Tag: Kearny Villa Road

Posted on: April 22, 2013 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 2

Let’s Pluck Some Low Hanging Fruit on Kearny Villa Road and 33rd Street: Ask for Better Bike Facilities

San Diego’s Department of Transportation has embarked on a project to coordinate with the city’s fast moving overlay and slurry seal program to implement bike facilities by either enhancing the existing facilities or implementing them where they don’t exist per the city’s Bicycle Master Plan. Brian Genovese referred to this initiative as low hanging fruit because implementing this striping would take no additional effort or money but impart a tremendous benefit to the community.

Two roads that have been resurfaced and are awaiting striping are Kearny Villa Road in Councilmember Lorie Zapf’s District and 33rd Street in Council President Todd Gloria’s District. This is a perfect opportunity to enhance any existing bicycle facility or implement one where it doesn’t currently exist.

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A section of Kearny Villa Road today.

Kearny Villa Road

Posted on: June 17, 2010 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 2

Kearny Villa Bike Lane (finally) paved

The horrid state Kearny Villa Road‘s bike lanes has taken the lives of two bicyclists and endangered countless others. This is a road that runs parallel to the 163 freeway and has a posted speed limit of 65 mph, and is the only north/south route for many of the city’s cyclists wanting to reach the northern limits of the city.

After numerous complaints were phoned in and emailed, the city finally decided to “fix” the hazardous cracks in the bike lane in a rather passive aggressive manner earlier this year in March.

Kearny Villa Road lies in City Council Member Marti Emerald’s district. After months of going back and forth with the city’s traffic and engineering department, and Marti Emerald’s office on the dangerous condition of the road, the city finally informed us of their decision to repave the bike lanes on Kearny Villa Road in June.

Posted on: March 25, 2010 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 7

Kearny Villa Road – After the Fix

We last wrote about how sad Kearny Villa Road was for San Diegan cyclists. Shortly afterward, the city did perform repairs on the hazardous cracks on the road as promised.

One of our twitter followers @juanrcm regularly rides Kearny Villa Road. He informed us of the terrible job that the city had done in fixing Kearny Villa Road and took photos showing those fixes:

Kearny Villa Road after the fix. Photo by Juan Roman Magdaraog
Kearny Villa Road after the fix. Photo © Juan Magdaraog
Kearny Villa Road after the fix. Photo by Juan Roman Magdaraog
Kearny Villa Road after the fix. Photo © Juan Magdaraog
Kearny Villa Road after the fix. Photo by Juan Roman Magdaraog
Kearny Villa Road after the fix. Photo © Juan Magdaraog

SignOnSanDiego.com had an updated story on the patchwork done on Kearny Villa Road.

Posted on: March 9, 2010 Posted by: Bike San Diego Comments: 2

The sad state of Kearny Villa Road

Kearny Villa Road. Photo by Robert Leone
Kearny Villa Road. Photo by Robert Leone

Recently, the Union Tribune reported on how dangerous the conditions are on Kearny Villa Road for cyclists. This is not news. In 2001, Larry Mahr was a victim of a fatal collision and, in 2005, Captain Patrick M. Klokow was fatally struck – a victim of a hit and run – all on Kearny Villa Road.

The dismal conditions of the bike lanes along Kearny Villa Road is not the sole culprit. Despite running parallel to the 163 freeway, the speed limit on Kearny Villa Road is 65 mph with drivers frequently going above that speed limit on a regular basis.

Nearly ten years after Mahr’s death, Kearny Villa Road is still in shambles. There has been no traffic calming measures installed and the facilities for cyclists is dismal at best.