Hanshaw said the city implemented the first protective bike lane in downtown San Diego along J Street between First Ave and Park Blvd last month. It’s like a sidewalk for a bike. There’s also separate bicycle signals along the path to make the busy intersection safer.
“You give them the places to ride to make it easy for them to choose to ride,” said Hanshaw. “If you live in downtown and you now have this access to this safe network, why wouldn’t you consider bike riding?”