2015 Saxony Rd. and Quail Gardens Dr. Traffic Calming

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. The following summarizes what was accomplished in 2014-15.  In 2018 the Cluster is re-engaging in issues of neighborhood safety and mobility. Stay tuned for future updates.

Phase 1 (2014-15)

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:

  • A crosswalk, flashing speed beacon and 25 mph School Zone with warning signs and speed monitors on Quail Gardens Dr. at Ecke Ranch Rd.
  • A crosswalk with, flashing speed beacon and a 25 mph Senior Zone with warning signs and speed monitors by the YMCA and Seacrest Village Retirement facility on Saxony Rd.

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.

Phase 2 (2018 – )

As the updates to the City’s Housing Element proceed, increased development is expected on several sites on Quail Gardens Drive. The E3 partners will be working with the City and the neighborhood to revisit earlier traffic calming studies and develop a comprehensive approach to ensuring safe and efficient mobility in the corridor, including cars, cyclists, and pedestrians. To stay up to date with the most current project information and ensure you’re always aware of workshops and meetings planned by E3, please sign up for our mailing list.