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spoonman May 13, 2009 5:00 AM

Has anyone experienced the "Managed Lanes" on the 15? Not the original carpool lanes they had down the center, but the four lane freeway in the median with it's own direct exits?

I saw a picture and thought it is worth a post. I used to live off the 15 and sit in hell traffic. I don't live there anymore, but it seems to have helped improved traffic, and the project hasn't even concluded yet...

You can read about it here...
http://www.keepsandiegomoving.com/CW...nes9_12_08.pdf

http://www.flatironcorp.com/assets/P...Managed(2).jpg

http://images.townnews.com/nctimes.c...2_181_3_07.jpg

sdFan09 May 13, 2009 5:56 AM

Managed Lanes
 
I live in Poway and I have used the new section of the managed lanes several times. They are nice and work well for the section. The only problem is that when they end the traffic clogs worse than before. That means traveling north of Escondido around rush hour is painful. I can't wait until it goes all the way to the 78. Even then, at rush hour the 15 (and the 5) are slow and clogged. When will the region learn that more freeway lanes don't solve anything.

sdFan09 May 13, 2009 6:00 AM

On a side note, the new "transit stations" that are supposed to be a type of BRT look pretty empty every time I drive past them. I don't even know where the buses go. It would be nice if it was an express route to Grantville or Qualcomm. I go to SDSU and I would love to take an express bus from the new transit station to Grantville then catch the trolley to State but I don't think it's capable of that. Anyone have any knowledge of the BRT capabilities in the new lanes?

spoonman May 13, 2009 6:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdFan09 (Post 4247087)
On a side note, the new "transit stations" that are supposed to be a type of BRT look pretty empty every time I drive past them. I don't even know where the buses go. It would be nice if it was an express route to Grantville or Qualcomm. I go to SDSU and I would love to take an express bus from the new transit station to Grantville then catch the trolley to State but I don't think it's capable of that. Anyone have any knowledge of the BRT capabilities in the new lanes?

I believe that some of the transit stations haven't opened yet.

yerfdog May 13, 2009 8:13 AM

lol, just noticed you caught someone in that parking structure taking a picture in your direction, probably of the same bridge you were photographing



http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...2/DSC05395.jpg

staplesla May 13, 2009 8:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 4247093)
I believe that some of the transit stations haven't opened yet.

Many of them are still under construction.

HurricaneHugo May 14, 2009 8:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by staplesla (Post 4248208)
Many of them are still under construction.

There still going to be just as empty...

kpexpress May 14, 2009 10:11 PM

Are you sitting down? Sorry for the horrible quality of the shot taken from my iPhone.

The Goodyear building has been demolished!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...2/IMG_0598.jpg

cata77 May 14, 2009 11:34 PM

^ that's good news!

spoonman May 15, 2009 3:52 AM

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spoonman May 15, 2009 3:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kpexpress (Post 4250386)
Are you sitting down? Sorry for the horrible quality of the shot taken from my iPhone.

The Goodyear building has been demolished!!!!!!!!!!!!!


In favor of what?

Derek May 15, 2009 5:55 AM

What's going there? Another parking lot?

kpexpress May 15, 2009 6:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Derek (Post 4251105)
What's going there? Another parking lot?

Not sure what's going there, but I would rather see a parking lot than a burned out decaying tire warehouse. Thought I would never say that.

kpexpress May 15, 2009 6:36 AM

More East Village Demolition News
 
Noticed that they started demoing the block near my school.

HERE:
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...2/Picture8.jpg


THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE TONIGHT:
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...42/photo-1.jpg

Jobohimself May 15, 2009 9:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 4246971)
Has anyone experienced the "Managed Lanes" on the 15? Not the original carpool lanes they had down the center, but the four lane freeway in the median with it's own direct exits?

I saw a picture and thought it is worth a post. I used to live off the 15 and sit in hell traffic. I don't live there anymore, but it seems to have helped improved traffic, and the project hasn't even concluded yet...

Yeah, they're pretty handy, IMO...I zoom by in my hybrid 4 days a week commuting home.

Although I would have preferred rapid transit down the middle, but I guess the three years I lived in San Francisco spoiled me.

kpexpress May 19, 2009 10:08 PM

Does anyone else get depressed when two or three days go by with no activity on this thread?

cata77 May 19, 2009 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kpexpress (Post 4257969)
Does anyone else get depressed when two or three days go by with no activity on this thread?

yeah

kpexpress May 20, 2009 2:57 AM

So who do you think is the best developer downtown (housing)? I'm interested in talking about these developers and what they have done, and plan on doing.

From what I've seen, I like the projects that Oliver/McMillan does.

Your thoughts?

spoonman May 20, 2009 4:47 AM

What has Oliver McMillan done?

staplesla May 20, 2009 8:48 PM

CCDC moves forward with new City Hall
 
San Diego is one step closer to a new City Hall, after the city's downtown redevelopment agency on Wednesday endorsed the idea of sitting down at the negotiating table with a developer.

“All we are really saying is this is worth pursuing,” said Centre City Development Corp. Chairman Fred Maas.

His board voted unanimously in favor of moving forward with a plan to demolish San Diego's 1964 City Hall and Civic Center complex and replace it with a sail-shaped skyscraper billed as one of the “greenest” buildings on the West Coast.

The most recent financial analysis shows that payments on the new construction would cost $179 million to $231 million over the first 10 years. Maintaining the current City Hall and continuing to pay leases on additional needed offices would cost $216 million.

Over 15 years, the potential savings from a new City Hall are more certain. San Diego's payments on the construction would total $338 million to $399 million, compared to $416 million for keeping current accommodations.

But the city isn't being asked to sign a sales slip yet. The next step would be agreeing to negotiate deal points with Portland-based Gerding Edlen, the developer up for the job.

CCDC's vote Wednesday is not binding. The City Council will have final say over whether to start negotiations or walk away from a nearly two-year process. The issue goes to the council's rules committee June 10.

A point of contention in recent days has been whether the city will agree to pay the developer's costs if the deal falls apart.

CCDC Vice President Jeff Graham said yesterday, “From CCDC's perspective, that was a non-starter.”

Gerding Edlen estimates it has spent between $2 million and $3 million on its proposal so far.

Gerding spokesman Tom Cody said that he only proposed that the city pay his firm's costs during the negotiation period, which could go from six months to a year. He said he couldn't imagine those costs would be more than $1 million. CCDC has already spent nearly $1.7 million on consultants and other fees over the past year or more of studying the concept.

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stori...&zIndex=102626


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