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Balboa Avenue trolley-stop talk

Although it's not yet funded, project managers for the planned trolley station at Balboa Avenue (just east of I-5) have started gathering information for what people want to see there — what will compel them to use the trolley and what will make using mass transit more inviting. An ad hoc committee of Clairemont and Pacific Beach residents came together Wednesday night (February 1) to give their ideas on what the station should offer. While the San Diego Association of Governments (Sandag) and city representatives were thinking more about amenities for the station — electric car chargers and bike lockers — community members spoke more about the big picture: how both neighborhoods could get to the station and how trolley riders could reach their destinations after they got to the station. "We need to work on that last mile," said Brian Curry, chairman of the Pacific Beach Planning Group. "It's not enough to get a mile away from your destination — people who are heading to the beach have a long way to go from the trolley station." Awkwardly placed because it's being retrofitted into an area built more than 60 years ago, the proposed trolley station is going in on a triangular piece of Caltrans land south of Balboa and east of I-5. To go to Pacific Beach, riders have to cross the freeway somewhere and many weren't crazy about using Balboa Avenue. To get to Clairemont, riders have to climb the long, big hill eastbound. There are bus routes that will stop at the trolley, according to preliminary sketches. Sandag representatives also talked about the possibility of on-demand shuttle service from the trolley, though it wasn't clear who would pay for and operate it. “It's very dangerous to get from there over to De Anza Cove," one planning group member said. "Clairemont doesn't have good access to this," said George Henderson of the Clairemont Planning Group. "None of our pedestrians can walk to the station on sidewalks because they don't exist." At present, there's no controlled and safe way to cross Balboa/Garnet to the north side, but Sandag expects to put in pedestrian crosswalks with traffic signals, according to Miriam Kirschner, Sandag's project manager for the station. The meeting format was supposed to be people placing stick-on dots on their preferred options shown on poster boards around the room. But conversation and suggestions went long — and some people wanted answers rather than stick-ons. "The community has been providing feedback for years — I have provided feedback I don't see reflected in what you're showing us today," said Karin Zirk, a member of Friends of Rose Canyon. "So I'm wondering why we're here starting from scratch." "Just keep coming and giving us your feedback," said a representative from the design and construction firm working with Sandag. The group has indeed been commenting on the problems it sees with the Balboa station as far back as 2013, when it commented that "The currently proposed trolley station to server residents and visitors of Pacific Beach not only fails to address how non-motorized travelers can reach the beach from the proposed Balboa Avenue trolley station, it worsens travel times for vehicular travel." But Billy Paul, a Clairemont neighborhood activist and sometime planning-group member, praised Sandag's current efforts: "I was part of the group that stopped the trolley before," he said, noting the plan has been around since 1995. "Now we're doing this the right way, with the community involved." A representative from Mesa Community College said he was disappointed that the college was left out of the trolley plans: "There's a mini-city in Linda Vista called Mesa College — it's the largest [commuter] college in California," he said. "We have 16,000 people who go there and we can't get them to the trolley. I think we need to figure out how we can use this funding better," he added. Connections to Pacific Beach will involve either going over or under the I-5, and nothing has yet been decided, Kirschner said. But residents pointed out that getting to North Morena Boulevard had also not been figured into the plans. While there was plenty of information about sites and some about existing mass-transit connections, Zirk said a key piece of information wasn't included. "You don't show travel times here and for most people that's the deciding factor," Kirschner said. "How convenient is it for people to get where they're going? — that's the most important question."

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Automobile Museum

The recent community presentation suggested "Automobiles on Display". The only automobiles in this area should be in a museum. Actually, that is a brilliant idea. It will be a tribute to highway 101 and the days when car dealerships once flourished here. The museum can be adjacent to the multi-modal mobility / transit center so people can look at fossil fuel relics while they wait for their autonomous shuttle or other transit.

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Avoid Bicycle and Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities on Garnet Avenue

Instead of a bridge over I-5 at Balboa for bikes and peds, widen the existing bridge at Clairemont Drive to accommodate bikes and peds from that Trolley Station. This would make it much safer, less congested to cross there. It has lower elevation, too, so no need for a tall, obstructive,spiraling ramp as suggested for the Balboa Station. Bikes can then go north to Grand for Pacific Beach or south to Sea World Drive for Mission/Ocean Beach.

Build a bicycle/pedestrian bridge from No. Morena to Santa fe St to connect with the Rose Canyon bike path. 

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How about combining the PB and Clairemont Balboa Station subcommittee meetings?

This project affects both Pacific Beach and Clairemont, so why not combine the subcommittee meetings? This Trolley Stn. will enhance access to and from the beach areas, yet since it is being built in BayHo\Bay Park, there is also potential for adverse impact on that area (i.e., traffic impacts, congestion, parking in residential areas due to not enough station parking, etc. Our communities interact in so many ways, let's plan a trolley station together that will enhance both our communities. Ultimately, you will want both groups to sign off on the final plans, won't you?

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How bout a bridge going from Santa Fe to Morena?

Instead of complicating things on a street layout that city planners obviously didn't design for pedestrians or bicyclists. This bridge can come off of Damon. We need to get all non-car traffic OFF of Balboa. It's a hazard.

