BikeWalkSolana Meeting (Zoom), February 1, 2021

The next meeting of BikeWalkSolana, the Solana Beach Active Transportation Committee, will be held on Monday, February 1,  2021, 5pm on Zoom. For an invitation please email [email protected]


  • Updates from the City
  • Planning for a Virtual Bike + Walk Solana Beach Photo Scavenger Hunt
  • Other

Meeting Notes: (by Jill Cooper)

Those attending BikeWalkSolana’s February 1, 2021 Zoom meeting included Douglas Alden, Paul Dickstein, Karl Rudnick, Advocacy Coordinator of the San Diego Bike Coalition Jacob Mandel, Kristine Schindler, Daniel Powell, Jill Cooper, City of Solana Beach Engineer Dan Goldberg, and City of Oceanside Active Transportation Manager Howard LaGrange.

Dan Goldberg/Updates from the City 

Funding in the amount of $220,00, including a 25% contribution from the City, to develop a Safe Routes to Schools plan was received in November. The next step will be a request for proposals. Howard LaGrange, based on Oceanside experience with SRTS grants, stressed that community outreach should be an important component of the SRTS plan as publicity, engagement with parents, and buy-in are key. Dan estimates that development of the plan might take 2 years to complete.
Planning for a Virtual Bike + Walk Solana Beach Photo Scavenger Hunt
Plans are underway for a biking and walking Bike Month activity to be accomplished virtually and independently. Bikers and walkers will have the month of May to complete a photo scavenger hunt, searching for and taking pictures of Solana Beach points of interest while learning about our fine city. Prizes will be awarded to participants.
Tasks to be completed:
  1. Create list of points of interest in Solana Beach organized into geographic areas: Kristine and Douglas
  2. Contact Dan King at City to see if we need a permit and/or insurance: Jill
  3. Publicity—Create attractive flyer (to be accessed online) describing event: Karl or ?
  4. In early April distribute flyer to Solana Beach Sun, Residents of Solana Beach, COSB e-blast, BikeWalkSolana website, Facebook, etc.: Volunteers from BWS
  5. Contact Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society for help in identifying historical points of interest: Kristine
  6. Include points of interest in SB related to climate action: Shawna
  7. Use points of interest/geographic areas list to make a final plan describing the photo scavenger hunt:  BWS members at March 1 meeting.
  8. Create online registration flyer which includes directions for participants as they walk, ride, or roll across Solana Beach during the month of May. Registration flyer to include a waiver declaring that participants are responsible for their own safety, releasing BWS and COSB of liability: Karl and BWS
  9. Use $1500 grant money to buy prizes which could include rear lights, bike locks, fluorescent safety vests for walkers, water bottles. Volunteer and Karl or Douglas
  10. Bike helmet donations: Daniel
  11. Figure out details—how do participants share photos, how do we award prizes? BWS
  12. After the event publicity: BWS/ volunteer

If tasks #1 – 6 can be completed before the next BWS meeting on March 1, we would be better prepared to finalize plans.

News from Kristine
  • Virtual Cyclovia Encinitas kicked off on January 17th. Webpage launched. Year long event with many virtual activities to come. Webpage and social media to promote activities. Click here
  • A free “All About E-bikes” webinar will be offered on Friday, February 26, from 1:00 – 2:30. Click here
  • Wednesday, February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Riding a bike is an act of kindness for yourself, others, and the environment.
Our next BikeWalk Solana meeting will be on Monday, March 1.