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Were excited to partner with the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course to provide free bicycle valet services at this years tournament! Our staff will be at the tournament Thursday – Sunday from 7 AM to 7 PM throughout the duration of U.S. Open. So stop by and let us take care of your bike!

For more details, go to: https://buff.ly/3zBT6qC
Thursday June 17th, 2021
San Diego County Bicycle Coalition

How's your bike advocacy lingo?
Here's the terms you need to know about different types of bike infrastructure.

Class 1: This is a multi-use bike path, where people can run, bike, skate, dog walk, etc. We suggest trying to match your speed to those of other path users, so that means go pretty slow. If you want to overtake a slower person on the path, always pass on their left, just like you would in a car and call out "on your left" or ring your bell.
Some examples in San Diego are the San Diego River Trail in Ocean Beach or the Coastal Rail Trail in North County

Class 2: This is your classic bike lane with paint to indicate the separation between bike riders and car drivers. Sometimes it's just a strip of white paint, sometimes you get a nice big green lane. Beware! Sometimes the bike lane will put riders into what we call the "door-zone" where car drivers may inadvertently open their door into oncoming bike traffic.
Some examples in San Diego are Utah Street in Mid-City, Palm Ave in Chula Vista, or Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad.

Class 3: These are bike boulevards or bike routes. That means that this is a suggested route, but it doesn't have a bike lane. Sometimes bike routes will have a painted "sharrow" which indicates that the lane is too narrow to safely be shared by a car and a bike side by side.
Some examples in San Diego include Home Street in Oceanside, or 18th Street in National City

Class 4: Separated Bike Facilities, something referred to as "protected bike lanes," are bike lanes where there is some kind of barrier between cars and the bike lane. This may be bollards, flexible delineators, or cement dividers. These lanes may be narrow so go slow, especially when passing other riders.
Some examples in San Diego include J Street in Downtown SD and Leucadia Blvd in Encinitas

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Los fondos para este programa fueron proporcionados por una beca del California Office of Traffic Safety, a través del National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Class II seems like street parking!

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