Regents Road Bridge Project

Thursday, July 27, 2006, 15:22 —by JeSais
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8 Responses to “Regents Road Bridge Project”

  1. Chuck said on Saturday, July 29, 2006, 8:35

    Too bad no one was concerned about traffic when they let these people build their canyon-view homes. Oh, wait, they were and they included the bridge in the master plan. Don’t suppose any of these people are offering to return their lots to natural states to reduce the traffic problems.

    They might want to look at the Tecolote Canyon Natural Park in Clairemont (where I live). Sure it would look better and be a better hiking/biking environment without the roads cutting across, and bridges like the one proposed for University City would have been a big improvement to our surface streets, but I don’t think burning the extra gas sitting in traffic or driving miles of my way is that environmentally friendly either. The bridge seems reasonable to me, and they’re certainly getting more environmental protection than our surface streets give the Tecolote Canyon.

  2. Ravi said on Tuesday, August 1, 2006, 0:28

    Frankly I think the canyon is ugly and I don’t care for the fact that railroad tracks go down it. At the same time, I don’t want the road I live on to be like Genesee during rush hour.

  3. Fred Willis said on Sunday, August 13, 2006, 13:38

    The City Council continues to impose additional environmental and visual blight on the University area residents with a 36 million dollar bridge over Rose Canyon rather than planning a high speed mass transit system from University to Mission Valley. Not insignificant related costs along Regents Road and Arriba are for widening and improvements, traffic signals and continuing future heavy traffic maintenance.

    A quiet, safe high-speed pollution free monorail system from UTC to Mission valley along Regents Road would have virtually no surface level impact on the neighborhoods, and would have the added effect of reducing the Genesee traffic. A monorail bridge over Rose Canyon would need only two guide rails slightly larger than just the handrails for a motor vehicle bridge. It could be a visually pleasing, suspension bridge requiring only two supporting towers well away from the canyon center. Controlled vehicle weights and dynamic loads allow what would otherwise appear fragile bridge towers and suspension. It would cast virtually no shadow on the canyon. The cost should be no more than one forth the cost of a motor vehicle bridge and construction impacts on the canyon could be insignificant.

    The continuous four lane flow of autos, trucks and busses creates noise and pollution emanating from a height that will spread both over the whole canyon area. Contrast this with the electric powered, rubber tired monorail trains that are significantly quieter than a MTD bus and their speed makes what little there is of very short in duration.

    A monorail guide rail can be constructed with significantly less construction impact on the neighborhood through which it travels and the adjoining neighborhoods than widening a street to make it a major artery. Rails and supporting structures are prefabricated and trucked into the location. A rectangular excavation for the supports is spaced from sixty to eighty feet apart. .

    A detailed plan for a San Diego twenty
    -first century mass transit system can be found by a click on http://www.SDMONORAIL.COM

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  5. Rick said on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 18:35

    build the bridge there are plenty of canyons it would solve so many traffic problems..

  6. Mike said on Monday, March 16, 2009, 14:08

    San Diegans, in their never ending quest to turn their city into south Los Angeles, continue to believe that increasing road capacity (ie. bridges, lanes, freeways, etc) will somehow ‘alleviate’ congestion.
    The incorrect assumption that everyone makes is that traffic volume is static; logically then you increase capacity and decrease congestion. But the problem is that increasing capacity also increases traffic. Study after study documents that increasing capacity alleviates congestion only temporarily. Traffic increases (because it is now an easy commute) and congestion returns. Look at all the cities in the US without good public transit. They all have the worst commute times (LA Phoenix, Houston).
    If San Diego really wanted to alleviate congestion, use the bridge money to bring the trolley up to UTC from old Town. And what about a Coaster station at Nobel and Genessee? Both projects are planned but not funded. Give people real alternatives besides sitting in their cars. UCSD, Scripps, UTC businesses… there are tons of ‘commuters’ who only work in the UTC area and do not live here. Give them an alternative to sitting in traffic and watch congestion decrease.

  7. William H East said on Monday, March 29, 2010, 23:48

    Forty years ago we were struggling to get Stanley Park approved for construction. Some opposed the Park because people in other areas would be coming to the park and that could be unpleasant. Some did not want to pay trhe assessment. My assessment was five hundred dollars to be paid over 10 years. It was one of the most significant investments that I have made. People from out of our area (Europe and other countrys) do come to join us using the park.
    We face a similar problem with the Regents Road Bridge. The project has been systematically delayed although the necessary conditions have been met. Now there are projects that have little merit are being proposed by people that we expected to honestly represent us. Don’t be distracted by any proposals that fo not directly include the Regents Road Bridge solutrion.

  8. William H East said on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 17:10

    The Regents Road section of Rose Canyon is the settling area for all the runoff and dumped trach from the area. Compare Rose Canyon with San Clemente Canyon and the Regents Road Bridge. What a chopice.

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