A local TV station has a report out today about how some OB residents feel that a section of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard is a “death row”.
10News quotes OBcean Daniela Rottigni terming the intersection of the boulevard and Cape May Avenue as “death row”, after dealing with the problem for a decade, she said.
Here is part of the report:
Rottigni says Sunset Cliffs Boulevard just is not safe, and speed is a huge part of the problem. … Runaway cars have caused major damage to private property, including Rottigni’s car, which was hit four different times.
“And to know that my car can get damaged, thousands and thousands of dollars for people not respecting or the city not even coming around and do something about it… it’s a disgrace to me,” she said.
OB resident Stephen Rainbolt Jr. told 10News, “I’ve had people go through my fence and destroy all the little trees that we see in the background.”
Rogttigi warns something needs to be done before someone gets hurt. She has seen a few pedestrians have close calls.
“You literally have to run,” she said. “During the day and night, at all times, you have to run….for your life, literally.”
The station added that “In the past few weeks, the city of San Diego put in solar speed monitors, but they do not appear to be working.10News called the city to find out why and they said they would look into it.”
OB residents have longed complained about the speeds that cars go on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. Years ago, residents forced the City to install a street light at the intersection of Sunset Cliffs and Santa Monica Avenue in order to provide some safety for school kids and locals.
I used to live on Del Monte Avenue and would constantly hear the screech of brakes and the sounds of glass and metal being crushed. Especially near the Masonic Temple, Sunset Cliffs and Santa Cruz. It got so bad that while I was on the OB Planning Board a decade ago, we formally complained to the City to do something about it, and all we received was one of those yellow warning lights – which is still there.
The intersection of Sunset Cliffs Blvd and Orchard Avenue is also particularly dangerous.
Let us know how you feel and what your experiences have been.