MEDIA ADVISORY – September 23, 2021
Contact: Jesse O’Sullivan, Policy Counsel
619-301-1381 | [email protected]
Press Conference: SANDAG Must Ensure Process Improvements for Bike Program
On September 24, nonprofit think tank Circulate San Diego will host a press conference outside of the SANDAG offices at the Wells Fargo Plaza at 401 B. St. The SANDAG board will be voting later that day on increasing funding for the Regional Bicycle Early Action Program.
When: Friday, September 24, 8:00 am
Where: Wells Fargo Plaza, 401 B. St, San Diego, 92101
- Jesse O’Sullivan, Policy Counsel, Circulate San Diego
- Marissa Tucker-Borquez, Community Advocate
- Noah Harris, Transportation Policy Advocate, Climate Action Campaign
- Stephen Vance, Board Chair, San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
What: Advocates will call on SANDAG to fully fund its bicycle network, and to also improve the process for delivering those projects on-time and on-budget.
Recent media coverage has shown how SANDAG spends large amounts of funding on bicycle planning efforts, with too few bicycle lane miles to show for it. Recent deaths show the need for more rapid implementation of bicycle projects.
Visuals: Advocates with bicycles in the Wells Fargo Plaza, at which the SANDAG offices are located. Close by are the 4th and 5th avenue bikeways, which are delayed SANDAG bicycle projects still under construction.
About Circulate San Diego
Circulate San Diego is a regional nonprofit think tank dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth. For more information, go to www.circulatesd.org.