Torrey Pines neighbors push for more segments in Corridor improvements

Neighbors discuss a new plan for dividing up the Torrey Pines Road project at a gathering on April 22. Photo: Dave Schwab
Neighbors discuss a new plan for dividing up the Torrey Pines Road project at a gathering on April 22. Photo: Dave Schwab

A group of residents living near Torrey Pines Road and La Jolla architect Robert Thiele presented their latest proposal for the main route into La Jolla to the Traffic & Transportation Board last week.

“What city engineers have proposed doesn’t impact safety at all,” said Sherry Nooravi, who has become the spokeswoman for the group challenging the city's plan for the Torrey Pines Road Corridor Improvement Project. ”We are very concerned for safety, cannot even cross the street or take a sidewalk: We are trapped where we live.”

The city has proposed splitting construction into four segments; the neighborhood group wants eight.

T&T member Dan Courtney suggested it might be best to not break the project down into “geographical” segments at all.

“Another way consistent with what (Councilwoman) Lighter asked would be to do things providing the most safety, whether that be sidewalks or lane narrowing or whatever regardless of geographic location,” he said.

The agenda item was for discussion only and will be on advisory group’s next meeting May 26 when a vote will be taken on which proposal is preferred.

   
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