So I am checking out local roads, looking for a good safe bike route to work, and I come across this irony. The side roads don't go through. There are only two roads that go through. One is a 50 MPH road with 6 lanes of traffic and a skinny bike lane that goes to a very busy intersection (that with left turn lanes opens up to 8 lanes of traffic). The other is way out of the way down and up a very steep hill. That latter road is however rather quiet.
Now here is the irony... where several roads don't go through, they are stopped by acres and acres of pavement... parking lots of the local high tech businesses. That's right, side streets don't connect, but the area is completely paved over anyway... with the exception of the landscaping between parking lots.
So an astute city planner or transportation planner might look at this and see an opportunity... but as yet, apparently the city believes that cycling on 50MPH arterial roads is better.
All it would take to make a complete route is connections through some parking lot landscaping.
Take a look at this google map... http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll...fox-a&t=h&z=17
Notice Pacific Center drive, Sequence Drive and Mira Mesa Blvd (the high speed arterial road).
BTW the same thing also occurs south of Mira Mesa. But the only road with bike lanes or bike route is Mira Mesa, the wide high speed arterial road. Make sense? No, I didn't think so.