OB Rag Poll: Majority Supports Round-About at West Pt Loma and Bacon Street

by on December 1, 2014 · 5 comments

in Environment, Media, Ocean Beach

The results are in for the OB Rag’s latest poll on round-abouts. We asked our readers if they supported a round-about or traffic circle at the intersection of West Pt Loma and Bacon Street.  We have raised the issue, as the OB Planning Board and the City are thinking about doing a feasibility study for one at that location.

A majority of the respondents answered that they do support a round-about at that site, the intersection of West Pt Loma and Bacon – 52%.  In contrast, just 12% were opposed to a round-about there.  There were a total of 67 respondents.

The majority included those who outright supported a traffic circle there – 18%, plus those who were open to the City doing a feasibility study for it – 19%, as well as the 15% who answered that they support a round-about there as well as one at West Pt Loma and Cable Street.

Ten per cent polled that they thought there were other intersections more worthy – such as the busy one at West Pt Loma and Cable. And there was the 15% of respondents who also supported traffic circles at both Bacon and Cable. Another 15% answered that they in general supported round-abouts but not at either of these locations.

Less than 10% of those who took the poll stated that they didn’t like round-abouts at all. Interestingly, no one had “no opinion” on the issue.

Our polls are not scientific, but they do gauge the opinions of our readers on local issues in OB. In this poll, our readers clearly spoke: over 90% like round-abouts in general, and many are interested in at least a feasibility study for one at West Pt Loma and Bacon.  A quarter also would like to see one at Cable Street and West Pt Loma.

Here is the poll.

Round-About at West Pt Loma and Bacon?

The OB Planning Board and City are considering the feasibility of installing a “round-about” or traffic circle at the intersection of West Pt Loma and Bacon Street. What do you think? (Please review all options before choosing one.)

  • I support the concept of a round-about at that intersection. 18% ( 12 votes )
  • I’m opposed to a round-about there. – 12% ( 8 votes )
  • I am open to the city studying the feasibility of a round-about at that location. – 19% ( 13 votes )
  • I think there are other intersections more worthy of a round-about like West Pt Loma and Cable Street instead. – 10% ( 7 votes )
  • I support round-abouts at West Pt Loma and Bacon, and at Cable both. – 15% ( 10 votes )
  • I don’t like the idea of round-abouts at all. – 9% ( 6 votes )
  • I like round-abouts but not at any of these locations. – 15% ( 10 votes )
  • No opinion on any of this. – 0% ( 0 votes )

 Total Answers 67

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Donna Bergerson December 1, 2014 at 1:29 pm

I don’t like round abouts at all. Especially at that cite. Money would be better spent on a traffic light at the corner of West Pt. Loma and Cable St.

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South Park December 1, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Worst. Poll. Ever.

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Frank Gormlie Frank Gormlie December 2, 2014 at 9:19 am

You’re just jealous that there aren’t such polls in “South Park”.

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South Park December 2, 2014 at 9:48 am

You are SO perceptive!

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Frank Gormlie Frank Gormlie December 2, 2014 at 9:57 am

Why not explain to us why the poll is so bad, like give constructive criticism.

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