lead on macduff!
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: normal heights-san diego, ca
Bikes: come and get 'em
unfortunately, there are too many of these high speed freeway onramps/offramps near
cycling arteries here in san diego. i know my first impulse is always to speed up and cross these danger zones asap. With traffic, sometimes ya gotta remain in the rightmost/exit lane after the bike lane ends with traffic whizzing closely by at 50+ mph for longer than you'd like before cutting across into a bike lane. someone's always in a hurry to get off or on the freeway...
personally have never had a problem at that specific spot but for westbound friars just on the other side of the street, i have. thinking about it offhand, the onramp/offramp areas that cause me the most difficulty consistently are: fairmont northbound and southbound by sdsu and the 8 fwy, morena blvd both directions north of old town and south of usd by the 8 fwy, southbound ingraham st heading into sports arena/midway/west point loma blvd area by the 8 fwy and lastly, eastbound mira mesa blvd and the 15 fwy south onramp by buca di beppo. obviously, there are other hot spots but these are the ones that come to mind immediately.
i know there have been more than a few tragedies on kearny villa road through the miramar area. it is definitely high speed and sketchy in some areas. haven't ridden it during peak commute times and i definitely don''t plan on doing so.
Last edited by ooga-booga; 02-09-11 at 02:18 PM.