Recent updates on the development of the Bicycle Master Plan are looking good for San Diego cyclists. According to ABC 10 Local News, the San Diego City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Bicycle Master Plan on December 9. The well-received plan has been in development for five years. Councilman Mark Kersey said, “This is an extremely well-researched and impressive plan.” In addition, both mayoral candidates, David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer, are public supporters of the plan.
The plan will, over the course of 20 years, develop the San Diego bicycle infrastructure by adding an additional 595 miles of bicycle safe zones to the existing 72 miles of paths, 309 miles of lanes, 113 miles of routes and 16 miles of freeway shoulders.
“We want to get more people riding as a mainstream form of transportation,” said the executive director of the San Diego Bicycle Coalition. “Bicycling can transform our city and our communities, but we need safer routes to encourage more people to ride to their jobs, to their local neighborhood business districts and for everyday travel.”
I Was Injured On A Bicycle By A Negligent Motorist. Can You Help?
It is important to note that while roads and bicycle lanes are in a state of transition, cyclists will be at the highest risk for car accidents because motorists have not yet adjusted to the new lane configurations and increased presence of cyclists. If you have been injured by a motorist, contact us and we can help. Attorney Joshua Bonnici has extensive experience defending the rights of cyclists and will fight to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with one of our bicycle accident attorneys, call our firm at (858) 261-5454.
[Did You Know: Bicycle accidents accounted for 2 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2011.]
Bonnici Law Group, APC—San Diego bicycle accident lawyer
Source: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/sdut-san-diego-bicycle-master-plan-2013dec09-htmlstory.html, http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811743.pdf