In November, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) began construction on the first phase of the Inland Rail Trail – a 21-mile bike path that will be physically separate from motor vehicle traffic. Since November, seven miles of bikeway were added from the intersection of West Mission Road and Pacific Street in San Marcos to the North Melrose Drive and West Bobier Drive intersection in Oceanside. Construction of the next portion of the path is likely to be accomplished in phases through 2018.

Once complete, the Inland Rail Trail will be an important part of the region’s interconnected bike network. It will run parallel to the Sprinter light rail from Escondido to Oceanside, providing access to five different stations. Popular with joggers, cyclists, and skateboarders, the bike trail complements city efforts to support transit-oriented communities where residents can live, work, and play. For more information visit www.keepsandiegomoving.com, or contact Project Manager Emilio Rodriguez at 619-699-1979 or emilio.rodriguez@sandag.org.