Below is a list of supporters for Walk The Wash.

1. San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.

The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition strongly urges the city to take needed steps to improve the safety for bicyclists and walkers along Washington Street. This high speed area presents a dangerous transition for bicyclists who regularly commute. We support the community in their efforts to calm traffic and provide safer, separated and protected bike/walk access at this location.

Andy Hanshaw
Executive Director
2. Surfrider Foundation, San Diego Chapter

The San Diego Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is happy to support projects that improve water management issues and use LID practices.  
 Belinda Smith
Co-Chair, Know Your H2O program for the Surfrider Foundation

3. Mission Hills BID

Our Board believes that your vision of Walk the Wash will improve safety for pedestrians and
bikers along Washington Street, better protect our environment, create an opportunity for
economic growth in both India Street North and in parts of Mission Hills that are "up the hill,"
and create an aesthetically improved route into and from Mission Hills. 

As we discussed, our Board's primary concern at this early stage is related to the availability of
parking along India Street. Our Board, and the BID members in the area, will be very concerned about ensuring that the availability of convenient parking is not reduced along India Street and the portions of Washington Street affected by the project.

          David Wallace
          Vice President, BID Mission Hills 


  1. It may be slightly out of the way, but the way I "walk down Washington" is by taking a slight detour to Pringle St. Much safer, great views, pretty houses, and no need for construction or money to be wasted. Shouldn't we save our city's precious financial resources for something important? There is a staircase next to the liquor store that leads you from Washington up to Pringle so that you don't have to go all the way around San Diego Ave. Now if you want to talk about walking UP Washington, I am all for some sort of tram... :)

  2. Good point, Alyson. That is a good way to go. But it doesn't help bikers. Plus, it's pretty far out of the way if you are trying to get to something on the south side of the street.

    Regarding the finances, the money has already been allocated via the Master Bicycle Plan, and it's a priority for a major part of the population who use bikes instead of cars, or just like to exercise. Plus, it's a fundamental service to Smart Growth. I'll try to get a blog post together on all the financial aspects because I think a lot people have asked about the budget.