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    It appears as if a sleeping giant has awoken. Citizens, residents and voters are demanding public officials and the elites wake up to the true impacts of selfish and flawed planning and to better serve their needs, protect their neighborhoods and properly manage limited tax resources.
    Will of the People!

    Now… let's start adding proper, safe, robust bike facilities along North Harbor Drive, inside the SAN Airport itself and into surrounding neighborhoods as part the conversation, planning and design.
    Do It Right!


    @DoItRightSAN This has been a traveler frustration for years. We need trolley service to and from the airport!


    @DoItRightSAN Even this dramatic increase is based on outdated data. Based on current data — which the Airport has chosen to ignore — traffic increases will be significantly higher.

    @LorieZapf
    As much as 15% of the Airport’s traffic comes from the west, most through Point Loma, and in Little Italy long backups along Grape and Hawthorn are only going to get worse. Yet, the Airport’s traffic analysis ignores Point Loma & Little Italy.


    San Diegans for a Better Airport @DoItRightSAN The Airport’s redevelopment plan is bad for our environment.
    San Diegans for a Better Airport
    We are a group of San Diegans who support the replacement of Terminal 1 but oppose the current plan because it ignores traffic, transit and related problems the expanded terminal would create. The Airport’s plan does not include a connection to the trolley. That alone tells you all you need to know, but there is more to this story.


    @LorieZapf
    The Airport’s real impacts to our community extend well beyond the EIR study area. The Airport should go beyond its footprint to study and honestly disclose their impacts on neighboring communities.
    @LorieZapf
    Today, D2 community leaders joined me and called on the Airport to recirculate the Terminal 1 EIR to ensure that it adequately addresses major quality of life issues for nearby neighborhoods and analyze a direct mass transit connection to the trolley.


    @LorieZapf
    The airport wants to push the costs to minimize traffic, transit and air emission impacts onto residents, local businesses, the city of San Diego, the Port of San Diego, SANDAG and others.


    @LorieZapf @DoItRightSAN
    An unprecedented group of agencies is challenging the Airport’s flawed redevelopment plan, including the City of San Diego, Port of San Diego, CirculateSD, residents in Point Loma & Little Italy, SANDAG, SDCalTrans, CoastalCommissh, CA State Lands and enviro groups.
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    SANDAG will host an Open House and Public Hearing for the Border to Bayshore project on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. View the meeting flier in English and en Español.

    Border to Bayshore Bikeway Open House
    6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Open House
    6:45 - 8 p.m. Public Hearing
    San Ysidro Civic Center
    212 W. Park Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92173
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    Community members will have many opportunities to help shape the design of the Border to Bayshore Bikeway. Presentations to community groups and organizations are available upon request.



    The Border to Bayshore Bikeway is an approximately 6.5-mile route that will provide safe biking connections within and between Imperial Beach, the San Ysidro community of San Diego, and the world’s busiest land border crossing at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

    On November 13, 2918, a public hearing will be held from 6:45 to 8 p.m. and will be preceded by an open house showcasing project features and updates from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with project team members and provide feedback. Refreshments and complimentary bike valet will be provided.

    The open house and public hearing marks an important step for the Border to Bayshore Bikeway project. SANDAG, as the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), will hold a public hearing to hear comments on the proposed project.

    Comments collected at the public hearing and written responses to those comments will be provided to the SANDAG Transportation Committee for its consideration prior to a December 14, 2018, meeting, where the Transportation Committee is anticipated to consider whether the proposed project is exempt from CEQA.
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    2019 GO by BIKE Mini-Grant Program
    In support of the San Diego Regional Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 16, 2019 and National Bike Month in May, the SANDAG GO by BIKE and iCommute teams are offering grants of up to $3,000 for programs or projects that promote biking through outreach and education. A total of $60,000 in grant funding is available. For eligibility and application details, visit the Bike Month web page. The agency will accept applications through Dec. 21, 2018 and award them by Jan. 31, 2019.

    Like Bikes? $3,000 Grants Offered for Local Programs, Projects, Schools
    Ken Stone November 8, 2018 timesofsandiego.com
    The San Diego Association of Governments announced Thursday it will offer $3,000 grants for local programs and projects that encourage bicycling as a transportation choice. The agency will award up to $60,000 in grants through the program, with a focus on bike education, safety and promotion. Entities like nonprofit organizations, chambers of commerce, colleges and universities and San Diego County school districts are eligible to apply.

