Grand Jury: San Diego should be more bike-friendly

SAN DIEGO — There is room for improvement when it comes to making San Diego a bike-friendly city, according to a new reportphoto from a San Diego County Grand Jury.

Bicycling advocates are praising the report — saying it hits all the issues.  In particular, the need for improving “substandard” bicycle paths and lanes.

“Often bike paths and lanes are the worst in terms of potholes, trash building up. We need to maintain the facilities we have while building more,” said Kevin Wood with the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.

Wednesday night, more than two dozen bicyclists gathered in South Clairemont for The Ride of Silence — with riders biking about 10 miles to honor those killed in cycling accidents.

“We do have a right to be on the road.  It is important we have the opportunity to ride.  It’s good for our health, it’s good for the community, it’s good for the earth,” said cyclist Jim Baross.