The city of San Diego is seeking to improve its walkability score by introducing new bike- and pedestrian-designated areas via a new Downtown Mobility Plan.

The plan, expected to cost $64 million, would create 9.3 miles of protected bike lanes and 5.5 miles of pedestrian 'greenways.' The project seeks to do so without reducing the number lanes reserved for vehicular traffic..

As of now, there are almost no bike accommodations in downtown San Diego other than “sharrows,” which can be dangerous and do not encourage new cyclists. With almost no infrastructure, cyclists have to be comfortable sharing the road with motorists.

The public has until the end of this week to weigh in on the project.

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