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Tuesday, June 24, 2008 | Thank you for your informative article about the Pershing onramp. Folks need to know about bad places to cross on their bikes.
I would gather from the way this exit is marked that the accidents in the morning would most likely happen when a cyclist is prompted to dismount from their bicycle then walks their bike to the South exit of Interstate 5, mounts their bicycle, then proceeds to cross I-5 south back onto Perishing Drive to the intersection of B Street.
Have you had the opportunity to ride down Fairmont Ave? At that intersection, Cal Trans put in a pedestrian bridge. Signs are posted to ensure bikes and pedestrians are spared from the entrances onto San Diego’s freeways.
I’m very sorry for the loss of life. Maybe this will have a silver lining and drivers, cyclist, reporters, activists and city planners will stop this happening in our city.