San Diego Road Diet Watch: SANDAG approves $90M to keep regional bike lane projects rolling

Elected officials governing the region’s top transportation and planning agency approved on Friday, Jan. 10, $90 million in bonds to fund a suite of bike lane projects across the county, known as the Regional Bikeway Program.

The San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors approved the issuance of the bonds over the criticism of some members that the agency should be less focused on building new bike lanes and more on expanding congested highways.

The vote will help secure the resources needed to complete about 70 miles of bike lanes across the region by 2024, which is expected to cost roughly $279 million in total.