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Council deletes controversial Regents Road bridge from planning maps – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Planned for decades, the $60-million bridge would have provided a second north-south route through the often-congested community that past city leaders considered crucial when they approved many dense housing projects for the area. But a majority of the council, which voted 6-2 against the bridge on Monday after three hours of strident public testimony, said they doubted the bridge would reduce congestion and that environmental concerns about the project were too significant to move forward.

Key Takeaways:

  • Planned for decades, the $60-million bridge would have provided a second north-south route through the often-congested community that past city leaders considered crucial when they approved many dense housing projects for the area.
  • But a majority of the council, which voted 6-2 against the bridge on Monday after three hours of strident public testimony, said they doubted the bridge would reduce congestion and that environmental concerns about the project were too significant to move forward.
  • It would have been built across Rose Canyon and the project was opposed by the Sierra Club and Coastkeeper.

“Councilman Scott Sherman said both sides in the debate made strong arguments, but that he believes the bridge could actually worsen congestion because smart phone apps would direct people to the new road.”

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/sd-me-regents-bridge-20161205-story.html