Recirculation – Rose Creek Bikeway Environmental Document Available for Public Review and 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 fall 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).
A recirculated draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the Rose Creek Bikeway project is available for public comment. The initial draft MND for this project was available for public review and comment from December 15, 2015 to January 14, 2016. After completion of the public review period, modifications were made to the draft MND and it is being recirculated for an additional 30-day public review. As part of the MND process, SANDAG published a Notice of Intent and is conducting a 30-day public comment period beginning April 7, 2016.
The recirculated 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 May 9, 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. All public comments submitted during the initial public review period from December 15, 2015 to January 14, 2016 will be addressed in the Final MND and do not need to be resubmitted for consideration.
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.