‘Slow down’: Mystery painter puts a message on the street in Bird Rock

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Lower speed limits save lives and prevent injuries.

"For some residents, however, the message echoes a call for drivers to slow down on Bird Rock streets. In summer 2022, Bird Rock resident Harry Bubbins, who is now president of the La Jolla Community Planning Association, launched a petition drive aiming to have the 35 mph speed limit lowered on La Jolla Boulevard as it winds into Bird Rock. The petition has since been submitted to the city for consideration.

Bubbins told the Light that the recent “Slow down” message “speaks to the dangerous conditions that exist from speeding drivers and the widespread local perception of a need to address it, especially the 35 mph speed from Pacific Beach as you pass Tourmaline Surfing Park and approach Bird Rock Elementary School.”

This week, he said, advocates spoke before the San Diego City Council’s Active Transport and Infrastructure Committee “to ask for the state law [Assembly Bill] 43 to be implemented, which empowers San Diego to lower the speed limit to make it safer for drivers, pedestrians and bike riders — and quieter as well — while enhancing the vibrancy of commercial districts.”"

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The speed limit on La Jolla Boulevard between Pacific Beach and Bird Rock is too high at 35 mph!

This includes the well-trafficked but dangerous crossing at the world-famous Tourmaline Surf Park destination.

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35mph is a higher speed than all the other commercial/residential streets that connect with La Jolla Boulevard, so drivers are encouraged to dangerously SPEED UP.

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This stretch of La Jolla Boulevard between Loring Street and Colima Street is entirely residential, with only one commercial business that actually has an entrance on Turquoise Street.

  • Mission Bay Boulevard is 30mph.
  • Turquoise Street is 25mph
  • Loring Street is 25 and 20mph.
  • And the speed limit at the La Jolla Boulevard/Colima Street roundabout is 15mph! With no transition from 35mph.

I support lowering the speed limit on La Jolla Boulevard!

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