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May is Bike Month!

Did you know that May is National Bike Month?

Thursday, May 21, 2020

May is Bike Month!



Did you know that May is National Bike Month?

That’s right! Bike Month showcases the many benefits of bicycling and encourages people to give it a try. Biking is a fun and healthy transportation choice and there are lots of cool places to explore around our Airport by bike.

Marion Phelps
Enjoying Her Ride Into Work


We caught up with one of our colleagues who frequently bikes to work from her home in Coronado. You can see Marion Phelps, Environmental Specialist with the Planning & Environmental Affairs Department, riding along the scenic path that runs between the San Diego Bay waterfront and Spanish Landing Park. The ride takes her onto the Ferry, across the bay, and past the San Diego skyline before she uses a traffic-signaled crosswalk to cross North Harbor Drive to safely arrive at our Administration Building. For her, biking to work is fun and an opportunity to meet new people and see new things. She told us, “I love riding my bike—it only takes an extra half hour, I get fresh air and sunshine, and avoid traffic. I also save money on gas, insurance, and wear and tear on my car. I’ve made lifelong friendships by riding the ferry and I enjoy seeing happy people, face to face; along with the birds and trees.”

At the Airport, we have resources
available for our two-wheeled guests
. We’re also excited that the City of
San Diego is repaving 3.3 miles of North Harbor Drive between Ash and Nimitz
Boulevard in both directions. The project includes buffered bike lanes through
striping modifications. 

During the stay-home-order, San Diegans are still able to
participate in outdoor activities such as walking, jogging, and biking as long
as the social distancing requirement of six feet is followed and masks are worn
outside the home. To stay active, why not try taking your bike out for a
neighborhood cruise? Don’t have a bike of your own? Call your local bike shops
and find out if they are renting or selling! The San Diego Union Tribune
recently reported that San Diego bike shops are riding
high with a sudden boom in sales
.

One of the region’s largest bike-centric events that the Airport
loves to participate in, Bike to Work Day, has been cancelled this year due to
the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to working with SANDAG, our iCommute partner, next year when we can all
enjoy a safe and healthy Bike to Work Day experience. 

If you want to get more involved in the biking community,
check out the San Diego County Bike
Coalition
, the Interactive
San Diego Regional Bike Map
, or Bike SD.

Happy Biking!

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