Bike coalition gearing up for Roads' Occasion, solicits Participation

Folks interested in volunteering and helping to organize plan to meet on Thursday afternoon in a public assembly hosted by the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.
The monthly Bikes on Tap of the coalition hour will concentrate on planning for the function that will shut city road to auto traffic from Barrio Logan throughout downtown and to Little Italy. Thursday’s event starts at 5:30 p.m. at Tiger!Tiger! , 3025 El Cajon Blvd., in North Park.

“We have got a lot to do,” said Andy Hanshaw, the coalition’s executive director. “We have got a lot of preparation of activities. Basically you’re creating a public park in the roads and allowing individuals to be fit and connect with their community.”
CicloSDias is going to be held on Sunday, Oct. 29, two days before Halloween. Participants from pedestrians to skateboarders to bicyclists are invited to dress in costume to the event.

Downtown is a huge victory for the open-streets motion in San Diego, Hanshaw said.
“Ultimately, we’d love to see three or four of them happen annually in various parts of the city,” he said. “At the present time, all we could do is about one a year. We are hoping the city will see the advantage to the and help us do so more often.”
The big event will include demonstrations of this network of protected bike lanes intended for the town’s urban center in the next couple of decades. Under the Downtown Mobility Plan, city planners are currently currently preparing to push parking from sidewalks to create room for protected paths for cyclists.
Include the Downtown San Diego Partnership along with Civic San Diego, as well as the associations of Barrio Logan, Gaslamp Quarter, East Village and Little Italy.

Before coming back drawing thousands of participants, the rolling road fair took place but didn’t materialize. For more information visit: sdbikecoalition.org
CicloSDias is part of the movement, which includes dozens of events across the country, according to the Open Streets Project. Many cities, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Washington D.C. frequently shutdown city roads for such occasions, most commonly on Sundays.

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