A proposed bikeway that would run through North Park and City Heights will go before the public today.
The Howard - Orange Bikeway would run along Howard Street, between Park Boulevard and 32nd Street, and along Orange Avenue between 32nd Street and Estrella Avenue.
The proposed bikeway will also provide connections to several bikeways, including the Georgia Meade Bikeway to the west, the University Bikeway to the east, and the Central Avenue Bikeway in the center.
The intent is to make the area more pleasant for bikers, as well as pedestrians and residents.
The project's proposed features include several safety measures, such as raised crosswalks, neighborhood traffic circles, reverse angle parking and curb extensions.
The 3-mile project is one of six segments planned as part of the North Park and Mid-City Bikeways, which will add about 12 miles of protected bike paths.
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is holding an open house and hearing Thursday between 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at The Lafayette Hotel, Mississippi Ballroom, on El Cajon Boulevard.
The open house will be held between 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. People involved in the project will be there to answer questions. The results of the Traffic and Safety Impact Assessment will also be available.
The public hearing will be held from 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Howard- Orange Bikeway is expected to cost $5.8 million.
It is part of the Regional Bike Early Action Program funded by TransNet, the voter approved half-cent sales tax to fund transportation projects in San Diego County