Major makeover

Posted: December 15th, 2017 | Communities, News, Top Story | 2 Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

About a year from now, construction is expected to begin on the University Avenue Mobility Project (UAMP) to transform the busy east-west thoroughfare in North Park into a street with improved safety and mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists as well as automotive and transit traffic.

To improve mobility and decrease travel time, traffic signals and enhanced pedestrian crossings will be added or removed along the 1.3-mile stretch of University Avenue from Interstate 805 west to Florida Street.

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Bike lanes, or not

Posted: December 15th, 2017 | Communities, Featured, News | 1 Comment

By Ken Williams | Editor

Vision Zero is an ambitious strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries in San Diego by 2025. The city and transportation safety advocates like Circulation San Diego are looking at practical ways to make streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.

Across the city, Circulation San Diego is hosting focus groups to discuss ways to achieve the Vision Zero goals. One such focus group met Dec. 6 at The Air Conditioned Lounge, located at 4673 30th St., just a few dozen steps south of Adams Avenue.

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Time to address negative impact of Balboa Park special-event noise

Posted: December 15th, 2017 | Bankers Hill, Communities, Featured | 1 Comment

By Leo Wilson

Just days ago, the annual December Nights event took place in Balboa Park. It likely attracted over 100,000 people, a substantial number of whom either arrived by bus shuttle along Sixth Avenue, or parked in Bankers Hill and walked to the event. 

As is often the case with special events, the streets in Bankers Hill were gridlocked with traffic, and all available parking in the community was taken by those attending December Nights.

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Uptown Community Parking District update

Posted: December 15th, 2017 | Bankers Hill, Communities, Featured | No Comments

By Chris DeMoville

The Uptown Community Parking District (UCPD) held districtwide elections in November, and the Bankers Hill Neighborhood Parking Committee elected two new members: Peter Raymond and Curtis Allen. 

Raymond is a longtime Bankers Hill resident and the owner of Raymond’s Boutique Salon. One of his personal aspirations is to build community support and find funding for a Bankers Hill legacy sign.

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Posted: December 1st, 2017 | Communities, News, North Park, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

Should North Park impose a nighttime curfew for certain public parks?

The North Park Recreational Council is spearheading an effort to get city officials to establish a curfew from midnight to 6 a.m. at the following locations.

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Helping foster children

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | Communities, Community Profile, Talmadge, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

Tonya Torosian has one of those jobs that brings great joy amid inescapable heartache.

As chief executive officer of the local nonprofit Promises2Kids, Torosian works diligently to help thousands of foster children who have suffered physical and/or sexual abuse or have been severely neglected by their parents or caregivers.

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Hillcrest Town Council update: sexy streets and cool signage

By Mary M. McKenzie Gerrie Trussell, the new Uptown Community Parking District executive director, and Marc Marconi, the Hillcrest project manager, updated the Hillcrest Town Council on Nov. 14 about various efforts underway to make Hillcrest a lot easier to navigate. Although there are several mobility issues in Hillcrest, one of the most volatile is the balance between cars and bicycles.

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