Originally posted August 24, 2009
by Dan Allemeier
It has been well over a year since we started this effort to slow down traffic on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, but we are still here and working to get something done to calm the traffic and provide more safety to all OB residents that try to cross Sunset Cliffs whether by foot or car.
We need OBceans this Wednesday, August 26, at 7pm at the Ocean Beach Town Council (OBTC) meet which is held every 4th Wednesday at the Masonic Lodge on Sunset Cliffs.
Our Rep from Councilmen Kevin Falconer’s office has arranged a representative from Traffic Engineering to come and address this issue before the board regarding a list of recommendations that the OBTC made to the councilmember’s office again over a year ago. Please, do what you can to attend and also, please reach out to all your neighbors and friends to encourage them to also attend this very important meeting.
In addition, we’re trying to reach out to people that work in the OB area, ideally those that service our community day-in-and-day-out, i.e. our postal carriers, meter readers from SDG&E or repair people, parking attendants, Police officers, etc. – anyone that can attest to the challenges they face everyday working in OB when it comes their safety and productivity.
We all know that trying to cross Sunset Cliffs is a challenge. We want the city to address this issue just as they have addressed this problems in other communities.
To keep a bit of focus and realistic expectation, I want to mention some of the recommendation that were in the proposal provided to Faulkner’s office.
1. Adding Interactive Crosswalks on SUNSET CLIFFS, the kind that when initiated by pushing a button, create some sort of notification to on-coming traffic, letting people know that a pedestrian is planning on crossing.
2. Interactive traveling speed sign, letting drivers know how fast they are driving.
3. Some sort of physical traffic calming measure to slow vehicles down as then enter our community.
Nothing should be off the table but we do need support from you and everyone you know as we are all effected. This is a chance for us to influence how we want visitors and residents to drive while in our community.
PLEASE HELP. PLEASE FORWARD TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE!