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Comprehensive Biking and Walking

Shared Streets Pilot Program

In May 2020, SANDAG piloted a Shared Streets program as an alternative way to promote Bike Month while addressing immediate public health concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. SANDAG continued the pilot as Shared Streets 2.0 which supported up to $60,000 in available funding to support Bike Month in May 2021.

Shared streets pilot projects are temporary roadway modifications that create safe and healthy spaces for people of all ages and abilities to bike or use other micromobility options (e.g., scooters, skateboards) while reducing vehicle miles traveled.

Eligible projects include creating temporary bikeways or car-free zones in commercial corridors, closing or limiting through-traffic on residential streets that connect to commercial corridors, and implementing temporary traffic measures or installing signage to support the project.

Shared Streets 2.0 Funded Projects

Two jurisdictions will implement Shared Streets 2.0 projects between May 1, 2021 and June 27, 2021 and will be open to the public for a minimum of four weeks. Both cities will close residential streets using appropriate signage to alert vehicles of the closures. The areas will allow safe space for biking, walking, running, scootering, and other micromobility options. A travel behavior and travel impact assessment will also be carried out by SANDAG in partnership with UC San Diego.

San Diego

El Cajon


Shared Streets 1.0 Funded Pilots

Eight jurisdictions implemented Shared Streets 1.0 pilots that included a wide range of activities such as closing residential streets to thru traffic, enhancing signage to alert vehicles of shared streets conditions and closures, and creating space for local business patrons to walk, bike, and dine outside while maintaining physical distance.

County of San Diego

Chula Vista

El Cajon

Encinitas

Imperial Beach

La Mesa

National City

San Diego


Resources

View a summary of what was implemented in cities across North America early on in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shared Streets 2.0 Pilot Program Frequently Asked Questions


Contact

For Shared Streets Pilot Program assistance, please contact: sharedstreets@sandag.org