The City of San Diego has announced the location of 14 proposed bike-sharing stations in La Jolla (among 177 citywide), including three in La Jolla Shores, two in Bird Rock, one in WindanSea and eight in the Village.
Last year the city entered into a corporate partnership agreement with DecoBike, which will finance, implement, manage and operate the program for 10 years. Bikes will be secured at kiosks and can be rented by the half-hour, hour, day, week or month using a credit or debit card. When done riding, users park bikes at any kiosk throughout the city.
Similar programs have been implemented in Denver, San Francisco and Washington. The low-cost program ($7 per hour, $15 per day) is designed to reduce parking and traffic congestion while promoting community health.
Bike-sharing is scheduled to begin in June, with the first stations being added in Downtown San Diego, Old Town, Mid-City, Pacific Beach and Mission Beach. Once stations in the first phase are operational, phase two will be installed, including stations in La Jolla, Point Loma Ocean Beach, San Ysidro, Uptown and Mission Valley. They should be available for rent in La Jolla by late summer, the city says.
Bike stations proposed for La Jolla include:
La Jolla Shores
No 74: 8580 El Paseo Grande,
replacing two public parking spaces on the north side of street next to red curb (near Scripps Institution of Oceanography).
No. 75: 8582 Camino del Oro
(near Calle Frescota at Kellogg Park), in grassy area between sidewalk and street.
No. 76: 2254 Avenida de la Playa
(near Paseo del Ocaso), on sidewalk next to planter.
Village of La Jolla
No. 77: Coast Boulevard and Girard
, replacing two street parking spaces.
No. 78: 1074 Silverado St.
(at Herschel Avenue) on sidewalk next to parking lot.
No. 79: 888 Prospect St.
(near Fay Avenue), replacing two public parking spaces on north side of street.
No 80: 919 Kline St.
(at Fay Avenue), in 40 feet of red curb zone.
No 81: 639 Prospect St.
, on sidewalk in front of La Jolla Rec Center.
No. 82: 7540 Fay Ave.
(near Pearl Street), replacing two street parking spaces in front of dental building, across from Vons grocery store.
No. 83: 7637 Draper Ave.
(near Kline Street), on sidewalk adjacent tennis court.
No. 84: 882 Coast Blvd.
(near Jenner Street), replacing two street parking spaces next to red curb.
No. 85: 484 Playa del Norte
(at La Jolla Boulevard), replacing two street parking spaces next to Travelodge.
No. 86: 5720 La Jolla Blvd.
(at Bird Rock Avenue), on sidewalk next to vacant lot.
No. 87: 5479 La Jolla Blvd.
(at Midway Street), on sidewalk in front of CVS Pharmacy.
A notice with a map and photos showing locations of each proposed station in La Jolla was sent to community groups last month. The city’s Bicycle Coordinator, Thomas Landre, stressed that none of the locations are final, and that the city and DecoBike are still evaluating the sites and weighing public input.