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GO by BIKE. With an average temperature of 71 degrees, the San Diego region is one of the best places in the country for people to commute on two wheels. By biking to work you can save money, reduce stress, get fit, and help the environment. The SANDAG Board of Directors has adopted Riding to 2050, the San Diego Regional Bike Plan. It outlines the vision for the regional bike network through 2050. Check out planned projects in your area at GObyBIKEsd.com.

Bike to Work 2016. More than 9,800 visits at 100 pit stops were recorded on Bike to Work Day - Friday, May 20.  Hundreds of volunteers staffed pit stops throughout the region for participants to rest, enjoy refreshments and snacks, and pick up a free commemorative Bike to Work Day t-shirt. Photos of the event can be found on the iCommute Facebook page

Resources to help you GO by BIKE. iCommute has the information you need to get moving!

Bike lockers and secure bike parking. Leave your bike in a secure location while you work! After you sign up for a free iCommute account, you can register for a bike locker or secure bike parking space. There are currently more than 60 locations at Trolley stations, all COASTER and SPRINTER stations, I-15 Rapid transit stations, and some Park & Ride lots as shown on the San Diego Regional Bike Map.

Most locations offer mechanical lockers, but more stations are featuring electronic bike lockers. Bike lockers can be accessed for a $25 key deposit and are available to frequent bike commuters on a first-come, first-served basis. With a valid Compass Card you can access the new bike parking facility at the Sabre Springs/Peñasquitos Transit Station that features 20 lockable bike racks, a bike pump, and a repair workstation. 

Users are asked to log the locker’s use with a corresponding bike trip in the iCommute TripTracker tool on a regular basis. Sign up for an iCommute account and submit an online registration form to reserve secure bike parking, or be added to a waiting list. For details, see the Regional Bike Parking Program Agreement (also available in Spanish).

For more information, call 511 and say “biking” or email iCommute@sandag.org

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