San Diego

New Bikeway to Mission Valley Set To Open

A new bikeway is set to open connecting Mission Valley to Kensington.

The path will start at Adams Avenue in Kensington near Normal Heights. Then it will follow Highway 15 on the northbound side, ending at Camino Del Rio South in Mission Valley.

Bicyclists in San Diego are applauding the new paved path as one of the only bicycle-safe routes to Mission Valley.

“Getting into Mission Valley [on a bicycle] is more of a struggle than people think sometimes," said Kevin Baross, a bicyclist and resident of San Diego. "When you’re in a car, you don’t notice the hills."

The path will be 12 feet wide in most places and 18 feet wide in others.

But some drivers said Friday more bicyclists in the area could mean the potential for more collisions.

“It’s always on the vehicle driver to make sure everyone’s safe," said Patrick Cremeens, a driver and resident of San Diego. "Some of those bikers don’t feel like they have that obligation.”

The project costs about $15.6 million.

Caltrans said the bike path will be fully opened in early September.

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