Expand the number of bike-friendly miles

The City wants to make cycling a more practical and convenient transportation option for San Diegans. Expanding the number of bike-friendly miles encourages people to commute by bike and ride recreationally.

The existing bicycling network consists of the following types of bikeways:

  • Bike paths (Class I)
  • Bike lanes (Class II)
  • Bike routes (Class III)
  • Freeway shoulders

Bike-friendly miles added or improved by fiscal year

Source: City of San Diego Transportation & Storm Water Department

Increase opportunities for alternative modes of transportation

DecoBike San Diego is a bike sharing program that provides bikes for rent at 94 stations around San Diego. Bike sharing programs take away some of the downsides to owning a bike, such as losing the bike to theft, incurring maintenance costs and taking up space for storage. Encouraging residents to choose biking over public transportation or personal vehicles helps the City meet goals of reducing parking, traffic congestion and air pollution.

Decobike transactions (check-ins and check-outs) for calendar year 2015

Sources: DecoBike San Diego 2015 annual report; City of San Diego Transportation & Storm Water Department

Adequate street lighting and pedestrian countdown timers are two tools the City uses to encourage people to choose walking over driving. Pedestrian countdown timers have been proven to reduce crashes at signalized intersections.

The City has more than 40,000 street lights in operation. 9,000 street lights belong to local community Lighting Districts, and more than 4,000 are in parks, community ball fields and other City facilities. The City also shares responsibility with Caltrans for lights on freeway ramps that intersect City streets.

Number of intersections with funded or programmed pedestrian countdown timers

Source: City of San Diego Transportation & Storm Water Department

Streetlights funded or programmed

Source: City of San Diego Transportation & Storm Water Department

Increase accessibility for people with disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a Federal law that prohibits discrimination based on ability. The City must follow regulations to make all programs, services, and activities accessible to persons with disabilities.

The City has a Transition Plan for making structural changes to comply with ADA, such as installing curb ramps. To support this plan, residents can make a complaint about any ADA issue with regard to program or facility access. Complaints can be phoned in to the City’s Disability Services Coordinator or any City department or submitted online using the Make a Complaint link found under the Office of ADA Compliance and Accessibility’s website.

Percentage of ADA complaints resolved

62%

Fiscal year 2017

estimate

68%

Fiscal year 2018

target

Source: Office of ADA Compliance and Accessibility

Number of ADA facility projects resolved

7

Fiscal year 2017

estimate

15

Fiscal year 2018

target

Source: Office of ADA Compliance and Accessibility