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City lines up 7 mile SD Bike Loop

City of San Diego (graphic and map); Adam Benjamin (layout)
City of San Diego (graphic and map); Adam Benjamin (layout)
The downtown San Diego map now has bike lanes and routes on the San Diego Bike Loop. Riders follow the green bicycle wayfinder.

Getting onto a bike lane on an urban street downtown got easier today. Wayfaring signs workers put up show San DIegans the way through the just opened 7 mile San Diego Bike Loop.

A major step in making the city's bike system the mosst convenient. For both bicycling commuters, and cyclists and casual riders.
“The San Diego Bike Loop is a big step forward in our push to create a more bike-friendly City,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said at the loop opening annoucnement. “These are the type of low-cost projects that have a huge impact on our neighborhoods and we’re going to be doing a lot more of them in the future.”

The loop that runs along the San Diego Bay, with a view of the Pt. Loma Peninsula, makes the road handling work easier out east to the Gaslamp Quarter, and, up to Balboa Park. A road diet built on 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue, west of the park, keeps riders safe on a dedicated bike lane built in the place of a car lane.

San DIegans can ride the loop to go to many of the city's top destinations. “Our streets are a key part of our public infrastructure,” Councilman Todd Gloria said at the announcement. “They are not just for cars. They are for people. With more people choosing biking not only as a form of exercise but as a real transportation option, providing safe bikeways is a smart investment.”

The new Waterfront Park, along Harbor Drive, stands just off the bay loop run. Stops at the Central Library downtown, Petco Park, and Seaport Village can come at the end of short trips. Or, leisurely sightseeing rides.

City workers painted sharrows on the loop streets to mark shared lanes. San DIegans looking for the way to go ahead can look on the street to find the green circle with a bicycle and a green arrow that points the way ahead on the loop.

Follow the lines. Markets in Little Italy, and, museums in Balboa Park can be the place San Diegans make the most out of a bike ride stop.

GO here to get the city's San DIego Bike Loop map.

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