Coalition files lawsuit challenging North Park bike lane project
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A lawsuit filed today challenges Mayor Faulconer’s proposed bike lane project for 30th St. in North Park.
A coalition of North Park business owners and residents called “Save 30th Street Parking” filed a legal challenge against the Mayor’s order to remove nearly 600 parking spaces and replace them with bike lanes.
Multiple business owners have voiced concerns over how losing parking spots could impact their businesses.
A spokesperson for the City said “The 30th Street bikeway project will be a transformative project that will improve public safety and help us reach our City’s Vision Zero and climate goals. We are committed to delivering a project that works for the community, implements safety improvements for cyclists and drivers alike, and helps the North Park business community grow.
The Mayor’s office is working hand in hand with residents, business owners and impacted stakeholder groups to develop solutions that will meet the goals of the project, including improved road safety for vulnerable users and increased access to the corridor, while also identifying opportunities to increase parking inventory within the North Park area.”