University Avenue between Fairmount and Euclid has one of the highest densities of pedestrian crashes in the City of San Diego. As part of the Mayor’s Vision Zero effort, the City has initiated a complete street project to improve the safety of all modes of travel. The project working group has identified three long-term layout solutions.
These options include roundabouts at Highland, Chamoune, and Menlo, new bike lanes, and an option for wider sidewalks. All of the improvements will provide greater safety on University Avenue. Roundabouts are included in all options as they provide the safest intersection option for all modes, and they are also good for business. They slow vehicle speeds and keep cars moving to reduce congestion. City staff will work very closely with businesses near the roundabout intersections to accommodate any parking or driveway changes as the roundabouts are being designed.
For more information contact city traffic engineer Phil Rust at 619-533-3714 or PRust@sandiego.gov.