Green Christmas 2017

Opportunity to Redesign for Safety

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Asked @CityofSanDiego to implement NACTO paint treatments through the intersection per community’s request for safer streets on West Point Loma Boulevard.

NACTO paint treatments

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Implemented green paint markings, through a difficult intersection on West Point Loma Boulevard, provide awareness for drivers and guidance for cyclists. Yield to “Bikes in the Green”.

Thank you City of San Diego

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer set a goal of paving thousand miles of street over a five-year period. As of date in less than half that time and starting with the street that need it the most, the city has paved 655 miles. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)

San Diego says it’s ahead of schedule on 1,000 miles of street paving

David Garrick –  November 6th, 2017
sandiegouniontribune.com

San Diego’s aggressive campaign to upgrade its crumbling streets is ahead of pace and continuing to accelerate, officials said Monday.

A plan to fix 1,000 miles of San Diego streets within five years has nearly reached the two-thirds mark early in its third year, putting the city on pace for paving 1,500 miles in five years instead.

“We’re going to blow right past that 1,000 and keep doing it,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said Monday morning while observing a paving crew in Pacific Beach. “We have to keep going because so many streets need it.”

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There are still a lot of opportunities to make our streets and roads safer. The recently resurfaced Rosecrans Street is a good example of where we can significantly improve bike, transit and pedestrian safety with thoughtful application of NACTO standard road markings.

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Riding from the Old Town Transit Center, south on Rosecrans Street, toward Sports Arena Blvd, Midway Drive and onto Liberty Station. This vital link to Point Loma is used by many bike commuters. Buffered bike lanes would help protect bicyclist from high speed traffic.

 

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Frightening to find yourself in the middle of large intersection when light turns yellow/red. Turning onto Rosecrans St near Midway Drive intersection can be a super scary moment for children and adults alike.

 

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Getting from downtown through Liberty Station via Laning Road. Robust bicycle infrastructure is needed to keep the many Point Loma bike commuters safe on busy Rosecrans Street.

 

 

Cabrillo Monument fees increase in 2018

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Cabrillo National Monument
Change to Park Entrance Fees

Cabrillo National Monument will increase the daily park entrance fee on January 1, 2018. The new rates for vehicles will be $15.00 per vehicle (good for everyone in the vehicle,) walk-ins/bicyclists $7.00 per person and motorcycles will be $10.00. Entrance fees are valid for seven days. The annual Cabrillo Park Pass will be $30.00. The NPS began collecting entrance fees at Cabrillo in 1987. This is only the second increase in 31 years.

  • Passenger vehicle     $10.00 per vehicle    $15.00 per vehicle (JAN 1st, 2018)
  • Motorcyclists               $7.00 per vehicle      $10.00 per vehicle (JAN 1st, 2018)
  • Walk-ins, bicyclists    $5.00 per person      $7.00 per person (JAN 1st, 2018)
  • Cabrillo Park Pass      $20                                 $30.00 (JAN 1st, 2018)

Cabrillo Pass: Valid for 12 months from purchase date. Admits the pass holder(s) and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle (14 passenger capacity or less) to Cabrillo National Monument. The pass is available at the Entrance Station.

  • Walk-ins, bicyclists: daily park entrance fees are for individuals only. There is no sharing of a common receipt that might allow 4 bicyclists or walk-ins to enter under a single purchase (Unlike the Cabrillo Park Pass). The daily park entrance fees are valid for seven days for the one individual.
  • Cabrillo Park Pass: As in the past, the annual Cabrillo Park Pass allows the card holder and three other bicyclist to enter the park under the one pass. (Good only at Cabrillo National Monument).
  • Entrance fees are never charged for holders of the America the Beautiful Pass, Federal Recreational Senior Pass, Access Pass, Military Pass or 4th Grader Pass. (America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes remain the same price for now.)
  • Entrance fees are never charged for visitors under 16 years of age
  • Visit the Cabrillo National Monument web site for more details.

NOTES:

  • The park will be open on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day during regular operating hours, 9am-5pm.
  • The National Park Service and Cabrillo National Monument also have annual Fee Free Days each year. For the year of 2018 the fee free days are:
    ~ Jan. 15, 2018: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    ~ April 21, 2018: First Day of National Park Week
    ~ Sept. 22, 2018: National Public Lands Day
    ~ Nov. 11, 2018: Veterans Day
  • As of June 1, 2018, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) will no longer offer bus service to Cabrillo National Monument.