Our community neighborhoods are prime real estate surrounded by wildlife/urban interface in most of the Rancho Peñasquitos. The wildfire risks are greater during drought years. As we embrace more development coming into our area we are asking the San Diego City Council Members to complete the access road at the north end of Penasquitos Drive to mitigate disaster for more than 6,000 vehicles who would be accessing Carmel Mountain Road trying to evacuation at the north end of Rancho Penasquitos.
3 thoughts on “Message to the San Diego City Council – Ensure Safety Evacuation in Rancho Peñasquitos”
My home has easy access to the 56 so NA to me. And I am busy fighting other community issues so I will not be sending a letter or email regarding this, but I do value the concerns of those who may be negatively affected by this and hope they are heard.
There are a number of concerns about these projects. First is the safety issue. As one of the homes farthest from access to the freeway, this poses a death sentence in a fast moving fire. Adding another exit creates another set of problems in that there will be increased traffic on residential streets, to be used as a short cut. There are already people driving much too fast on Almazon and Pensasquitos Drive, and likely on other streets, which is dangerous for children at the park and school. Second, is the inability to accommodate the sheer number of homes on current streets or shopping centers. On most weekends there is little parking, and streets and drivers clog the parking lots so that parking is difficult. When parking is difficult, drivers are less cautious and often reckless.
All the building is dangerous to the current residents, will clog streets and ruin the tenor of residential streets where people have purchased larger lots for peace and quiet or views. Please don’t ruin our neighborhood.
We submitted the community survey to the San Diego City Council. Overwhelmingly respondents do not feel safe on our evacuation plan or the sheer traffic increase. We will keep seeking solutions, together. thank you for taking the time to fill out the survey!