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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 | Thank you to Will Carless for writing an article about Rose Canyon Park and the proposed bridge that will destroy it. What the pro-bridge people don’t seem to get is that the additional 27,000 cars per day that the bridge will bring into University City will change the face of our community forever. They lead one of believe that the bridge will be a beautiful spanning bridge high over the canyon. In fact, 40 percent of the distance is a cut and fill road down into the middle of the canyon. It would require bulldozing one of the canyon’s scenic hills and filling a wetland. Regarding the “congestion” on Genesee, it is only during rush hour and only on one side of the street depending on time of day. It doesn’t add but 7-10 minutes more to go from La Jolla Village Dr. to Governor Dr. during rush hour. I happened to be on Genesee during evening rush when an ambulance and fire truck came through. They went on the bike lane and curb to get through the traffic and they did that very fast!
If the bridge is built, more cars will come. What will parking be like in our two shopping centers? We must start conserving the remaining open space we have in this city or we will be paved over like Los Angeles. University City is a unique community in San Diego with Rose Canyon Park in our midst. I am happy to sit in traffic for an extra few minutes in order to save our beautiful park and the quality of life in our community.