DeMaio Releases Plan to Increase Walking, Cycling in San Diego
Building on the great news from Mayor Jerry Sanders that San Diego will be launching a bike-sharing program, Carl DeMaio today announced his commitment to walking and bicycling as critical parts of the city’s transportation future.
DeMaio’s 13-page plan details his vision for a more walkable, bikeable future for San Diego. Specifically, his goals include:
Embracing Walkable Communities
• A vision for a more walkable San Diego
• Investing in pedestrian-friendly infrastructure
• Embracing land use policies that allow walkable communities
Making San Diego the World’s Most Bike-Friendly City
• San Diego: The perfect environment for cycling
• Creating a city where cycling is a viable and preferred travel choice
o Planning and land-use decisions
o Community plan updates
o Investing in bicycle-friendly infrastructure
• Eliminate outdated requirements for bicycle registration
• Making cycling safer in San Diego
• Encourage bike-sharing programs
• Immediate goal: Get San Diego on the list of America’s top 50 bicycle-friendly cities
DeMaio has released a detailed and specific infrastructure plan which would establish funding to catch up on the city’s $900 million in backlogged infrastructure improvement, which includes $478 million in backlogged street maintenance and improvements.
“To make San Diego a truly pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly city, we need a Mayor who has the commitment and detailed plan needed to improve our infrastructure and install walking and bicycling improvements,” concluded DeMaio.