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.”
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.
It certainly adds a level of comfort and safety for two blocks as bicyclist ride away from a very busy intersection at Grand Ave. & Mission Blvd.
This women was fiddling with her baby and gear for five minutes or more. It’s an obvious indication of the added room and safety from doors being opened into bicyclist, as well as for the folks accessing the driver side of their automobiles.