More Bike Racks for San Diego Sidewalks

According to Marko Radovanovic of the City’s Traffic Engineering Division, a project is under way to install 47 bicycle racks on sidewalks along El Cajon Boulevard, 30th Street, University Avenue, and Adams Avenue.

Thirty-three racks are in place: El Cajon Boulevard with 13 and University Avenue with 7; 30th Street tops the list with a total of 28 — 14 already in, the rest to be installed in a few weeks. Adams Avenue in Normal Heights has 6 installed and will have 13 total when the project is completed.

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Hopefully the racks are chosen by folks that actually ride bicycles and use racks, because many of the "bicycle" racks in North Park are too fancy and ineffective. A good rack allows for more than two bicycles to use it at a time and also keeps the parked bicycles out of the foot traffic on the sidewalks. I'd love to see many new undulating metal bicycle racks placed parallel with the curb, especially where we now have a zillion miles of red painted curbs, which would keep the bicycles out of the sidewalk traffic and also prevent jaywalking which slows vehicular traffic.

BTW: SD also needs a NEW ordinance that allows bicycle locks to be cut off immediately if someone locks a bicycle or anything else to a living tree; or if someone locks a bicycle or anything else to a rack or signpost and does not move it after so many days, because we are starting to see "hulks" of locked up old bicycle frames left all over town, which is called bicycle littering.

Information about the location of the bike rakes in Normal Heights was omitted from the article.

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