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SANDAG Board Endorses 14 Lanes For 1-5


You realize that many people just like the IDEA of mass transit so much they are going to push for New York density just to make transit work! Well, I'm not so sure those transit systems are what we want to emulate. The rich still take taxis or drive cars by the way. I've never seen new york with desolated roads, have you?

For everyone else: Don't confuse transit with your goals. Transit is a tool not a goal. Use the right tool for the right job. In this case, the right tool is a major rethinking of regional zoning. One or two major job centers circled by super high density. That is it.

December 22, 2010 at 10:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

SANDAG Board Endorses 14 Lanes For 1-5

San Diego is the next LA yes. That is because we are ZONING for it. If you don't like what is happening work on ZONING. Just look at what is happening in Valley Center. Are all those people going to WALK to the job centers on the coast?

To MarkW. We are getting high density sprawl with or without the I5 expansion. If (when) those high density tall building "villages" cover north county we are going to have WAY more commuters. When freeways back up MORE the quality of life will go down and big money will take their companies elsewhere driving housing prices down and leaving us with crappy jobs.

Most people do not have the LUXURY of extra time to take public transportation or have physical ability to ride from their suburb to job centers. Sol Beach and Del Mar have no job centers. Their residents are independently wealthy or COMMUTE to work.

I give Hillard points for honesty. He said he doesn't want more lanes because he WANTS our commutes to take LONGER. Public transport takes longer than uncongested roads and always will.

December 22, 2010 at 10:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )