Bicycling & Alternative Transportation

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Many people use single-occupancy motor vehicles for their daily commutes contributing to congested freeways and extended travel times.  In addition, congested roadways lead to decreased air quality, elevated greenhouse gas emissions, and dependence on foreign fuel supplies. 

To reduce petroleum-fueled, single occupancy vehicle use within municipal operations and the community, the Conservation Section promotes the following programs and resources:

  • Bike Chula Vista Map & Guide

  • Safe Routes to Schools Maps

  • Alternative Fuel Stations Map

  • Other Alternative Commute Options (Ridesharing & Transit)

Bike Chula Vista | A Bicycle-Friendly CommunityBike Chula Vista - A Bicycle-Friendly Community

Bicycling is great for everyone — communities, businesses, schools, and people.  It promotes active lifestyles, reduces traffic congestion, and improves air quality; but most importantly, it's fun!  In fact, the City itself has been certified as a bronze-level "Bicycle-Friendly Community" by the American League of Cyclists. 

The City of Chula Vista also works to expand bicycling-related infrastructure throughout the community.  The Chula Vista Bikeway Master Plan was updated in 2011 and provides a blueprint for developing a robust network of bike lanes and routes to make bicycling safe and easy.  Check out the "Bike Chula Vista" map & guide to learn about local bicycling resources:

 

Bike CV Map  Guide_2014

 

 

To receive a pocket-sized version, visit the Conservation Section's booth at the Otay Ranch Town Center Farmers Market (Please call the City's Conservation Section at (619) 409-3893 for participation dates). 

Safe Routes to Schools Maps | Helping Students Walk & Bike Safely to Schools

The City of Chula Vista's Engineering Division and Conservation Section recently implemented a project to evaluate local middle schools’ street and sidewalk infrastructure for connectivity and coverage and to identify on-the-ground infrastructure deficiencies through school route field audits.

Based on the results, the City has created suggested school route maps for pedestrians and bicyclists, mainly focusing on a 1-mile radius around Chula Vista Middle Schools:

Alternative Fuel Stations Map | Cleaner Fuel, Cleaner Air

There are numerous publicly-available locations around Chula Vista offering alternative fuels such as electricity, compressed natural gas (CNG), biodiesel, and ethanol.  Alternative fuel vehicles produce less emissions than gasoline-powered ones and can be less expensive to operate.

Check out the CV Alternative Fuel Map to learn about local alternative fueling stations:

To find alternative fuel stations in the region and across the country, visit the Department of Energy’s Alternative Fueling Station Locator by clicking here.

 

The City of Chula Vista, in partnership with private companies, offers CNG at its Public Works Corp Yard (1800 Maxwell Road) and electric vehicle (EV) chargers at the following municipal sites:

Members of the public can access the City's alternative fuel stations 24 hours a day and use their credit cards for payment.  EV owners can also join the BLINK network to streamline the payment process by clicking here

Other Alternative Commute Options | Reduce Your Commute Costs

In partnership with iCommute (the regional commute organization), the City facilitates alternative commute options for its employees and community members. 

Ridesharing - By joining a carpool or vanpool, you can instantly reduce your commuting costs by 50% or more.  The following are some links to ridesharing tools:

    Need Help? Contact the City's Conservation Section at (619) 409-3893

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