Debate of bike lanes over street parking in North Park continues

NORTH PARK (KUSI) – After two months, the North Park Bike Lanes debate is still going strong.

In May, the City of San Diego proposed replacing street parking with bike lanes along 30th Street. That outraged many residents and business owners.

Then, Councilmember Chris Ward announced a slight change to the original plan. Ward released a memorandum that began, “After hearing extensive community and stakeholder feedback from both businesses and residents on the proposed improvements to the 30th Street Corridor in North Park, I am calling for implementation of Option B—protected bike lanes with the preservation of some parking—from Howard Ave to Upas St., and Option A—protected bike lanes—from Upas St to Juniper St. The combination of these options is the best opportunity to implement protected bike lanes and increase safety for pedestrians and cyclists while also preserving an additional 121 parking spaces to better serve the needs of the commercial core and adjacent neighbors.”

The full memorandum can be read here.

KUSI’s Dan Plante spoke with people of the North Park community to see what they think about the ongoing debate over 30th Street parking.

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