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Bike/Scooter Share Craze Hits San Diego
In the last two weeks, there has been an explosion of new dockless bikes and scooters to hit San Diego Streets.
The local bike-share market was blown wide open when the City of San Diego's City Attorney's Office released a memo stating that the City's 10-year contract with DecoBike from 2013, did not preclude the City from permitting and allowing competitors to operate in the City. Three companies have since jumped on the opportunity.
Ofo rents out their yellow bikes for a dollar an hour. Then there's LimeBike, which has the most varied line of products, and are as their name suggests brightly colored lime green. They rent standard bikes, pedal assisted electric bikes, and electric powered scooters for a dollar per 30 minutes. And lastly, Bird rents scooters starting at a dollar. California law requires people to wear a bike helmet when operating an electric scooter, so remember to have yours handy if you want to enjoy a ride. Bird offers free helmets to their active users. Order yours by clicking on the safety tab in the app.
At Circulate, we're excited about these new programs, and their potential to address first and last mile issues, and to give people additional options to get around.
How Community Planning Groups Can Support the Climate Action Plan
You are invited to join us and our partners for a panel and discussion on How Community Planning Groups can support the Climate Action Plan.
Community Planning Groups have an important role in San Diego's land use and transportation decisions. Panelists will speak on the ways that current and potential members of Community Planning Groups can contribute to climate change mitigation.
- Cody Hooven, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of San Diego
- Stephen Haase, Planning Commissioner, City of San Diego
- Maya Rosas, Advocacy Manager, Circulate San Diego
- Moderated by Andrew Bowen, Metro Reporter, KPBS
SR 15 Centerline Grand Opening Tomorrow
The SR 15 Centerline Grand Opening Ceremony and Block Party to celebrate the completion of San Diego County's first freeway-level transit stations is Tomorrow, Saturday, February 24 at Teralta Park in City Heights. There will be free food, music, games, face painting, and giveaways. Also at the event, City Heights CDC, a major advocate for this project will be screening an 11 min documentary they made, that chronicles a history of the project. You can view a short preview of the documentary here.