Crosswalks and Stop Signs Coming to Ocean Beach

by on July 7, 2015 · 5 comments

in Environment, Ocean Beach

Originally published on July 7, 2015.

At the most recent Ocean Beach Planning Board meeting last week, Chair John Ambert outlined a number of OB intersections that will have crosswalks and stop signs installed, information released to the OBPB by the City.

Five intersections are impacted and affected. The funds for four of them have not yet been identified – only Newport and Abbott improvements are earmarked. The other projects are under review and do not have funding at this time.

Here they are (in no particular order):

OB Pt Loma n Sunset Clf street

School kids need a crossing across Point Loma Avenue.

Point Loma Ave and Sunset Cliffs

A flashing beacon and crosswalk will be installed across Sunset Cliffs, but it is unclear if it will be on the north or south side of Point Loma Ave.

OB Newport Abbott aerial

Aerial view of Newport Ave and Abbott Street.

Newport Ave and Abbott

Two crosswalks, with flashing beacons will be installed at this busy intersection.

OB Newport Abbott stre New

A crosswalk with flashing beacons across Newport Ave.

At this point, the City is NOT planning to put stop signs in, just the crosswalks.

OB Newport Abbott stre Abb

Another crosswalk with flashing beacons across Abbott.

Only for this intersection at Newport and Abbott has money been identified for the crosswalks.

OB Newport Bacon st Bacon

For some reason, crosswalks were never painted across Bacon at this intersection. Only the south leg is planned for now.

Newport and Bacon

A crosswalk will be placed across Bacon on the south leg.

OB Newport Bacon aerial

Aerial view of Newport Ave and Bacon Street. Thanks google maps.

Note there are crosswalks already across Newport.

OB Abbott Sta Monica aerial

Bird’s eye view of Abbott and Santa Monica Ave.

Santa Monica and Abbott

Stop signs and crosswalks on Abbott will go in – at some time in the future.

OB Abbott Sta Monica Abb st

A stop sign and crosswalk will be installed across Abbott here, facing south.

These improvements are for both sides of Abbott, facing south and north, which will slow down traffic, make it easier for pedestrians to cross Abbott, and allow rescue vehicles to exit the life guard parking lot.

OB Abbott Sta Monica Abb So

A stop sign and crosswalk are in the future for this side of the intersection.

These improvements were requested by life guards.

OB Voltaire Cable streetVoltaire and Cable

This intersection will have crosswalks on all its legs, but no beacons.

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Avatar John Loughlin July 7, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Generally need more traffic calming in OB as at busy times (after fireworks) drivers cut through streets e.g. between Sunset and Ebers, going way too fast and it’s only a matter of time before some child gets seriously hurt. Thoughtful improvements could improve life for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. http://www.pps.org/reference/livememtraffic/

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Avatar Cuss V September 14, 2015 at 8:12 am

i had a chance to witness the crosswalks at voltaire and cable in action for the first time yesterday afternoon. literally no one was stopping at the stop signs, not to mention no one was respecting pedestrians in the crosswalks. it was like watching a comedy sketch. maybe this was attributable to all of the post-charger win yahoos, drunk driving through town. let’s hope so. otherwise these crosswalks might serve no purpose at all!

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Avatar Scott September 14, 2015 at 1:44 pm

I can’t believe Niagara and Bacon is not on this list. Go sit there and have a beer at one of the new packed restaurants sometime and count how many pedestrians are almost killed or how many accidents almost happen in one hour… Instead the first intersection addressed is a pointless one at Santa Monica and Abbot – crosswalks there are fine but the stop signs are ridiculous (FWIW, I cross there daily with a child in stroller and have never had a problem), except if the only goal is to get Lifeguards in and out of their parking lot quicker, in which case mission accomplished. Let’s address the craziness that is the Raglan/NoodleHouse corner.

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Avatar PL Local January 30, 2016 at 7:20 pm

Sorry to bring up an old topic. But, it has been 6+ months. Where is the flashing crosswalk at Point Loma Ave and Sunset Cliffs ?? Or just a crosswalk in general. Or maybe a 3-way stop.

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Avatar PL Local February 22, 2016 at 11:33 am

Did someone read my reply? Seems like someone did !

A crosswalk has been painted and flashing crosswalk signs have been put up on the South side of the intersection. But, it is not yet active. Will report to the Rag when it is all working.

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