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Build a Complete Streets Trolley Project that connects communities.

It is critical to provide safe and comfortable bike and pedestrian access to the station. I support the recommendation to build a beautiful multi-use bridge across the I-5, providing access to Mission Bay, a tremendous resource for all to enjoy. The Balboa Station should provide access to the Rose Creek Bikeway and continue a regional north/south bike corridor. The station should also include plenty of bike parking, bike share, and bike infrastructure to support multimodal riders. Attached are photos that display vision. The City of SD should demand SANDAG to build a complete streets project with safe and comfortable bike access to the station. At the moment, SANDAG is not building a complete project. The project should also include best practices for capturing storm water and include zero waste facilities.

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A Place to Live, Work and Play

Pacific Beach is one of the most popular beach communities in Southern California and the gateway to the community is a display of motor vehicle storage. The PB community has a vision to lead the region for multi-modal transportation and sustainability and we devote this precious land to storing new and used cars and trucks waiting to be sold. The current land use is so 70”s, so wrong and needs to be changed. If there was ever a place to put more housing (yes density!) it is here within walking distance of a transit center and the largest aquatic recreational area in the USA. Better yet create live/work spaces in this hub that will allow people to live, work and play all in one convenient location. People NOT parking!

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MAKE THE CONNECTIONS! & work with the City to apply Complete Streets policies

MAKE THE CONNECTIONS! and work with the City to apply Complete Streets policies Complete Streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work. They allow buses to run on time and make it safe for people to walk to and from transit stations. Compared to the incomplete street, the complete street: (1) has more shade; (2) is more secure to walk on; (3) has more interesting things to see; and (4) is easier to cross. Complete Streets policies mean that every transportation project makes the street network better and safer for drivers, transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Making the areas around the transportation investments improves the quality of life around the project, but most importantly is key to achieving the expected potential of the multi-million dollar station investment. The station is already being planned with “insufficient” parking, so it’s an imperative that improvements for pedestrian access are a key design element. The non-car dealer businesses in the area are limited by parking. Right now there are no safe walking routes from the station site to the closest businesses or residential. The changes required to make the transit station investment achieve it’s potential will allow people to safely walk to local businesses without needing more parking. The transit station design connections must take the lead in creating new paths for pedestrians to begin to overcome the car-centric design of the existing conditions.

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Need better bike & ped. connections via Balboa. Also 2-3 stories of parking STRUCTURE!!

A parking structure with entrance from west Balboa for it's lower level. This will help to ease bus entering from west Balboa into Trolley station. Also much help is needed on north side of Balboa to connect to Morena: a pathway on north side of Balboa from Moraga at a level rate lessening elevation change. And a bridge from NE corner area of Moraga & Balboa to SE corner of Morena & Balboa interchange another ped & bike only pathway that will keep level by going from higher elevation to another higher elevation that ends near new Morena signaled intersection directly into Trolley Station. Better biking & walking paths are need on Balboa east of Clairemont Dr. thru Tecolote Canyon.

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Need better bike & ped. connections via Balboa. Also 2-3 stories of parking STRUCTURE!!

A parking structure with entrance from west Balboa for it's lower level. This will help to ease bus entering from west Balboa into Trolley station. Also much help is needed on north side of Balboa to connect to Morena: a pathway on north side of Balboa from Moraga at a level rate lessening elevation change. And a bridge from NE corner area of Moraga & Balboa to SE corner of Morena & Balboa interchange another ped & bike only pathway that will keep level by going from higher elevation to another higher elevation that ends near new Morena signaled intersection directly into Trolley Station. Better biking & walking paths are need on Balboa east of Clairemont Dr. thru Tecolote Canyon.

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New Connections to a Grand Entrance to Mission Bay Park

One of the key attractions nearby the unfortunate station location, is the Northeastern corner of the Regional Mission Bay Park. New pedestrian connections west over I-5 are ESSENTIAL to creating pedestrian-scale walkability to the closest neighborhoods and businesses and on into the Park. Right now, the community is physically separated from the NE corner of the park by the drainage ditch and golf course fencing. This entire corner is currently also being re- planned and significant investments in the golf course are scheduled by the City. This is a critical time to connect these processes across Grand Boulevard and not have each up only plan up to the line that divides them (i.e. Grand Boulevard). Currently dominated by car-traffic (that is not going away), new pedestrian and bicycle overpasses can be designed to transform this area from car-centric to people-passable-too. A new entrance to this corner of the Park can be designed in concert with redesigning the golf-course/driving range area. Right now a narrow sidewalk without any setback runs right next to 4 lanes of traffic. It is not a pleasant or safe place to walk. The drainage can be redesigned to increase access and replace the "ditch" approach with a more ecological design. An area for an entrance "allee" can be created there. But significant connectivity improvements will have to be included for it to be practical for people to walk or bike west from the station. Only with significant new connections will this station ever come close to realizing it's ridership potential - either for people living nearby such as myself, or for those who might take the trolley to Pacific Beach from around the region.

"No one can find what will work for our cities by looking at the boulevards of Paris, as the City Beautiful people did; and they can’t find it by looking at suburban garden cities, manipulating scale models, or inventing dream cities. You’ve got to get out and walk."

—Jane Jacobs

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