San Diego Cycles Uphill For Bicycle Progress
Dianne Yee introduces her research findings in the video below. The UC San Diego Urban Studies & Planning major questions why San Diego has been slower than other cities in adopting a diversified transportation mix. Given the comfortable southern Californian climate, Yee challenges us with this question and seeks answers to help force meaningful progress.
“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress“
~Thomas Kettering *
Yee contrasted the relatively low bicycling rates of San Diego with San Francisco and Seattle. These both have higher rates of bicycle ridership but share similar topography. The video highlights some key findings that serve as a guide for communities that want to progress towards bicycle friendly places to live.
- Complete Streets planning integrated into infrastructure development
- The need for a Bicycle Advisory Committee to guide and interact with local government
- Support leaders that embrace a diversified transportation mix, including bicycle infrastructure
- Become Active in your community: lobby your leaders and let them know what the community really wants
Forcing change takes courage and we applaud the presentation of this research.
Slow to Cycle San Diego from Dianne Yee on Vimeo.
* Kettering was General Motors head of research for 27 years and partly responsible for the addition of lead into gasoline, so including his quote here is a little ironic.