Faulconer, Gloria Unveil San Diego Bike Loop

New 7-mile Cycling Route Connects City's Key Attractions

San Diego - Today Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and City Council President Todd Gloria announced the creation of the San Diego Bike Loop, a seven-mile network of on-street bicycle lanes and routes that connects cyclists with the City's top destinations.

"The San Diego Bike Loop is a big step forward in our push to create a more bike-friendly City," Faulconer said. "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 Bike Loop is a circuitous route that takes riders through Balboa Park, the Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy and includes views of San Diego Bay. The loop also brings riders near several attractions, including the USS Midway Museum, Seaport Village, Petco Park, the new Central Library and the new Waterfront Park.

"Our streets are a key part of our public infrastructure," Gloria said. "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 City has painted way-finding symbols on streets so cyclists and casual riders can easily identify and traverse the San Diego Bike Loop. The project also includes a "road diet" along 4th and 5th avenues in Bankers Hill where a car lane has been replaced with a dedicated bike lane.

A map of the San Diego Bike Loop can be found online.

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