Morena Blvd Reconfiguration
MORENA BLVD STREET LAYOUT (View facing North)
Bay Park Boardwalk will extend from Clairemont Drive to Tecolote Road. Linda Vista Plan Area residents will be submitting their proposal for extension of the Boardwalk south of Tecolote Road and will be posted here when completed.
The street has been laid out to position the volume of vehicular traffic (cars, bikes, trolley and light rail system) adjacent to Interstate 5. This design allows bicycle riders to move freely and not obstruct or be obstructed by foot traffic moving along the Bay Park Boardwalk. A landscape/sound wall/green buffer separates the two bicycle lanes from the trolley and light rail systems (see view below). Bicycle racks will be provided at storefronts for patrons using bikes as their mode of transportation. Boardwalk access by bicyclists wishing to use the Boardwalk will be positioned at intersections.
The suggested speed limit for the two northbound automobile lanes is 25 MPH. The western NB lane will keep traffic moving while the eastern NB lane will service the angled parking.
A 6-foot wide landscape buffer (represented above by the tree/hedge on the Boardwalk in animated view above, and by the green hedge in the built-out view below) will be installed between the Boardwalk and parked cars to hide them from view. The buffer creates better ambiance for sidewalk cafes and will act as a sound barrier.
If you would like to redesign the street layout in a different way, please go to Streetmix. You can upload your final design at the bottom of the page in the ‘Comments’ section.
FINAL BUILT-OUT VIEW OF MORENA WITH NEW BOARDWALK (View facing South)
Note that far east (right side of image) depicts landscape buffer separating Bicycle lane from Trolley and Light Rail tracks.
Image copyrighted 2015 and provided by Jeff LaMattery