Route 15 bikeway
A rendering of the Route 15 bikeway. Courtesy SANDAG

State and local officials opened to the public on Wednesday a key bikeway connection that provides a protected lane parallel to Route 15 from Kensington to Mission Valley.

The one-mile bike route, which is paved and divided into two lanes, extends from Adams Avenue to Camino Del Rio South. It separates bicyclists from high-speed traffic and avoids difficult hills.

“This project is the result of our ingenuity, collaboration, and innovative management to bring another world-class active transportation project to the people of San Diego,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

The new $15.6 million bikeway is located on the east side of t he freeway and will connect with the planned Central Avenue Bikeway extending south to City Heights.

“I’m happy to see this project become a reality after many years of planning and design,” said SANDAG Chair and County Supervisor Ron Roberts. “The new bikeway provides a safe, direct connection between Mission Valley and the Mid-City communities.”

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.