San Diego, California

Creating a Sustainable, Healthy Region Around San Diego Bay

Approaching Ferry Landing in San Diego, California | Photo by Stephan Vance

Project Spotlight: Bayshore Bikeway

The Bayshore Bikeway is a multijurisdictional, multiyear effort led by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to build a continuous trail around San Diego Bay. The bikeway is one of four major bikeway corridors in the regional effort (known as GO by BIKE) to create an interconnected system of high-quality bikeways that can contribute to the transportation needs of the San Diego region.

The Bayshore Bikeway is both an exceptional recreational amenity—providing access to and around San Diego Bay—and a link between the five bay cities that connects people to major employment and activity centers. To date, about 16 miles of its planned 24 miles of separated paths have been built, offering connections to many cultural and historic attractions, including the Hotel del Coronado, the Silver Strand State Beach, San Diego’s “Unconditional Surrender” sculpture and the USS Midway Museum.

The bikeway project makes up the southwestern-most part of Riding to 2050, the regional bike plan, which proposes to complete a 515-mile system of connected bicycle corridors with 281 miles of new or improved bikeways as well as related facilities and programs to make biking more practical for users, and which will stretch from north San Diego County to the Mexican border.

The vast regional bike network is a critical step toward achieving the goals of San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, which charts a course for transportation development that will support a sustainable and healthy region, a vibrant economy and an outstanding quality of life.

Transformational Benefits of the Regional Bike Plan

The San Diego Regional Bike Plan will help solve a variety of issues in the area related to traffic congestion, air quality, carbon emissions and public health—resulting in a switch of an estimated 189,035 trips per weekday from vehicles to bicycles by 2030.

Explore the Impact

Bayshore Bikeway Map
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Facts and Figures

Partners: San Diego Association of Governments, San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, City of Imperial Beach, City of San Diego, National City, City of Chula Vista, City of Coronado, Port of San Diego

Featured Project: Bayshore Bikeway

Mileage: 24 miles (part of a larger 500-miles-plus plan)

Components: Bike path, on-street lanes/routes

Goals: Active transportation, improved mobility, health and wellness, environmental benefits, outdoor tourism, economic development

Learn More: Explore the Bayshore Bikeway Plan | Bayshore Bikeway Project Map (2018) | Bayshore Bikeway Story Map | San Diego Regional bike Map | Riding to 2050, San Diego Regional Bike Plan | Transformational Benefits of the Regional Bike Plan | Explore the Bayshore Bikeway on TrailLink

Bayshore Bikeway Story Map

The Bayshore Bikeway is a regional bikeway that will eventually extend 24 miles around San Diego Bay, creating seamless connections to cultural attractions, employment centers and green space and as well as additional connections to a larger regional trail network. Check out this interactive Story Map for highlights.

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