Photo by Ian Sane via Flickr
Photo by Ian Sane via Flickr

Officials broke ground Tuesday on a key bikeway project in San Diego that will create a bike lane parallel to State Route 15, establishing safe and convenient connections between Mid-City, City Heights, and Mission Valley.

“I’m happy to see this project moving forward,” said SANDAG Chair and County Board of Supervisors Chair Ron Roberts. “Commuters in this area deserve a safe, direct path between Mission Valley and City Heights. Up until now, City Heights and Mission Valley have practically been islands with no easy bicycle access between them.”

The SR 15 Bikeway Project will create lanes that are separated from vehicle traffic by concrete barriers. It will extend from Adams Avenue along a one-mile segment of northbound SR 15 to Camino Del Rio South. The 12-foot wide, two-way bike path will feature lighting and locations for passing/resting.

“It is an exciting day for the Mid-City and the biking communities,” said Caltrans District 11 Director Laurie Berman. “Accommodating active modes of transportation is part of the Caltrans mission to provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system.“

For more information on the SR 15 Bikeway Project, see the SR 15 Commuter Bikeway Fact Sheet.