UPDATE: Residents upset with accidents and speeds on Sunset Cliffs Blvd want some kind of action
The OB Rag was contacted by persons who are organizing tonight’s convergence on the OB Town Council, and stated:
There are a few of us that live on SUNSET CLIFFS (2000) Block that have had our cars, in some cases totaled by speeding drivers coming into OB, we are working on getting some sort of traffic solution to this problem.
There is no SPEED LIMIT SIGN from W. Point Loma to the SCHOOL Crossing Sign right before Santa Monica.
It is nearly impossible to cross the street on foot or by car.
In the last 12 months alone there have been six reported traffic accidents, two of them involved 7 parked cars plus the the two cars that caused the accidents.
We just feel that as the main thoroughfare into our community we want to influence how we want both our visitors and residents to drive while in our community. We would like to at minimum have a interactive speed limit sign (one that show how fast you are traveling) a stop sign or traffic light at Brighton and an interactive cross walk, (type that flashes lights when someone is attempting to cross.)
Certainly know everyone has there own views on these types of situations, and we understand that we who live on Sunset Cliffs, are more prone to problems because of our situation, however as a community we feel that too many people are speeding and driving recklessly on a short stretch of roadway, where many people walk, where families take there kids to town and the beach and we want to get some help in solving this problem.
We will be a the OB Town Council meeting tonight a 7pm at the Masonic Hall.
OB Town Council Meets Wed., May 28th at 7pm at the Masonic Lodge
OCEAN BEACH, CA. Some Ocean Beach residents have posted fliers in the community asking residents to approach the OB Town Council about the dangers of crossing, riding a bike or parking along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. Residents upset or concerned about the dangers of the main avenue into the community are being asked to attend the Town Council’s Wednesday night meeting, which is on Wed., May 28th at the Masonic Lodge at 7 pm. The Lodge is located at Sunset Cliffs Blvd and Santa Cruz Avenue.
Apparently the precarious efforts experienced in either crossing Sunset Cliffs or riding a bike down it have raised the ire of sufficient locals, that they are taking the matter to the Town Council. The Town Council, of course, is a self-appointed, well-meaning institution and has no legal or jurisdictional authority. It has and does good things for the community and it can take “stands”, or positions on matters or issues, and lobby for its views. It seems, though, that actually the OB Planning Board is really the place for these types of issues.
What can be done? I don’t bike down Sunset Cliffs because of the tightness with traffic, except on the sidewalk. Crossing it can be hazardous to your health. But what is the solution? More traffic lights? Flashing lights? Slower speed limits? Please: no one-way streets. One-way streets tend to carve up a community, and erect human-made barriers to the flow of people and things.
We tried to contact the email address on the yellow flier that was visible on the telephone pole near my house. The email came bouncing back and there was no goggle result to firstname.lastname@example.org