    Applicants must detail what they plan to fund with the grant, such as bike education classes, public bike events and rides and bike to work and campus promotions. Applicant activities must be open to the public and happen between March 15, 2019 and June 15, 2019 to be eligible for funding.

    SANDAG is administering the “GO by BIKE” grants in advance of National Bike Month next May. The agency will accept applications through Dec. 21, 2018 and award them by Jan. 31, 2019. Interested residents and potential applicants can learn more about the grants at 511sd.com/iCommute.

    — City News Service
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    For the multimodal bike commuters; adults, seniors and students alike.

    MTS Fare Proposed Increases
    PROPOSED FARE CHANGES FACT SHEET

    Public Input on Changes to the Comprehensive Fare Ordinance and TransNet Ordinance: Persons unable to attend a Public Meeting may submit written public comments. The deadline to submit public comments is November 9, 2018.
    (Better late than never!)

    Members of the public may: Some changes proposed:
    • Senior Citizens (60+) currently
      Senior Citizens (increase to 65+) proposed fares mostly go up slightly
    • Youth ages 6-18 Fares mostly go down

    MTS Fares currently
    Comprehensive Fare Ordinance
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTime7 days ago
     
    Old Knotty Buoy:https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpFfOxHVAAAp1Lq.jpg
    For the multimodal bike commuters; adults, seniors and students alike.

    MTS Fare Proposed Increases
    PROPOSED FARE CHANGES FACT SHEET

    Public Input on Changes to the Comprehensive Fare Ordinance and TransNet Ordinance: Persons unable to attend a Public Meeting may submit written public comments. The deadline to submit public comments is November 9, 2018.
    (Better late than never!)

    Members of the public may: Some changes proposed:
    • Senior Citizens (60+) currently
      Senior Citizens (increase to 65+) proposed fares mostly go up slightly
    • Youth ages 6-18 Fares mostly go down

    MTS Fares currently
    Comprehensive Fare Ordinance


    Senior Citizens increase to 65+!?!?!? What? They got too many seniors clamoring to take public transit in San Diego? Maybe these seniors should switch to Bird scooters.
    • CommentAuthorallanorn
    • CommentTime6 days ago edited
     
    We missed this one - found on the Pacific Surfliner site as part of a schedule change as of October 8.

    Rail 2 Rail Changes
    Pacific Surfliner trains no longer stop at Carlsbad Village or Sorrento Valley stations under a revised Rail 2 Rail program with COASTER. COASTER passengers with a valid Monthly/30-Day Pass or a RegionPlus Day Pass may ride any Pacific Surfliner train within the trip limits printed on their COASTER pass. Single ride and round-trip COASTER tickets are no longer valid on Pacific Surfliner trains. Blackout dates apply to the Rail 2 Rail Program, including November 21-25, 2018.


    So make sure you plan those coastal rides accordingly.

    Adding: looks like NCTD cut the Friday night trains and two Saturday runs in each direction (691, 697, 690, 696). Some schedule adjustments are made to other trains.
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    Photo by Ken Stone

    Office Of Traffic Safety Awards Grant to County for Traffic Safety Education
    Debbie L. Sklar November 13, 2018
    The California Office of Traffic Safety awarded a $75,000 grant to San Diego County Tuesday to fund a year-long program educating residents on bicycle and pedestrian traffic safety. The program, administered by the county’s Health and Human Services Agency, will include educational events, classroom presentations and community events designed to teach county residents about traffic rules and the rights and responsibilities of being a pedestrian or a cyclist. Grant-funded educational efforts will focus on avoiding distractions, looking for possible hazards like parked cars pulling out and staying visible by wearing reflectors and bright clothing. According to the county, the program’s educational efforts will focus mostly on children and seniors.

    Bicycle and pedestrian safety responsibilities go both ways,” OTS Director Rhonda Craft said. “Understanding the rules of the road behind the wheel, on foot or on two wheels helps all roadway users get where they need to go safely.

    According to state data, bicycle and pedestrian deaths account for 29 percent of roadway deaths in California. In addition, 1,014 cyclists and pedestrians were killed in California in 2016, a 30 percent increase over 2012 data, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    –City News Service