Traffic calming has been an issue that residents and the City of Encinitas have been discussing for a long time and fits with E3’s vision of engaging on issues to achieve a common goal for the neighborhood’s collective benefit.
E3 focused in phase 1 on traffic calming within a limited stretch of Saxony Rd. and Quail Gardens Dr.
After talking with neighbors and working with the City, E3 developed a plan including recommendations for crosswalks, supporting signs and traffic calming implements.
It was presented to the Encinitas Traffic & Public Safety Commission and the Encinitas City Council over several months beginning in the fall of 2014, with final approval of the following projects by February 2015:
The City Council appropriated $120,000 for the projects. E3 partners the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, Seacrest Retirement Village and Leichtag Foundation collectively committed $40,000 toward the project to insure safer roads in the neighborhood.
Building on the community’s efforts and the momentum generated in Phase 1, Phase 2 invites broad community participation and will look at traffic calming solutions to improve safety and ease traffic flow along the length of Saxony Rd. and Quail Gardens Dr. between Encinitas Blvd. and Leucadia Blvd.
Through collaboration with City Engineering and Traffic departments, the E3 Cluster and neighbors, a comprehensive Traffic Calming Plan, including estimated costs, will ultimately be presented to the Encinitas Traffic & Public Safety Commission and the City Council for their consideration and approval.
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