Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

In Oceanside, there is a citizens' based group (not a formal City Council appointed committee) that addresses bicycle and pedestrian safety.  The City also has an active transportation and micromobility coordinator who is responsible for organizing safety/awareness events and expanding school bicycle safety programs who participates in the citizen-based Bicycle Committee.  Additional responsibilities of the Coordinator include reviewing proposed development plans for applicable bike lanes/paths/routes, improving signalization for bicycle and pedestrian traffic, and responding to public concerns and requests.


Bicycle Safety

The Oceanside Bicycle Committee addresses bicycle safety /awareness issues, and discusses ways to promote cycling throughout the city.  The committee is composed of  San Diego County Bicycle Coalition members, League of American Bicyclists certified instructors, volunteer bicycle activists, residents of Oceanside, and the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator.

The City of Oceanside was recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community in May 2017.  Oceanside has approximately nine miles of bike paths, 17 miles of bike routes, and 70 miles of bike lanes.  Lean about secure Bike Parking Facilities in Downtown Oceanside


The City of Oceanside has completed the updates to the Bicycle Master Plan. The last update to the Bicycle Master Plan was in 1996 as part of the Recreational Trails Element. The newly updated plan was unanimously approved by City Council on December 17, 2008. The Bicycle Master Plan identified existing bikeway conditions; analyzed the needs and future growth of the City’s bikeway facility system; and developed recommendations to create a safe, effective, and cohesive bikeway system throughout the City.

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View educational tips to share the road:  Share the Road: Same Road, Same Rules, Same Rights

Pedestrian Safety

The goal of Oceanside’s Pedestrian Master Plan is to establish future planning and design standards for development within the city that focus on creating an accessible and safe physical network for pedestrians.  Oceanside’s Pedestrian Master Plan promotes a pedestrian-friendly environment through the enhancement of circulation, connectivity, and mobility for pedestrians in the city. Improvements in pedestrian access to the beaches, pedestrian facilities, and the installation of crosswalks and sidewalks are just some examples that aid in creating a pedestrian friendly community.

The City of Oceanside completed its first Pedestrian Master Plan in November 2009.

To view the City of Oceanside’s Pedestrian Master Plan, click here  (27 MB).


Other Resources

Oceanside Bike Map

Downtown Oceanside Bike Parking Facilities

Oceanside Bicycle Master Plan

Oceanside Bike Trails

Share the Road

California Bicycle Laws

Smart Cycling Classes - FREE

San Diego Regional Bike Map

San Diego Regional Bike Plan

Bike Safety

"Love to Ride" Tips

Be a Bike Friendly Business

iCommute Resources

Oceanside Cycling Events

Oceanside Bike Station Membership Form