are a bit too hot and sunny for my tastes and freckled Scottish skin, but the coast has only two kinds of weather: 1) perfect, and 2) unusual.
All this talk about San Diego is really making me want think about moving there again.
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