UCPG  (University Community Planning Group)  meeting:
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 6:00 P.M.
Scripps: 10010 Campus Pointe Drive, first floor.
Note: change of location (this monthly meeting usually takes place in the Forum Hall in UTC mall)
THE REGENTS ROAD BRIDGE IS STILL IN THE COMMUNITY PLAN.
JOIN OUR FIGHT TO GET IT BUILT!





REGENTS ROAD BRIDGE

Paid for by developers’ fees!

  1. Provides

Parallel route to Genesee, doubling capacity for emergency vehicle access and  residents.

 Needed emergency evacuation route for all residents.

 Community balance – traffic shared between Regents Road and Genesee.

 Four new lanes-- 2 NB, 2 SB plus bike lanes and sidewalks—improving  safety and routing for active transportation, pedestrians and bicycles.

            • Designed access to Rose Canyon for the disabled.

 Shorter route to UCSD, Torrey Pines Mesa, hospitals, medical centers and businesses. Saves time, gasoline, causing less pollution.

 Spectacular Scenic viewpoint.

 Safe crossing over the railroad tracks for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

2.  The Bridge is a vital link in City’s infrastructure.

 

3 Construction work on the Regents Road Bridge will NOT impede traffic on Genesee Ave. or require condemnation of private property.

 

4 Bridge will not harm plant/animal life as validated by other bridges.

5.  Instead of speculating about harm, find out the truth – DO A BRIDGE SPECIFIC EIR!


CLICK HERE TO SEND AN EMAIL TO THE MAYOR, AND TO ALL 9 COUNCIL MEMBERS, STATING YOUR SUPPORT FOR BUILDING THE REGENTS ROAD BRIDGE !!

 

  • The bridge is the only solution to provide that crucial alternate route for emergency vehicles on a daily basis and evacuation in the event of a catastrophe such as wild fires and earthquakes.
  • The bridge will relieve the traffic situation on Genesee, and provide corresponding improvement to safety for our bicyclists, pedestrians, and students at the intersection of Governor and Genesee.
  • We welcome a fire station in south UC, but it is only part of the equation. We still need relief on Genesee and an alternate route.
Click here to read Marcia Munn's letter regarding the recent Council meeting (Sept 29, 2014) and the  forum with Mayor Faulconer (UTC Forum Hall, 5:30 PM on Oct 6th, 2014)
 

LATEST IMPORTANT NEWS ON THE REGENTS ROAD BRIDGE!

 

March 2, 2010:  The City Council voted to rescind the original design contract with Project Design Consultants which was approved by the Council Nov. 5, 2007.  This contract was never executed because of the lawsuit by Friends of Rose Canyon. The rescission of the first contract, finalizing the settlement of the law suit, was a necessary preliminary measure to pave the way for the City to go forward with new consultant contracts for preliminary design of the Bridge and project-specific EIR.

 

March 9, 2010:  City Staff, by request of Councilmember Sherri Lightner and UCPG President Janay Kruger, presented  the items (contracts in question) before the University Community Planning Group (UCPG) so the community would have an opportunity to weigh in.  The UCPG Board placed the Regents Road Bridge Contracts for Design and Environmental Consultants on the Agenda as an Action Item.

The Majority of the UCPG Board voted that the Council not vote on these contracts until after an FBA update which could take 2 years!

 

June 23, 2010 The Land Use and Housing Committee voted 3-1 not to approve consulting contracts for the Bridge

 

 

Bridge opponents would like to see other projects move to the head of the line and eat up money for the Bridge.  WE MUST NOT LET THAT HAPPEN!  Write to City Council members and Mayor Faulconer and tell him/her the Regents Road Bridge must be done before any other project!  You can get their names and addresses by clicking on the ACT NOW button on left side of this page!

 

FIRE CHIEF JAVIAR MAINAR, SUPPORTS THE REGENTS ROAD BRIDGE AS THE MOST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION FOR IMPROVED EMERGENCY SERVICES IN UNIVERSITY CITY! TO READ HIS LETTER, CLICK HERE.
Opponents of the bridge are showing themselves in a poor light by making charges that are, at best, disingenuous.

Friends of Rose Canyon (FRC) and the University Community Planning Group (UCPG) are challenging the City for using FBA funds for the Limited Roadway Changes (LRC) at Genesee and SR52 and Regents and SR52. These LRCs are part of the whole Regents Road Bridge project. FRC and UCPG say that former council president Scott Peters is misusing FBA funds by allocating them for these changes. In a January 17, 2008 article in the La Jolla Village News, Linda Colley, Chairwoman of the UCPG, stated that for Peters “to use FBA funds for a bridge project in South University City is against North University City 's plan.” Deborah Knight, president of FRC, said in the same article, “The City is using the FBA as a cookie jar.”

The irony of these charges is that the UCPG board recommended to the City Council, in July of 2006, that they do these Limited Roadway Changes. A majority of that board consists of bridge opponents and FRC members. You can read the complete article in which the misleading statements from the bridge opponents are quoted here :

And you can also read former councilman Scott Peters' response to this article here (taken from La Jolla Village News, January 31, 2008 , Letters section).



GOOD NEWS

On September 4, 2007, the City Council voted 6-1 to approve the contract for the preliminary design of the Regents Road Bridge, thus moving to Phase II of the project. This means that work on the bridge design can finally begin. THIS IS A GREAT VICTORY FOR THE UNIVERSITY CITY COMMUNITY! Phase II has been delayed for over a year because of bridge opponents’ lawsuits. Opponents will persist in their attempts to derail the Bridge and continue to hurl accusations of illegalities and corruption at city officials. However UC Connection will persevere with our fight for the Bridge which is the only reasonable solution for the traffic woes and safety problems in this area.

MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE HELPED US REACH THIS POINT IN OUR QUEST FOR THE REGENTS ROAD BRIDGE!





   

Link to item #334 Sept. 4, 2007 City Council Meeting. The City Council voted 6-1 to move the Regents Road Bridge project forward to the Design Phase. Click on this link to watch the testimony and vote.
 
Just how important is this bridge to the UC community?

Consider the risks posed by the "Cedar fire" of 2003

Click here to watch a video from UCConnection !
(This is a 40 megabyte file, and will take time to load; please be patient :-)




 
The SD Airport Authority's proposal
for "shared use" at Miramar was DEFEATED in the Nov 7, 2006 elections. Click here