SANDAG Releases Feasibility Study of Bridge Bike/Pedestrian Tube

The County of San Diego, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and domusstudio architecture commissioned a study for the feasibility of the construction of a tube for bikes and pedestrians to travel across the Coronado Bridge. That study, by HNTB Corporation, was released this week and the full report can be viewed here.

Page 3 of San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge Bicycle Pedestrian Facility Feasibility Study. http://www.trbas.com/media/media/acrobat/2017-03/70128327334000-29143645.pdf

Three location options were presented for the tube (as can be seen in the image above) along with benefits and challenges for each. The lofty rough-cost estimate is around $200 million.

The study also addresses entry and exit points, safety, security, suicide deterrents, aesthetics, and ship traffic obstruction. One of the next steps identified is to determine where the money could come from; whether federal, state or local grants and programs, private funding, or the potential of self-funding some components, like maintenance, through the use of tolls.

Click here to read the full study.

 

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She and her husband Harry are thrilled to call Coronado home and raise their two children here. In her free time enjoys reading, hitting the gym and walking her dog around the “island”.

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