CTC Foundation Honored to Unveil the Bike Clairemont Campaign
The Bike Clairemont Campaign is a program created to advocate for more alternative transportation infrastructure in Clairemont, and promote the use of a bicycle as a transportation method. Since its inception in early 2018, Bike Clairemont has received funding from the City of San Diego, San Diego Association of Governments(SANDAG) and other organizations to advocate for safer cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, and conduct several projects in the community.
Through the Go by Bike Mini-Grant from SANDAG, Bike Clairemont brought bicycle related education and outreach to the Clairemont community through a bike maintenance class and a children’s bicycle safety clinic. Both projects were a success, both selling out and receiving positive feedback from participants. In addition to empowering Clairemont residents with hands-on knowledge, the Bike Clairemont Campaign also provided information on existing bike routes while supporting Bike Month and Bike to Work Day 2019. On May 16, 2019 Bike Clairemont hosted its second Bike to Work Day Pit-Stop, on the corner of Clairemont Dr. and Balboa Ave, and aims to continue supporting Bike to Work Day for years to come.
Bike Clairemont continues to pursue grants, and collaborate with local agencies and community organizations to improve the safety and connectivity of Clairemont to other areas of town, including Pacific Beach, Linda Vista, Kearny Mesa and UTC. The Bike Clairemont Campaign is engaged with the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) to ensure safe bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure is implemented to connect to the future Clairemont Trolley Stations.
Barbarah Torres, Founder of the Bike Clairemont Campaign, worked in the cycling industry for over a decade, is an avid cyclist who has competed internationally, and worked as a bicycle messenger in New Zealand. You may find her riding the local trails or riding around the neighborhood. Barbarah is a Boardmember of the Clairemont Town Council Foundation and and a volunteer with the San Diego Mountain Bike Association. She is also a member of MTS’ Citizens Advisory Committee representing Clairemont, and has served on the Clairemont Community Planning Group.
If you have any questions about Bike Clairemont activities, please reach out to the CTC Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org