The Rancho Santa Fe Post

Op-ed: Detours and Failure

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YOU HAVE A CHOICE

We now have in our mailboxes a survey to cast our vote on either roundabouts or traffic signals in the Delicias corridor. If you vote for roundabouts there are two things that will happen:

  1. During the construction of roundabouts, for approximately 18 months, there will be a massive detour of 15,000 vehicles daily onto our side streets. These side streets will be several in number and most of those 15,000 vehicles will go by the school and through the main part of town...going West in the morning and East in the afternoon. Can you imagine...15,000 vehicles daily?
  2. Upon completion of the roundabouts, traffic flow will show level of service as FAILURE, which is what we have now with stop signs - lengthy delays, day after day. This is documented in a published independent study which was reviewed by the RSFA Staff and Board, and the San Diego County. This published, 34-page report is available by going to rsfroads.com. So, after spending over $6M for roundabouts we will have a FAILED system.

If you vote for traffic signals, two things will happen:

  1. During installation of traffic signals, those 15,000 vehicles WILL NOT be detoured - see the report by the RSFA Intersection Committee, available at the RSF Association office. Traffic will flow during construction through the Delicias corridor.
  2. Upon completion of traffic signal installations, traffic flow will show level of service as GOOD. Again, refer to the independent study by Urban Systems Inc., published in early 2015. 

REMEMBER...IN 2030, TRAFFIC IN THE DELICIAS CORRIDOR IS PROJECTED TO BE 23,000 VEHICLES DAILY!

If you do not like either roundabouts or traffic signals, then you can fill out your survey by writing in bold print - DO NOTHING. This will keep what we have - stop signs - then we will see what happens in a few more years. 

Sam Ursini