City of San Diego, CA

08/02/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/01/2020 22:17

Better By Bike - Rider Spotlight - Laura Ball

Rider Spotlight

How long have you been bicycling and how did you get started?

I learned to ride early. Started commuting by bicycle to my first job after college in St. Paul, Minnesota.

What advice would you give to someone looking to get started going by bike?

Go your own speed and enjoy the experience.

How do protected bike lanes support your commute?

My commute has improved considerably with bicycle improvements on Fifth Avenue that keep bicycles separate from traffic. I'm also enjoying the new and under construction bike infrastructure on Meade Avenue which are good for traffic calming while still keeping traffic flowing.

Where are your favorite places to bike to in San Diego?

Bike the Bay, San Diego River path and flood control channel, and Harbor and Shelter Island.

What makes San Diego a great place to bike?

The weather!

What's the one thing you think people should know about biking?

More than one thing: exercise, environmental, affordable, enjoyable.

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