The Rose Creek Bikeway would create a class 1 bike path connecting the Rose Canyon Bike Path, which starts at the north end of Santa Fe Street, to the existing Rose Creek Bike Path which starts where Damon Street and Mission Bay Drive intersect. While the Friends of Rose Creek are behind the project, we have concerns about the permanent damage to biological resources.
Rose Creek Bikeway Environmental Document Available for Public Review and Comment
The draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the Rose Creek Bikeway project is available for public comment. The Rose Creek Bikeway, a segment of the Coastal Rail Trail, is proposed to be built as a combination of a Class I bike path (completely separate from vehicle traffic) and a protected bikeway (on the street and separated from vehicle traffic with a barrier, such as a raised curb). The project is in the final engineering phase and construction may begin as early as August 2016 and will last for about one year. Part of this phase involves the completion of an environmental document pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
As part of the MND process, SANDAG published a Notice of Intent and is conducting a 30-day public comment period. The draft MND is posted online at KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/
RoseCreekBikeway and printed copies are available for review at the North Clairemont, Pacific Beach, and University City branches of the San Diego Public Library and at SANDAG (401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101). All comments must be postmarked or emailed by January 14, 2016 for consideration in the Final MND. Comments can be submitted to Lauren Esposito at SANDAG, 401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project fills an approximately two-mile gap in the San Diego Regional Bike Network, and will connect with existing segments of the Rose Creek and Rose Canyon Bike Paths in the City of San Diego. Design, engineering, and construction of the Rose Creek Bikeway are funded by federal, state, and local funds, including the regional TransNet half-cent sales tax for transportation administered by SANDAG.