San Diego is quickly becoming a biking community, and may soon become the largest bike-friendly city in America. Last year, San Diego State did its part in helping this become a reality by installing SDSU’s first permanent bike lane on campus. SDSU junior Hillary Lupo said although she appreciates having lanes on campus, there is still room to make SDSU even more bike-friendly.“I love that there is more space with the new bike lanes…but it’s inconvenient that there aren’t as many places to lock up,” Lupo said. “They should definitely put in new corrals.” Although SDSU does not have plans to incorporate more bike corrals, new bike-friendly structures are popping up all across “America’s finest city.” In recent months the San Diego Business Improvement District Council and the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition along with numerous organizations haveworked hard to install a total of three new bike corrals. In Hillcrest, North Park and Boulevard neighborhoods the rise of new bike corrals are expected to stimulate more bike-friendly enthusiasm among residents and generate citywide acceptance of bikes as a primary method of transportation. “Getting people active is our goal,” Executive Director for the SDCBC Andy Hanshaw said. “In San Diego, we’re lucky enough to be able to ride year round … We have so many great districts that you can bike to so conveniently.”Hanshaw wants to show people how fun, convenient and cost-effective bicycling can be, especially during a time when gas prices are skyrocketing. Hanshaw hopes putting a new corral in every district will be a steppingstone to a more bike-friendly environment. With the latest success of the latest corrals, the city has begun planning the installment of seven more bike corrals in the following year. Furthermore, the city government continues to develop ideas for new bike lanes and rental services, which are supposed totake off within 20 years. Another promoter of San Diego’s new movement and the leading advocate for everyday bike riding, Bikesd.org, has a blog with updates regarding the latest news on the journey to creating “world-class bicycling infrastructure that contributes toward an aesthetic, livable urban environment” in San Diego. Hoping to entice San Diegans to hop on their bikes more often, Bikesd.org regularly posts bike related events for our city’s bike enthusiasts to enjoy.