A $2 million bike path along the San Diego River is now open.
After 12 years of planning, San Diego city leaders and dozens of outdoors activists celebrated the quarter-mile-long bike path's debut Monday.
The path takes cyclists and pedestrians safely under State Route 163 southeast of the Fashion Valley mall.
It also includes special lighting, signs, A-D-A accessibility, and an information kiosk for community postings.
Rob Hutsel with the San Diego River Coalition said this section of the path is just the beginning.
"This is a gorgeous bike path and the San Diego River Trial is a multi-purpose trail and path that will traverse 17 and a half miles of the San Diego River,” Hutsel said.
“This is a big part of it. There are more sections going along. We need your support."